St. Joseph Catholic Church
Springfield, NE
3,800 SF

Originally built in the 1980s, the renovation of the sanctuary allows liturgies to be celebrated consistent with the Roman Missal, Third Edition.

The tabernacle was relocated from a small chapel to the new Altar of Repose behind the new altar. The narthex and entry sequence were redesigned, moving the baptismal font to the entry into the sanctuary as a constant reminder of the Sacrament of Baptism for all entering.

Interior work included a new altar, ambo, baptismal font, ambry, and Altar of Repose – all constructed of Italian marble. The existing sloped floor was leveled and new radius pews were added, as were altar seating and ecclesiastical furnishings.

AO consulted with the church’s sculptor on the design of the Cross and Corpus to work together with the redesigned interior. Since the project was completed under budget, the church had the opportunity to remodel the existing side chapel as well. All new finishes were provided, including tile flooring, wainscoting, and carpet. The sanctuary was completed for mass in 2012.

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