Set on a small hill, the church was very easy to locate and is just a few minutes from Interstate 80. There is ample parking and handicap access to the church is available if needed. To the right of the parking area is a lovely statue of Our Lady of Lourdes that has a
Turning right from the foyer are the bathrooms and the narthex of the church is to the left. Immediately to the right after entering into church is the Confessional. On the left is the back wall of the church with two sets of double doors for easier access. The Stations of the Cross are along the side and back walls. The walls have an light wood colored paneling two-thirds up the walls and white paint on the remaining area. White seems to help conduct the light shining down from the window alcoves on the ceiling. The pews are made of the same wood as the paneling on the walls and have crosses at the ends that face the aisles. There are two sets of pews on each side of the main aisle that leads to the altar.
The altar is adorned with purple linens and banners to signify Lent. Spanning from left to right: a large double-framed print of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then a statue of niño de atocha (Child of Atocha), followed by the podium. Further right is a large statue of Joseph with Jesus and then the altar table. The table has a white embroidered cloth with a purple runner and two candles. Behind the altar table is a large crucifix that is beautifully detailed and in between two large purple banners. Three chairs for the ministers of the mass are to the right of the banners and just before the tabernacle. The tabernacle is draped in purple and located in an ornate wooden alcove that is regally framed and guarded by two praying angels and the tabernacle lamp.
I found San Felipe Catholic Church to be peaceful, full of the Holy Spirit, and the parishioners were very nice. Come early to mass for some Eucharistic Adoration time and find yourself at peace and closer to God. In fact, adoration must precede our every activity and program, that it may render us truly free and that we may be given the criteria for our action.
- Pope Benedict XVI Speech October 16, 2006. May God continue to bless San Felipe Catholic Church, the clergy and parishioners, and use them as an instrument in reaching His people.