When I arrived at the church I noticed the big grey building. There a large parking lot with two areas to enter into church. One access to church is via stairs on the left and the right side of the parking lot no stairs were needed. Entering pass the doors from the parking lot and I was in the narthex or vestibule. This substantial area is full of booklets, handouts, posters, holy water, baptismal font, stairway and hallways leading to the lavatory. Just above the baptismal font is a large circular area in the ceiling that showcases a beautiful mural. There are glass windows and doors separating the narthex from the nave of the church.
Entering into the church I noticed one main aisle and two side aisles. The stations of the cross are along the side and back walls. The two sides of the church are lined with large stained glass windows of saints and future saints. Turning right after entering into church and the next corner is a lovely adoration area for Saint Martin de Porres, Mary and Joseph. There is a beautiful glow of light that comes through the small stained glass windows on top and keeps the plants very happy. Further down that side you will notice that the side walls of the church form a point which is behind the altar where the cross is located. The altar, which was anointed by our bishop on August 5, 2007, is adorned by an elegant purple cloth because it is Lent. The altar holds candles and framed words for Father Jan Bednarz to easily see while he is celebrating mass. The tabernacle is just behind the altar and below the crucifix, which is framed by beautiful statues of Mary and Joseph.
On the opposite side of the church from the adoration area is a glass door that leads to a confessional. There is a three dimensional stained glass lamb that can be seen in the side window. Just as I remembered as a child, communion is received on the tongue while kneeling. The Latin Mass was the same amount of time that it takes to celebrate it in English. If you do not wish to attend mass in Latin, there are three other masses that are celebrated in English, one on Saturday and two on Sunday.
Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church, I thank you for allowing me to take photos of your special church. "May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you." - Saint Teresa of Ávila