Just a few minutes off of I-15 and with plenty of parking, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church can be found without a problem. The first thing that caught my eye was the tall red cross
The cry room has a separate adoration area, a lovely cross and plenty of wooden chairs. A little farther from the cry room is the door leading into the nave of the church. The church is set-up like a diamond or similar to a square resting on a corner. The altar is at the top of the diamond and the main aisle is down the middle. The right side of church is adorned with intricate wood carved Stations of the Cross, followed by adoration areas. The adoration area for Our Lady of Guadalupe is to the right of the altar and next to the music area. The adoration area is very beautifully decorated with flowers, kneelers and ornate woodwork.
Confessionals can be found on the left side of church along with various large lovely framed paintings. The confessionals brought back wonderful memories of my childhood.
There are three doors with lights above to indicate occupancy. I'm sure that there is a kneeler or chair inside with a screen that provides a sense of anonymity. Closer to the altar and still on the left is an alcove with the Baptismal Font, a few benches and an exquisite carving of the Last Supper. The altar is just as ornate as the carving and is a focal point in the church. The linens, flowers and vestments are in white because it is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. Behind the altar table is such an intricate and beautiful ornate area that houses the tabernacle along with a carving of Jesus on the Cross. During the mass I caught myself many times gazing at the complex woodworking throughout the building.
I was blessed to have been greeted and made welcome by a Eucharistic Minister and Deacon Mario Rodriguez. Deacon Mario spent time speaking with me and is such a lovely gentleman and made me feel at home and at ease. Fr. Jose Barrera gave a passionate homily of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity along with a special prayer. Thank you for the warm hospitality and welcome that you have extended. May God continue to bless you and your church.