The church has a beautiful view of the Salt Lake valley and there is plenty of parking. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School and Judge Memorial High School are located on the property that utilizes almost a square block. The church is located at the corner of 700 South and 1100 East and the main entrance is on 1100 East. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church has a light brick colored exterior with double wooden entry doors. On the opposite side of those doors is a large foyer with an abundance of information, handouts and a beautiful Holy Water storage container. The stairs for the balcony and confessionals
As I walked down the center aisle, I noticed a beautiful painting of the Holy Spirit shining down on the parishioners, about three-quarters of the way to the altar on the ceiling. The ceiling and a lot of the walls have been painted a trompe l'oeil style, or perhaps they have a special wallpaper. Either way, I think it is exquisite and adds to the ambiance and special peace that I found.
The altar was adorned in white linens and there were two beautiful floral bouquets on each side of the crucifix located on the back wall. The Tabernacle is located to the right of the altar in a special nook with the candle burning, two side candles and a spotlight above. The Bible is located to the left of the altar in a similar nook as the tabernacle but without the candle. The nooks have beautiful ornate golden trim that accent the both subjects. Turning around from the altar area I found the balcony in the back of the church with another stained glass window tucked away. There is a banner at the balcony that reads, "Our Lady of Lourdes Celebrates 100 years 1913-2013 - - Faith, Community, Service."
I encourage you to visit Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The view is fantastic, the church is beautiful, the sermons are enlightening and you'll meet Fr. J.J. Schwall too. May God bless this church and their parishioners.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa
(Please feel free to click on the photos below to view them enlarged.)