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St. Helen Roman Catholic Church

Address

2300 W. Augusta Blvd.

Neighborhood

Ukrainian Village

Hours

Sat, Oct 19: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

Pirola & Erbach, 1964

Description

This Polish parish was formed in 1913, and in the early 1960s commissioned the present structure, which blends Art Deco, Modernism and tradition--with a Biblical fish motif. The spacious interior and ceiling are decorated to draw all eyes to the altar, which is illuminated by light coming through slits in the walls. The stained glass contains mostly geometric patterns in small fragments of bright, unfiltered colors. A life-sized bronze statue of Pope St. John Paul II greets passersby on Augusta Boulevard.

Visitor Experience

Be transfixed by the geometric glories of this unusual Modernist church. Visitors who arrive during Sunday Mass are asked to be respectfully quiet.