St. Helen Roman Catholic Church
2315 W. Augusta Blvd.
Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm
Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm
Pirola & Erbach, 1964
This Polish parish was formed in 1913, and in the early 1960s commissioned the present church building which blends Art Deco, Modernism and traditional styles with a Biblical fish motif. The spacious interior and ceiling are designed 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.
Visitors may take self-guided tours of St. Helen Church. Brochures detailing the art and architecture will also be available.