Friday, January 2, 2009

St. Gaspar

This church is closer to me than i think it is. The next nice day I have off i Believe i will try to get inside and explore. It was locked the day i visited. I don't know anyone here, so i didn't go up to the rectory to ask.


I just can't get enough of the spire! This is one church I long to go belfry climbing in.


The brickwork is also very good.


The Back end of the priest's house (or i assume the rectory) Or i could be totally wrong.

This building is what i believe to have been a school or workshop maybe. Currently it is used for storage. In the next picture you can see how poor of shape the building is in. Everything is very old on the grounds here. It's very nice to see such things.

That building may also have had something to do with the large building next door (which I'll get to on the next post)

10 comments:

Jeffrey Smith said...

Magnificent. That might be one of the best towers in the diocese.

ShariYS said...

GASP!! ... wow! ... where is this?!

Kimberly said...

Knocking on the door to the rectory probably won't get you too far, the priest for St. Gaspar (Fr. Paul Fahrbach) resides in Attica. St. Gaspar is quite nice inside, with the original ornate altar and side altars still intact. I like making the drive to Marywood as St. Gaspar reminds me so much of my home parish which was included in the 2005 closings.

Alex Fries said...

Just down the road from the sorrowful mother shrine in Belleview.

Jeffrey Smith said...

Glad to know the interior's intact.
If the church wouldn't arbitrarily rule out 99% of the population ( Women, gays, married men, etc. ), then fill the heads of the few remaining candidates with bilge about divine callings instead of careers ( As the priesthood was regarded through most of its history ), we might actually have enough priests to fill all the parishes.

Alex Fries said...

Kimberly: When i was there a Fedex truck came up to the house. So that gave me a small flame of hope that i may be able to get in contact with people. haha.

ShariYS said...

Jeffrey - AMEN, AMEN, AMEN!!!!

Jeffrey Smith said...

Nowadays, you just can't escape from Fedex.

Russ Martin (AKA "Steeple Chaser") said...

It’s truly a shame that such a beautiful church should sit empty.

Jeffrey Smith said...

But this one isn't closed, is it?