SJW Catholic Church

This project began with a parish outreach and master planning phase led by Sparano + Mooney Architecture to help determine the vision for the replacement of a 1960's church and rectory building. The program which developed included a new church with seating for 800, a modern parish rectory and a long-term master plan and revised parking layout. The church building includes a sanctuary with sloping floors, fixed pews and a centralized altar and ambo, baptismal font at the entrance, reconciliation chapel and chapel of reservation. Other components include a contemporary day chapel with reclaimed elements from the former church, a children's cry room, a hospitality room, parish office and meeting rooms, and a large gathering space connecting to outdoor courtyard.