Sts. John & Paul Parish

Client
Sts. John & Paul Parish
Year
N/A
Work
Architecture/Interior
Status
Completed
Scale
42,000 SF
Location
Sewickly, PA

Saints John and Paul Roman Catholic Church – the newest and fastest growing Catholic parish in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, hired Desmone Architects to design a new worship facility on an adjacent 12-acre property. The new basilica-like structure is constructed of brick and sandstone in the shape of a cross which faces Wexford Bayne Road. The interior design features large spanning, but graceful, roof trusses and natural materials including sandstone facing and cork flooring.

Over the years the parish has acquired an impressive private collection of over 30 beautiful stained-glass windows from the former St. Anthony’s School in Oakmont, and other schools and parishes throughout western Pennsylvania. These pieces were retro-fitted into new custom frames. The new church includes seating for 1,500, a choir loft, a full basement to house parish offices, meeting space and a grotto chapel with seating for 150.