My love for old church interiors and stained glass is known to all who have followed me for any period of time. Today's post, dedicated to a week of Our Lady, has its source from the heart of Hettienne and can be found HERE.
Saturday night we attended Mass at a small mission church in the farming community of Stevinson, CA. This community of mainly Portuguese and Hispanic families has cared for this small church for generations. For such a small mission community, the members are very active and the church was filled, even for a Saturday night.
I was impressed by its simplicity, especially the Apse (the altar area) with its simple wooden alter and plain back wall. There was no Tabernacle present and I learned later that this particular church had never had a Tabernacle. It was never a parish church and was and is only open just before Mass. For this reason, the presence of the Body and Blood of Christ was never housed here.