Sacred Place of the Day

St. James Catholic Church: Decature, IL


  1. Decatur, Illinois named after Stephen Decatur.

    And to think when my family lived in Decatur, we went to Mass in a Our Lady of Lourdes school gym/auditorium/cafeteria. We moved away before they built a church. That was late 1970s, so I doubt the church they built is as beautiful as the parish in your picture.

    Thanks for the picture and the memories.


  2. Marie, thanks for sharing your memories. I, too, remember Mass in the gym while our church was remodeled. Unfortunately, the results of THAT remodel were horrendous...


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