St. Patrick Catholic Church

St. Patrick Catholic Church

Fremont, NE

2001 Completion

$8.3 Million

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church has a mission to encounter Jesus by loving as He commanded, serving as exemplified by Jesus, and making disciples as He commissioned. This instruction to make disciples led the parish to outgrow an existing building and commission a larger church. It was important for the architecture, both inside and out, to make a statement of Catholic tradition.

BCDM Architect’s design solution incorporated both the rich tradition of the Catholic Church and the latest contemporary guidelines of the “Built of Living Stones” document. The Nave floor plan is an innovative cruciform plan in which the traditional cruciform proportions are widened to create a sense of “one community around the altar,” reduce distances between the rear pews and the altar and maintain the historical sense of a cruciform plan.