ST. Patrick Parish, the second in the city of Columbus, was established in 1852 for the English speaking Catholics. The current church was dedicated in 1853. Currently, the parish is run by the Dominican order. It has absolutely NOBODY living within its parish boundaries. The parish now sits in the middle of an industrial area in downtown Columbus. However, every Mass at the parish is packed to the gills. Although the Dominicans at St. Patricks no longer say the Dominican rite (as popularly dictated by their order), the parish still enjoys the option to use gregorian chant and at least one Mass a month with the liberal use of Latin.
The picture here is a close up of their "old" high altar. I quote old because the altar is brand new (within the last 5 years). Unfortunately the altar isn't used, but perhaps they're planning for the future? It's still very beautiful.
Here is a picture of the sanctuary as a whole. Notice the altar rail. The rail is still used by the way!
Here is the facade of the parish. The church is of midevil english design, but is quite beautiful.
Ah, the stain glass window of St. Patrick. I once knew who he was baptising in this window, but it escapes me know. If anybody has any idea, please let me know. St. Patrick Parish has some of the most beautiful stain glass windows I've ever seen.
On the cealing of the church are mosaics of dominican saints. Here's one of my favorites, St. Pius V.
Unfortunately this picture came out rather dark, but this is a picture of the choir loft. St. Patraick's has a very good choir with whom the Josephinum choir will be having a concert with in two weeks.
If you're ever in the dowtown area of Columbus, OH, I would recomend looking up St. Patrick's, especially if you are in need of confession. They have confessions before most Masses, and have several priests hearing them at once.