Blessed Sacrament Church
3109 Swede, Midland, MI
Designed by Brysselbout, Starke,Hacker,Simon and Associates AIA,1966.
Blessed Sacrament was constructed with the Vatican II liturgy of the Church in mind. Its circular shape was designed by architects Brysselbout, Starke,Hacker, Simon and Associates of Bay City.
All of the marble in the church consists of travertine marble obtained from a quarry near Florence, Italy. The main marble altar is an elliptically-shaped table on a sculptured base. The woodwork throughout the church, with the exception of the exposed cedar ceiling, is of solid and veneer walnut. North Carolina Greenstone is used in the facing of the walls. The pews are made from solid oak. The bell is a 1,000 pound Holland Bell.
A feature of the exterior construction is the 97 foot high steeple cross based in lantern windows. The cross is spotlighted at night. The church windows were designed and constructed by james Hopfensperger, a parishioner and former art teacher at Midland Public Schools, and consists of faceted glass, hand set in aluminum frames.