The Church of Our Lady of Grace exudes peace and serenity from a simple, beautiful structure located on a busy street in a tree-lined neighborhood of West Sacramento. The one-time military chapel houses an interior showered with the blessings of the patroness, Our Lady of Grace from a large colorful stained-glass window overlooking the sanctuary.
The church contains many beautiful Marian images, as well as a stained-glass window of little-seen Saint Thaddeus on the façade. Services are held at the church daily (Monday-Wednesday) at 8:30 a.m. along with a Saturday vigil at 5:30 p.m. and two Sunday Masses at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The building is small, so come early for the well-attended Masses.
The 20th century church was a former military chapel as evidenced by its functional design with hints of a California Mission- style architecture in the stucco walls and red terracotta tile roof. The long rectangular-shaped building has a small covered bell tower with a cross on top toward the front part of the structure that houses a working bell to summon the faithful. The façade exhibits three stained-glass windows of a Gothic-style with pointed arches including a large window depicting Saint Thaddeus, one of the Twelve Apostles (more familiarly known as Saint Jude Thaddeus). The building is situated on an east-west axis and occupies about one-half of a large parcel of land which also houses a building with the rectory and administrative offices; and related parking lots. In the passageway between the rectory and the church is a lovely milk-white statue of Our Lady of Grace with outstretched arms flanked by small angels with hands folded in prayer. The church sits on the edge of a residential neighborhood which is shaded by tree-lined lanes and is very pleasant despite the proximity of Interstate 80 to the site.
Address: 911 Park Boulevard, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Phone: (916) 371-4814