Holy Cross Church, West Sacramento

Just across the river from the Capital City in a picturesque setting is a large neo-Gothic structure that serves a parish that was part of the original Catholic Parish for the community. Two churches were founded in 1915, in the cities of Broderick and Bryte, which were eventually consolidated due to the growth of the population and the building of the current Holy Cross Church in 1960. Fortress-like brick walls of pale-yellow are topped with a red terracotta roof and tall bell-tower with a Celtic-style cross that oversees the re-purposed elementary school buildings. Inside the large church are three beautiful and sacred images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and a spectacular stained-glass window of Christ the King on the façade.