St. Joseph Church, Geneva, NE

Address: 831 E Street, Geneva, NE 68361


Saint Joseph Church in Geneva, Nebraska is modern structure dedicated in 1999 to replace the decades-old former church building on the same site. The church, parish hall, administrative offices and rectory occupy a half block just south of the County Courthouse in central Geneva. The spacious, open interior is full of light and decorative wood fixtures. The focus is a large Crucifixion scene over a beautiful wood-backed altar beneath a triple-arch evoking the Holy Trinity. There are many lovely and historic stained-glass windows and statues in the church which were renovated and moved from the previous church. The church doors are generally open during hours that the administrative office is occupied, and when daily Mass and Saturday evening / Sunday morning Masses are held.

Special things to see in the Church
> Sacred Statues from Original Church
> Original Stained Glass Windows
> Historic Baptismal Font
> Memorial Bell Tower with Original Bell
> Jubilee Courtyard with Plaques Showing List of Pastors and Cornerstones of Original Church and School

Interesting Fact About the Church
Nearly all of the German-style stained glass windows are from the prior church which was razed in 1997 while the new church was built. The windows were carefully removed and cleaned before mounting in the choir area of the new building and in the narthex and hallway connecting to the church hall. The only window that didn’t make the move to the new church was the window depicting the patron, St. Joseph as it was damaged during the removal; and a new St. Joseph window was commissioned that is prominently located in the narthex near the entrance to the church office.

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