When you look at the rooms in a home, you can tell a lot about the people who live there. When you look at the furnishings of a church, you can tell a lot about the people who worship there. This situation is so because the church (as in building) gets its name from the Church (as in assembled people) who gather in it.

Let's look then at St. Emydius Church - its building and its furnishings and learn about the people who worship there.

Some Church Statistics:

Founding of Parish: 03 May 1913

Dedication of First Church: 27 December 1914

Dedication of Present Church: 26 February 1928

Architect: John J. Foley

Contractor: S. Rasori

First Major Remodeling: 1946

Second Major Remodeling: 1962

Title of Church: St. Emydius, patron against earthquakes

Shape of Church: Cruciform

Orientation of Church: Nave = north-south; Transept = east-west

Size: Transept & Nave: 3248 square feet

Seating Capacity: 600 people

The Altar, The Ambo, The Tabernacle and The Shrine of the Word of God were designed and realized by our beloved parishioner, George Gotelli.