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  • 1. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary ChurchMonica Brambila Anthropology 121 Dr. Leanna Wolfe 12/09/13

2. The Front of the Church The front of the Holy Rosary Church contains a statue of Jesus on his cross. The exterior of the church is designed with pointed oval- like shapes and is a brown to tan color scheme. This is the main entrance to the church which leads to a small hall that has three doors. Two of those doors leads to the upper level of the church and the third leads to the main alter. 3. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary School To the left of the Holy Rosary Church there is the office of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church School. elementary private The Holy Rosary School is a Catholic Elementary private school. During the weekends the classrooms are used for confirmation, communion, and baptism classes. The school's playground is also used as a parking lot on Sundays. 4. The Outside of the Church To the left of the Holy Rosary Church there is also the office of the church where you can make arrangements for the weekend classes (confirmation, communion, baptism). There is a statue of Saint Joseph and his step son, Jesus. People come and put flowers and candles to praise them. This represents the Holy Family. 5. The Outside of the Church Near the Saint Joseph and Jesus statue there is a picture of the Virgin Mary. The picture is made of square pieces of tile that were painted over to create the Virgin Mary's figure. It's decorated with pink flowers and fuzzy rope. The Virgin Mary is placed next to the Saint Joseph and Jesus statue to represent the Holy Family. 6. The Inside of the Church In the main entrance of the Holy Rosary there is a hall that contains four containers that consist of holy water. They are all about the same size and have a cross engraved above it. People put holy water on themselves before mass or entering the church. 7. The Main Alter The Holy Rosary Church's alter has Jesus on his cross. Jesus was tortured to carry the cross and was nailed to it by the Jews. Between the cross there are two cloth strips that have candles on them and are purple because it represents the birth of Jesus (Christmas). 8. The Virgin Mary On the left side of the alter there is a portrait of the Virgin Mary. They put it there to celebrate the Virgin Mary's Birthday. The portrait is covered in bouquets of flowers and people come to pray to her for protection and forgiveness. 9. The Inside of the Church To the right side of the alter there is another portrait of the Virgin Mary. This area of the church is specifically meant for the Virgin Mary because this portrait is there all year. It is also decorated with flowers and cacti that people bring to her. 10. The Saints of the Church Near the Virgin Mary's portrait there is a small alter that contains many saints that the church praises. The alter is decorated with candles, flowers, and lights. Some of the saints are St. Jude, St Joseph, the Sacred Heart of Mary, and the Virgin of Zapopan. 11. The Church's Bible In the Holy Rosary Church there two bookshelves that contain these copies of the Bible. These books are free to use for the public during mass. People follow the mass with this book. It contains songs and parts of the Bible.