What possesses a parish to build a church like this? Of course it is from the 1970's era and it was thought to be the way of the future at the time. I would have loved this in the 1970's. But even dressing up the altar the way it is for the EF Mass doesn't help much, but it does help some. I kept looking at the barrel like thing to the right of the altar wondering if it was a receptical to receive food for the poor and then realized it is the ambo. What were they thinking?