The new Saint Rocco Catholic Church was established by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as the area’s first national parish designated to serve the needs of Spanish-speaking Catholics and celebrate Hispanic heritage. Located in southern Chester County Pennsylvania, KCBA provided master planning and architectural services to establish a warm, welcoming, and culturally familiar place of worship for the nearly 3,000 families in the community. Set on a beautiful rural site, the new building reflects the architectural traditions and customs of the largely Mexican American congregation. The 500-seat church was inspired by the famed Mission San Juan Capistrano in California. Highlights include a stucco exterior, bell tower and cupola, retablo wall, and the reuse of furniture and appointments from other area churches. A simple axial floor plan supports a heavy reliance on processions during services. A large outdoor plaza hosts the congregation’s extensive outdoor activities and events as well as leads to a formal, ceremonial entrance to the building.