Diocese denies St. Mary’s restoration proposal

Diocese denies St. Mary’s restoration proposal

 

Bishop Donald Kettler is directing the Church of St. Mary to build a new facility, according to a letter sent to Fr. Marv Enneking April 10. The letter denies the parish’s proposal to restore the historic church after it suffered a fire in March 2016.

 

Kettler’s decision comes after assessing the recommendation of the Diocesan Building Commission, which received the initial proposal to restore the church on Feb. 23. The commission recommended not to restore the church and to build a new facility instead.

 

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