After fire destroys St. Mary's Church, services held in school gym - P5
December 18, 2017
After fire destroyed the historic St. Mary's Mission Church on Saturday morning, December 2, 2017 about 2:36 AM, services were held in their Mission School gym on Sunday, December 3rd.
St. Mary's Mission plans to rebuild the church as soon as they can.
St. Mary's Mission Church would also like to invite friends and family to join them for Mass on Sunday, December 17th, 2017 at 10:45 AM in the school gym. Bishop Michael Hoeppner will be joining them to celebrate the 3rd Advent during this Christmas season.
After services they invite everyone to stay for refreshments and donuts and visit with the Bishop, friends and family.
'Out of the ashes will rise a new church': Fire destroys historic St. Mary's Mission Church
RED LAKE -- The wreckage of St. Mary's Mission Church was still smoldering at noon Saturday as congregants stood at the edge of a caution-tape boundary, paying their respects.
The historic church, which has served the Red Lake Reservation since the 1800s, burned to the ground overnight, leaving nothing but the chimney intact. Charred debris had traveled the entire length of the large field that separated the church from the nearby fire station, and wood splinters showed where the bell tower had stood.