Did You Know 11
Did you know that because of the condition of the church, Bishop Tracy approved the building of a new church at a cost of $150,000. According to Father Hines, the Bishop’s idea was that it should be built in such a way that if the population moved out or there were not enough people to continue the church, it could be used as an auditorium or gym or some other purpose. The Bishop and the people at the chancery wanted to avoid something that would be strictly a church – big bell towers, stained glass windows etc. the idea was to have it free of pillars.