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Construction on new St. Mary Catholic Church begins Sunday

Groundbreaking ceremony will follow Sunday Mass


Last updated 6/18/2021 at 11:36am

Construction on the new St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation will begin with a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday 20 after a Mass that begins at 11:30 a.m.

Father Joseph Tran said the ceremony will last between 15 and 30 minutes, and Bishop Michael Warfel will be in attendance.

The old church, built in 1979 in a community effort using 200 logs harvested on the reservation to replace the former church, was a total loss in the Dec. 14, 2019, fire, which was caused by a faulty furnace.

Since the fire, Tran has been hosting Mass at his house, but it’s not large enou...

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