20 Sep 2016
By JOE SUTTER (firstname.lastname@example.org) , Messenger News
A public fundraising campaign is now underway for one large church that would serve all Catholics in Webster County.
Initial drawings have been released for the nearly $10 million planned structure, which would be built just east of St. Edmond Catholic School, thus creating one unified campus for Holy Trinity Parish, which covers the whole county.
The 1,000-seat church would replace the two remaining Catholic churches in the county - Sacred Heart and Corpus Christi - which are both in Fort Dodge.
The move to a single church for all of the parish's 2,700 Catholic households has been in discussion for at least 10 years.
"We've been in the process of planning for quite a long time," said Monsignor Kevin McCoy, announcing the start of the "Living our faith, building our future" capital campaign.
The parish has seen a great reduction in the number of priests over the years, McCoy said. There are currently two priests, McCoy and the Rev. Patrick Behm, serving the whole county.