Holy hopes

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20 Sep 2016

By JOE SUTTER (jsutter@messengernews.net) , 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.

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