After decades of waiting, ground broken for church

The parish community of St. Bernadette Catholic Church gathered Sunday, March 29 to break ground for a new, long-awaited church building.

A cold breeze and drizzle did not dampen the spirits of the hundreds of parishioners who sang and prayed, shovels in hand, as they stood around what will be the outside wall of the new church.

“The sun in shining down upon us, we just can’t see it right at this moment,” the Rev. Bill Stockelman said as the ceremony began.