Goals met and prayers answered with recent blessing and dedication of St. Mary’s Parish Life Center Building

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Blessing held June 6th followed by Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting on June 7th

By Donna Webb, Reporter

Several years in the making, plans by the Parish and Finance Councils of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in San Saba to build a multi-use facility (includes a religious education center, parish office, a fellowship hall and a kitchen) have been partially completed. Phase I of this building project, which is divided into three phases, was completed in May of this year. Phase II involves renovation of Hedberg Religious Education Center to allow for a new Parish Rectory, while Phase III will be the removal of existing Hall/ Rectory/Office structures and installation of parking and landscaping.

The completion of Phase I could not have happened without the generosity of the St. Mary’s parishioners, the San Saba community, and the Diocese of Austin. Together, parishioners and non-parishioners pledged over $307,000 towards Phase I and a matching grant was received that allowed the project to move forward. St. Mary’s parishioners continue to work hard to raise funds to complete Phases II and III.


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