Two area churches merge with St. Mary’s

by Patti Pfeifer, Staff Writer

The merger of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Federal Dam, and St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Bena with St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Deer River is now complete. A special Mass was held at St. Mary’s on Nov. 1 officiated by Fr. Steven Daigle. Memorial objects shown here are from the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and are on display in the front entry at St. Mary’s. Photo by Patti Pfeifer

A special recognition honoring the merger of St. Anne’s of Bena and Sacred Heart of Federal Dam into St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Deer River was held on Nov. 1.

At the Mass held that day, a special blessing and dedication to each of the two churches was given by Fr. Steven Daigle, honoring the countless masses, baptisms, weddings and funerals held in those parishes. It was a time to welcome all former and current parishioners into St. Mary’s in Deer River.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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