Decorah parish celebrates centennial, renovation project coming

St. Benedict raises $2.91 million through capital campaign

By Amanda Huinker
Special to The Witness

DECORAH — “Building Our Future Together” is the theme of St. Benedict Catholic Church’s centennial celebration. The year 2017 marks 100 years for the church at its current location on the corner of Court and Main Streets. An anniversary of this significance serves as a time for the church to reflect and be thankful for the generosity, sacrifice and foresight of its past members. Their vision built a beautiful church that has allowed the parish and its parishioners to grow, flourish and serve for the past century.

St. Benedict’s pastor, Father Phillip Gibbs, has encouraged today’s parishioners to look at this centennial as an opportunity to reflect in another way as well — to think and plan like their predecessors, to evaluate the church’s current needs and prepare for the generations the church will serve throughout the next 100 years.

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