Written by Carina A. Brunson Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:48
MISSION — After a decade of fundraising and seeking approval to expand the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, work has begun and starting last weekend, Mass will be held in the church hall for the next nine months.
Last week, Rev. Roy Snipes stood inside the 85-year-old church as workers removed several church artifacts like the pulpit, saint statues and the Stations of the Cross.
“I’m too sentimental for this stuff,” Snipes said. “If anybody gripes at me I’ll be sure to understand.”
The expansion, which will move the walls on the east and west sides by 30 feet, will allow the church to welcome more of its parishioners inside for Sunday Mass. At the height of the winter months, Snipes said there could be 1,000 people attending church.