Construction Starts on New St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church / by Ethan Anthony

Construction begins next week on St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Ridgway, Illinois. The 12,383 Square Foot church which will seat 400 has a construction cost of $ 5,600,000 or approximately $ 450 per Square Foot. The church will be clad in a local limestone quarried nearby in Missouri. St. Kateri is a replacement for the former St. Joseph's Church that was destroyed by a tornado on February 29, 2012.