St. Kateri Tekakwitha: Ridgway Illinois
Construction has been underway since May 2014 on a new church for St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church in Ridgway, Illinois. The new building is a new Gothic-inspired design similar to but not derived from the original St. Joseph's Church that was destroyed by a tornado on February 29, 2012.
The construction schedule has had multiple weather-related setbacks including one of the coldest winters in memory that resulted in a three month shutdown. Otherwise the project has proceeded with few problems and it is expected the church may be able to occupy as soon as the end of November.
The Reverend Steven Beatty is the Pastor of the parish.