We Walk in Faith
Archbishop William O. Brady established a Catholic parish in the community of Brooklyn Center. The Redemptorist (The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer) was invited to staff the parish, making it the first Redemptorist parish in Minnesota. The initial 1000 families of the parish used neighborhood schools for weekly Masses. Ground was broken in June
The first Mass was celebrated on Mother’s Day.
On June 20th the church was dedicated by Archbishop Brady.
The new church was consecrated on May 25. The original church was converted into a gymnasium for the parish school.
The parish celebrated its 25th anniversary. St. Alphonsus foundation was established. The Mother of Perpetual Help Shrine was restored.
The parish dedicated a new shrine to our Mother of Perpetual Help.
Improvements were made in our facilities to ensure that all parishioners would have access regardless of their physical condition. This included elevators, ramps, and renovated restrooms. In addition, new doors and a new roof were installed, and the parking lot was resurfaced.
The “We Walk in Faith” capital campaign provided funds to renovate the worship area, build a parish hall with kitchen facilities, bridal and parish nurse area, an entrance canopy, a middle school education wing, music room and a youth room.
Archbishop Harry Flynn dedicated the new and renewed spaces.
The parish school celebrated its 50th anniversary.