Phase 3 to start on St. Joseph, Masses to move

By Herald Staff

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St. Joseph Catholic Church is undergoing $9.9 million in repairs, restorations and renovations. Exterior work includes tuck pointing, stonework, work on the bell tower and more. Interior renovations are set to begin next month, during which the church building will close for a year.

JASPER — St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper will start Phase III, which is interior work, of their plan to repair, restore and preserve the historic church.

At 8 a.m. on Monday, the public is invited to participate in the final Mass held in the building prior to the start of Phase III. At the end of that Mass, attendees are invited to join in a procession accompanying the Blessed Sacrament, crossing the plaza to the Parish Center. Adoration will continue until 9 a.m. The entire community is invited to join.

Starting Saturday, Sept. 4, Mass, Adoration, and other liturgical events will be celebrated in the updated Kundek Hall, inside the Parish Center. Doors will open 30 minutes before Mass times. The worship space will open for prayer at 7:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.

The essential work to the exterior of the building is progressing well, according to a press release. "The contractors have been working to reverse the effects of more than 130 years of use and weather. Their effort will help assure the future of Saint Joseph Church for generations to come.

To learn more about the plan to repair, restore and preserve St. Joseph, or how to participate, visit

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