Saint Anne’s Parish in Fall River is facing a steep task to keep their church from closing it’s doors.
To renovate the building enough to re-open the upper church at Saint Anne’s Parish and Shrine, it will cost approximately $13.5 million dollars.
The parish has been having mass in the lower church for three years due to structural issues in the upper level of the building.
A closed door committee meeting is currently scheduled to be held on May 10th to discuss how to proceed further with fundraising efforts in an attempt to restore the church.
If you remember on April 5th, Bishop da Cunha stated the possible combining or closure of parishes in the Fall River diocese. The Bishop also stated that although parishioners become attached to a building of worship, and he realized the importance of that, he does not see the church as a building.
We will keep you updated on fundraising efforts and how you can help to restore and save the church.