Newton parish breaks ground for new church
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NEWTON — It’s not everyday Sr. Marlita Henseler picks up a shovel and starts digging.
But she didn’t mind getting her shoes a little dirty this time.
On July 31, Sr. Marlita and about 70 other people — many of whom also held shovels, eager to dig in — took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for a church being constructed at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community in Newton, a rural town in Manitowoc County.
The parish was formed in 2000, and the following year, as part of Phase 1, construction began on the offices, social hall and other spaces that are currently being utilized for various activities. But, all along, Masses have been held in a gathering space, as opposed to a formal church.
That will soon change when the new church is completed in the spring of 2014. The wood-and-brick structure, which will be attached to the current building, is being built by Hamann Construction of Manitowoc.
Does anyone know if the plans are online?