INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Members of the community gathered Saturday for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Holy Angels Catholic Church.
It’s at the corner of 28th and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. streets.
The old church was built in 1903 and was torn down in 2012.
Archbishop Charles Thompson and Mayor Joe Hogsett were there for the ceremony.
Church leaders say this is a very special moment for them and the community.
“We are actually elated,” said Sister Gail Trippett, parish life coordinator for the Holy Angels and St. Rita parishes. “As I was saying with someone earlier, it feels like a homecoming because we have been at Marian for 7 years. To actually know that we are just a few steps away from being back here on this corner and being able to walk out of Mass and then go right into the school to continue our ministry meetings and so forth, it is actually one of the most exciting moments I’ve had in a long time.”
Construction on the new church is expected to be completed in the spring.