Hartford's St. Mary's parish to have new parish hall dedicated and blessed

Parishioners of Hartford's St. Mary's Church are encouraged to go to the church Saturday evening and celebrate with a new parish hall set for dedicating and blessing.

Parishioner Pat Wiederholt says the church community has needed the building, which replaces the old rectory and parish hall, for years.

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Parishioners raised around $150,000 for the 50-foot by 60-foot structure, which also includes a garage on one end.

Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann and Father Ray May will bless and dedicate the hall as part of a special gathering, which starts at 6 pm at the church. A meal will also be part of the event.

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