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.
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.