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September 27, 2015 Issue

Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, blesses the altar at the new Immaculate Conception Church in Manito during the Mass with the rites of dedication on Sept. 27.

The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems (Several more photos from the Dedication Mass may be viewed on The Catholic Post's site on Facebook.)

New Immaculate Conception Church and Hall in Manito blessed

MANITO -- Looking around the sanctuary of the new Immaculate Conception Church last Sunday, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, said, “I am so in awe of what this parish has achieved.”

“There is a lot of sweat equity in this glorious church,” he told those who filled the pews, the gathering space and the parish hall for the Mass, which included a blessing and dedication of the new worship space. “I know you had contractors and they brought their skill. I also know some of you are feeling muscles you forgot you had!”

Before he blessed and anointed the new altar -- designed by Theresa Sondag and made by Deacon Bob Sondag in their shop, Signature Wood -- and church, the bishop reminded parishioners and guests why it had been built.

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