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Nota Bene Oct. 25, 2017

St. Paul's breaks ground for new church

By Agnieszka Ruck

Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, and members of parish and building committees break ground Oct. 14. (Patrick Guevara / Special to The B.C. Catholic)

RICHMOND—Members of St. Paul's Parish invited Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB, to bless and break the ground as they made progress on building a new church Oct. 14. 

The parish hosts six Masses every weekend, and at five of them there is standing room only. The new St. Paul's is planned to seat 960 people, nearly doubling the capacity of the old church

The whole project will cost $14.8 million and there are hopes the church will be ready by Christmas in 2018.

This architectural drawing by Studio One shows what St. Paul's south west entrance could look like.
This rendering shows what St. Paul's interior could look like. Plans are to seat an estimated 960 people.