Catholic Community of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton held a ribbon-cutting for its new building on Nov. 20.

The parish was founded in 1976, and the first Sunday liturgy was held in the former church in 1981. In October 2020, that building was torn down, and construction on the new building began.

“Our former building was not large enough and was deteriorating,” said Cindy Christenson, director of community life and fellowship. “From several town hall meetings, the single-most request from parishioners was that they wanted a church that looked like a church.”

Christenson added that the new building is more than just the actual sanctuary, which is the main worship place.

“We have added a very large narthex, which is an area to meet and socialize outside of the worship space; several rooms, such as a gathering/bride’s room; choir rehearsal spaces; and a beautiful daily chapel housing many artifacts for our old church, including the stained-glass windows,” she said.