About 450 people gathered Feb. 11 at Melrose High School to see a proposal for a new church in Melrose.
When longtime parishioner Gail Schlicht, a retired nurse, learned that the pews salvaged after the fire that tore through the church March 11, 2016, were not going to be reused in the renovation, she was eager to see if she could get some of the rescued wood on her lathe.
Based on recommendations from the Diocesan Building Commission, St. Mary Parish in Melrose has hired a liturgical design consultant to assist the parish community in taking the next step forward in rebuilding the church.
With a a steering committee formed to help gather information, work with the insurance company and general contractors and report their findings, the community is moving forward one year later.
While the community of St. Mary Church in Melrose prepares to celebrate the Christmas season without their beloved building, which was severely damaged in a fire March 11, its members are hopeful that some traditions will carry on as usual.
The doors opened June 13 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parish leaders were on site all day to answer questions and welcome visitors.
A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the March 11 fire at St. Mary Church in Melrose, authorities announced May 20. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the state fire marshal — through the Minnesota Chapter of the International […]
Clean up and abatement efforts at St. Mary Church in Melrose are well underway after the March 11 fire. The church’s high altar and statues were destroyed by the fire, according to Carol Moorman, a longtime St. Mary’s parishioner and the church’s appointed spokesperson. Two smaller side altars remain intact. The large tabernacle and a […]
Almost 62 years ago, Ralph Revermann was baptized at St. Mary Church in Melrose and has been a member ever since. For 22 of those years, he served on the city’s fire department and was the chief when he retired from the squad. When he left work Friday, March 11, he saw smoke billowing from […]
Sacred Heart School in Freeport invited students and staff from St. Mary’s School in Melrose to pray, share a meal and get to know one another March 18, just one week after their church suffered a devastating fire. In the hours and days following the fire at St. Mary’s March 11, Robert Doyle, principal of […]
On the morning after St. Mary Church in Melrose suffered a devastating fire, small groups of people gathered around the building to survey the damage, take photos with their cell phones, and offer comfort to one another. Some, like parishioner Bob Leukam, had gathered there the night before, too, when fire departments from Melrose, Sauk […]