Thursday, December 23, 2010

Houma Bids Historic Church Farewell

Parishioners say goodbye to St. Matthew's 
Photo by: Jessica Wolff/Correspondent  Buy photo
The Rev. Craig Dalferes and his congregation gather for a prayer service Wednesday morning before demolition begins at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church.

HOUMA — As the construction equipment started knocking down the back of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Wednesday, Dana Davis began to cry.

“Everything wonderful and everything sad happened here,” Davis said. Davis, like the rest of the church parishioners at the site, were there to take one last look at the building. St. Matthew's was destroyed in the early hours of Nov. 11 by a fire.

The Rev. Craig Dalferes led the group in a prayer, sprinkling the site with holy water. “We are here to honor the closing of one chapter and the opening of a new one,” Dalferes said. READ FULL STORY                                              
By: Eric Heisig /Staff Writer

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