Mpls. Parish Gathers For Worship After Fire Destroyed Church

A Twin Cities community says a fire can't stop the work of god (1:11). WCCO 4 News At 5:30 - April 25, 2021

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SPEAKER 1: A Twin Cities communities says a fire can't stop the work of God. And while its church may have been destroyed, their spirit is still strong as ever. A fire devastated the Sacred Heart of Jesus PN Catholic Church in Northeast Minneapolis last Monday. The flames caused the century old ceiling to collapse.

Today the congregation worshipped in a smaller, temporary spot, the parish hall, where the congregation typically gathers after Sunday mass. Thanks to the work of volunteers, some of the church's original religious relics were preserved from the fire and used for today's service.

JOHN KUTEK: Pray and ask God about his guidance, what he wants us to do. So we concentrate on healing right now, and prayer, and unity. Get together, not only as parish members, but the whole city.

SPEAKER 1: Sacred Heart has held a Sunday mass every week since 1914, when the church opened. Father Kutek thanks everyone for their support and says they plan to rebuild. Investigators are still working to determine how the fire started. To see how volunteers with the church are restoring religious relics, check out our story on and there you'll also find a link to help contribute to rebuilding.