(West Fargo, ND) -- Ground breaking took place Monday for a new Catholic Church in West Fargo.
"I'm just overwhelmed. It's been such a long journey for us and there has been many starts and stops because of the situation of the growing pains and moving and trying to redirect our goals and now we are here this day and we are going to do it," said Reverend Phil Ackerman, Pastor at Holy Cross Church.
Ackerman was among those on hand to help kick off construction for the new church on 7th Street East. The new 29 thousand square foot church is expected to be completed by spring 2025. The cost is estimated at upwards of $18 million.
Since 2015, parishioners have been worshipping in the fellowship hall, which has doubled as a meeting space and cafeteria for the school.