St. Joseph’s Catholic Parish in Sturgeon Bay is continuing to work on a church restoration project this fall. Masonry repairs began over a month ago and calls for work on the twin Gothic steeple towers. The project will also include a restoration of the rose stain glass window located in the choir loft in the back of the church. Dianne Coopman, a finance council and ad hoc restoration committee member, says the parish exceeded expectations on raising $230,000 for the estimated repairs.
St. Joseph’s parish began in 1865 and the 108-year-old church is under both the National and Wisconsin Historic Registry. The complete project is scheduled to be completed by the end of November, according to Coopman.