BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Neo-Gothic style church in Buffalo 130-years-old had its final mass on Sunday.
With re-construction costs estimated between $8 million and $12 million, the Diocese of Buffalo has decided to raze St. Ann Church.
In a letter at Masses this weekend, Bishop Malone wrote, "It is always a sad day when we have to acknowledge that a church can no longer be used, and sadder still when the church must be razed. But St. Ann Church, and the parish life that has thrived there for more than 150 years, has made its mark on the history of Catholicism in Western New York, and more importantly, on the lives of so many who have worshipped there. That is to be remembered and celebrated now and into the future."
Parishioners were also notified at weekend masses at St. Martin de Porres Parish in Buffalo.
Demolition is expected to happen later this year. The site will be transformed into green space available for future development.
Most of the restoration work would've been needed in east and west front towers.
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