A small parish in central Alberta is facing a big challenge.
The parishioners of Our Lady of Peace in Innisfail have a $600,000 bill to replace the roof of their church after a devastating fire just before Christmas. Temporary repairs to the fire-ravaged wood beams will last only until the summer.
Rev. Liju Jose, pastor of Our Lady of Peace, said his parishioners were happy to return to the church for Mass in the New Year after celebrating Christmas at a school. “It was good, but now we have to replace the whole roof. There’s a limited time we have to work.

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