Bay Mills St Kateri Church destroyed by fire


A fire early Wednesday morning destroyed a Chippewa County church.

Area fire departments first responded to a fire at the Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Catholic Church just before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The church opened in 1967 after the previous church on that site was destroyed by a fire.

Photo courtesy Kurt Perron

Church members have many great memories of the church including one parishioner who was married at the church when it first opened.

“It was sad, I cried. I could not help but crying. It was just so sad,” said parishioner Wanda Perron. “All my kids, all their sacraments, all of their marriages, all their baptisms and confirmations were here. Everything was here. So sad to see this go.”

Fire departments from Bay Mills, Dafter and Superior Townships were on the scene. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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