Ready to build


Our Lady of Soledad Parish in Coachella celebrated the beginning of construction of its new church building with a groundbreaking ceremony and blessing.

Father Rafael Partida (center), Episcopal Vicar for the Riverside Pastoral Region, represented Bishop Gerald Barnes in leading the blessing while Father Guy Wilson, ST, parish pastor, (arm raised) joined in the ceremony. Construction of the 1,200 seat church at Harrison Street and 53rd Avenue in Coachella is expected to start in November and take about one year to complete.