A new church has plans for the former St. Mary’s.
Milwaukee Chin Baptist Church — a small congregation comprised of primarily Burmese refugees — plans to purchase the former Catholic church and relocate from a rented space in West Allis. The rectory will be used to house the pastor and offices.
The church has about 150 members, with average Sunday worship around 80, Pastor Jody Hice told the Plan Commission this week. They only plan to use the church for Sunday worship.
I welcome them to South Milwaukee … and am glad to see the former St. Mary’s Church fully used in a variety of creative reuses. Besides the new church community, the school is now home to Max A. Sass Funeral & Cremation Services; the hall and gym are home to MEARS Online Auctions; and the convent is home to St. Mary’s Manor.