Capilla Inspiracion (Inspiration Chapel)
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church’s second mission opened in February on Hamilton Street in the old Ponders Funeral Home location.
It serves between 150 and 200 people.
Father Paul Williams said the mission grew out of a prayer group of mostly Guatemalan immigrants who had been meeting on their own for several years. The first mass was held on Ash Wednesday, and there are now weekly masses there at 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays.
The mission was designed to serve the needs of the people in that area, many of whom lack cars and could attend only by walking, he said.
“This is another outreach to the most needy amongst us,” Williams said.