CRESWELL – The once dwindling flame of the little country church may have been re-lit, as members are regaining hope that St. Philip Benizi in Creswell will keep its doors open.
Saint Philip Benizi is a mission church under Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Cottage Grove, overseen by Fr. John Boyle.
With a congregation of about 50 people, Saint Philip Benizi had seen a great decline in attendance since the pandemic.
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