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COLUMBIA CITY â€” St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church is everything Father Gary expected it to be.
Sigler, who has been with the church for more than a year, said he always thought St. Paul would be a wonderful place to be.
"I used to tell people if I could have any parish in the diocese, it would be St. Paul of the Cross in Columbia City," Sigler said. "So when the Bishop offered it to me, I was just amazed because it was the parish I've always wanted."
Sigler said St. Paul was his church of choice because of the community and size of the parish.
"Before I became the priest here, I knew the parish and had visited a number of times," Sigler said.
Sigler was at the church 28 years ago when it was built, and was even around for moral support after a wind storm brought down the rafters, when Father Bill Schooler was the priest.
A year into his time at St. Paul, Sigler said it has been everything he expected it to be.
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