In 2000, with the parish at 200 registered families, including 100 who regularly attended Mass, Father Sabourin and his parishioners decided it was time to have a church. They built one, and they built it themselves.
"The men in the parish built the church," Father Sabourin said. "We did it. It's the men, and the women, and we came together and put this thing together. This has been a people thing. It's their church."
The church was completed in time to have its first Mass on Christmas 2003.