- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Hundreds of worshippers have attended Easter services at a restored Roman Catholic church in Galveston that had been closed since 2008’s Hurricane Ike.

Services were held Sunday at the St. Mary Cathedral-Basilica, which suffered significant damage in the storm. The first Mass at the newly renovated church was celebrated by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo (duh-NAR’-doh), head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

The Rev. E.J. Stein says everyone has a real sense of gratefulness to those who helped restore the church, which was built in 1847. More than $4 million was spent on renovations including a new roof and reinforcement of the structure. Stein says the church in May will resume weekday Masses.

The church in 1968 was named to the National Register of Historic Places.

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