St. Mary Magdalen church in Kentwood was destroyed by fire in July of 2012.

Construction of the new church began in May.

Supporters gathered this morning as the cross was placed on the steeple of the new church.

The cross installed is the same one that was on the last church, it is one of the few parts of the church that wasn't destroyed in the fire.

Construction is expected to be complete in June of 2014.

Learn more about the fire and reconstruction of St. Mary Magdalen in Kentwood.

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