St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Catholic church
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Trona Catholics kept the faith as their town declined

Parishioner Andrew Ledesma, left, shows Father Remigius O. Owuamanam, right, the interior of quake-damaged St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Catholic Church after their first Mass following the July 4-5 earthquakes in Trona, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)
Father Remigius O. Owuamanam, right, celebrates the Eucharist in the old rectory building across from the quake-damaged St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Catholic Church. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)
Parishioners Andrew Ledesma, left, and Cris Vigil, right, trade earthquake stories with other parishioners in the old rectory building. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)
Parishioners of the currently red-tagged St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Catholic Church attended their first Mass following the July 4-5 earthquakes in Trona, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)
Broken statues in the currently red-tagged St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Catholic Church in Trona, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)
Church council President Patricia Scyrkles removes decorative items from the currently red-tagged St. Madeleine Sophie Barat Catholic Church in Trona, Calif. (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)
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