Katrina caused major damage to the church building and it was unusable. There was considerable damage to the roof, stained glass windows and the frescoes. Repairs in the amount of $656,000 are basically completed. The repair to the stained glass windows, $62,000 worth, is scheduled to begin soon. In May 2008 the church received a grant of $80,000 from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to repair the front portico.