St. Mary's Church was built by the German Catholics in 1860 in the grand Baroque-style architecture. It contains a shrine dedicated to Father Francis Xavier Seelos who was beatified in 2000. Also present here is the to-be saint's coffin, relics and personal belongings. St. Mary's is also the parish church and holds services and masses. The church however sustained extensive damage due to Hurricane Katrina and need close to USD1 million for restoration.