The City Of Holyoke has bought the long closed Mater Dolorosa Church.
Bishop Mitchel Rozanski says the city paid 50 grand for the facility which was originally closed because church officials said the building was unsafe.
The Bishop is hopeful that the closing can happen before the end of next month.
Although the city gets the building, some of the items inside of it will be retained by the Diocese including stained glass windows.
The next step is for the city to obtain proposals from people to rehab the structure.