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The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has released October 2023 groundbreaking dates for the Modesto California Temple and the Fort Worth Texas Temple.

The announcement of the dates was published Monday, July 17, on

The groundbreaking services for both temples will be invitation-only events but broadcast live to the members living within the temple districts.

Modesto California Temple

Groundbreaking services for the Modesto California Temple are scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, with Elder Gary B. Sabin — a General Authority Seventy and first counselor in the North America West Area presidency — presiding and offering the dedicatory prayer.

President Russell M. Nelson announced a temple for Modesto in April 2022 general conference. The temple will be California’s 10th.

The temple site was announced Oct. 10, 2022, with plans calling for a single-story edifice of approximately 30,000 square feet to be built on a 17.63-acre site next to an existing meetinghouse at 4300 Dale Road, in Modesto.

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