Parish Closures - Latest News

Pain and growth as Archdiocese of New York reorganizes

Nov 5, 2014 - 03:38 pm .- The parishioners at Holy Innocents were relieved to hear that their parish will remain open following concerns that it might be closed in a recent parish consolidation initiative, Making All Things New.  

Philadelphia archdiocese announces 24 parishes to merge

Jun 4, 2013 - 12:07 am .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Sunday announced the merger of 24 parishes into 10, saying the changes will “ultimately strengthen parish communities.”

Philadelphia parish closing because of low attendance, safety issues

Sep 26, 2012 - 02:07 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput has approved the closure of a Philadelphia parish due to low Mass attendance and a church building whose physical condition creates “safety issues.”

Wash. diocese reaches sex abuse agreement to save parishes

Jun 1, 2012 - 02:04 am .- The Diocese of Spokane, Wash. has reached a mediation agreement in a sex abuse suit that will save parishes from foreclosure, reduce the diocese's legal fees and compensate victims, Bishop Blase J. Cupich announced.

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