Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Churches may close in consolidation

Jesse Garza reports in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on likely closings and mergers of parishes in and around West Allis (an old western suburb of Milwaukee).
Options for both clusters would also depend on the number of priests available and financial status of each parish.

Local Catholics are decreasing Mass attendance and participation in the sacraments, doing their best to ease concerns over priests' workloads, but it's a difficult process.

1 comment:

  1. They identified Mary Help of Christians as being 'on the closing list.'

    Good idea. They don't know how to pay their heating bills for December.

    The rectory is vacant, as the "pastor" moved out a while back and has now retired.