This one appears to be from Cluster 4 Wilkes Barre. Just an FYI.
Also, more closings...
South Cluster 1:
St. Francis Cabrini, Carverton will close
St. Therese, Dallas stays open.
Gate of heaven will link with Our Lady of Victory at Harvey’s Lake, sharing one pastor.
Blessed Sacrament in Center Moreland will close
Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Lake Silkworth will partner with Gate of Heaven
South Cluster 2:
St. Mary Annunciation, Kingston, will close
St. Ignatius, Kingston will remain.
St. Ann’s Chapel in Kingston will remain open for services as needed and special occasions, but that status will be reviewed after two years.
Holy Name/St. Mary and Holy Trinity in Swoyersville will link and then consolidate at Holy Trinity, with St. Mary closing by 2012
South Cluster 7:
Our Lady Help Christians, Dorrance, St. Jude, Mountaintop, and St. Patrick, White Haven will all remain open but will link, sharing one pastor and priest staff. Odd because St. Jude is probably the fastest growing parish in the Diocese. They have two Masses on Saturday I believe and 3 on Sunday. I'd hate to be that priest.
South Cluster 9:
Several churches will consolidate but remain available for services as needed.
Holy Redeemer in Harding will consolidate with Immaculate Conception but remain available.
St. Cecelia in Exeter witll consolidate at St. Anthony Padua but remain available.
St. John the Baptist in Exeter will close and consolidate at St. Anthony.
Our Lady of Sorrows in West Wyoming will consolidate at St. Joseph, Wyoming, but remain available for services.
South Cluster 10:
St. Rocco, Pittston, will close
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Pittston stays open
Blessed Sacrament, Hughestown, and St. Mary Assumption, Pittston, will close
St. Mary Help of Christians, Pittston. Will stay open. These on top of last years church closings in Pittston.
East Cluster 1:
St. Nazarius in Pardeesville will close
St. Mary in Lattimer and Sacred Heart in Harliegh will close
Our Lady of Grace in Hazleton stays open.
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, Freeland, will remain open.
East Cluster 2:
Holy Trinity (Slovak) and St. Stanislaus in Hazleton will close
St. Joseph's gets a reprieve, though St. Stanislaus will initially link with St. Joseph for up to two years.
St. Joseph will partner with Most Precious Blood, which will remain open.
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will close.
Holy Rosary and St. Gabriel will partner. No suprise here
East Cluster 4:
St. John Bosco in Conyngham, good Shepherd in the Drums section of Butler Township, and Sacred Heart in Weston will partner but remain open. The three may link by 1012, sharing a pastor and priest staff.
North Cluster 5:
Holy Family Scranton will close by July 2010
St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton will remain open
North Cluster 7:
St. Mary of Mt. Carmel, St. Casimir and All Saints in Dunmore will close by July 2009. St Casmir and All Saints will close by July 2011.
St. Anthony of Padua and St. Rocco in Dunmore will consolidate by July 2009. St. Rocco will close by July 2011.
That's it for now. Complete list should be out tomorrow. Pray for our Diocese, it needs it badly.