Saturday, January 31, 2009

More closings. And some staying open. But mostly closings.

I just got a bunch of these things. Let's put them into one post or else this will take me all night and my fill up my whole blog.

Thanks to all those sending me info.

And I really have to say at this point, the parishes I attended this evening were packed like it was Christmas or Easter.

Perhaps if attendance at Mass was always so vigorous I wouldn't be posting about dozens of church closings, but perhaps of church openings.

I'm just sayin'.

South Cluster 5:
Blessed Sacrament, St. Francis, and St. John The Baptist, all in Wilkes-Barre, are to close by July 2010 and consolidate at St. Dominic, Wilkes-Barre.

South Cluster 11:
Ascension Church in Mocanaqua will close by July 2011.
St. Martha, Fairmont Springs, St. Mary, Mocanaqua, and Corpus Christi in Glen Lyon will remain open.

South Cluster 12:
St. Charles Borromeo Sugar Notch will close.
Holy Family Sugar Notch will stay open
St Leo Ashley will remain open
Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Hanover Township stays open but is linked to St. Aloysius in Wilkes-Barre.

South Cluster 13:
Sacred Heart Duryea will close
St. Joseph in Duryea will close, both by July 2010
Holy Rosary in Duryea satys open
SS. Peter and Paul in Avoca will close by 2011 and consolidate with St. Mary Avoca.
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Dupont, will remain open.

South Cluster 15:
All Saints in Plymouth and St. John the Baptist in Larksville will work in partnership.

East Cluster 1:
St. Nazarius in Pardeesville will close
St. Mary in Lattimer will close
Sacred Heart in Harleigh will close
Our Lady of Grace in Hazleton wins the longevity award.
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Freeland will remain open.


Anonymous said...

What's a "Roaming Catholic" to do now??

Anonymous said...

Roaming Catholic writes: As I read your up to the minute postings of church closings, I can hear(somberly) in the background the singing/chanting of the Dies Irae...

The Rockin' Traddy said...

I'm getting tired of all this posting. I'm gonna have to go relax now methinks....

Anonymous said...

Roaming Catholic writes: and I'm going to reread 'A Canticle for Leibowitz' for the umpteenth time...