Posts Tagged ‘Parish Changes’

Closing parishes – there’s a better way to do it

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Like many Catholics across the Northeast and Midwest, parishioners in Pittsburgh are adjusting to a difficult new reality. On April 28 Bishop David A. Zubik announced plans to reduce the diocese’s 188 parishes to 57 by 2023. The parish closings follow years of falling Mass attendance—the diocese reports it is down by more than 40 Read more

Timaru’s St Joseph’s Church may be up for sale

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Holy Family Parish in Timaru has decided, that if Bishop Jones approves, St Joseph’s church in Douglas St will sold. The Holy Family parish was formed in 2012 by combining two Timaru parishes, Timaru North and Sacred Heart There are two churches in what was formally Timaru North, St Thomas the Apostle and St Joseph’s. Read more

18 new parishes for Christchurch diocese

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

A major reorganisation is ahead for the New Zealand diocese of Christchurch with the planned formation of 18 new parishes. “New and wider parish boundaries will now include previously separate parish communities, making possible a sharing of resources, both human and material. These changes will cause some sorrow and sadness, but also present new opportunities. For many Read more