Posts Tagged ‘Parish closures’

Two rural Catholic churches in Marlborough to close

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

Two small Catholic churches in rural Marlborough are to close following a review. Masses are held at Sacred Heart in Havelock three times a month, while the congregation of St Francis de Sales in Renwick gathers for Mass once a month. However, those churches are to close following the review. Continue reading Related Posts:Many memories Read more

Parishes in trouble; the people have spoken

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Business Manager of the Ballarat Catholic Diocese, Andrew Jirik (pictured) is warning parish churches will not survive without more Catholics. In a ‘searing’ editorial in the diocesan newspaper, “Our Diocesan Community”, Jirik compared the challenge facing the diocese akin to the Protestant Reformation of some 500 years back. The Ballarat Catholic Diocese needs “more Catholics Read more