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Media Advisory – Correction regarding an Incorrect Headline About Parish Closings

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MEDIA ADVISORY

Correction regarding an Incorrect Headline about parish closings in the Archdiocese of Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (May 6, 2017) A headline in one of the local newspapers today stated that 127 parishes in the Archdiocese of Hartford are slated to close. This is false.

What is being announced this weekend is that as a result of a two-year pastoral planning process, as of June 29 there will be 127 parishes in the Archdiocese of Hartford, instead of the current 212.

68 parishes will remain as they are; 59 will merge. The mergers will involve unions of two, three, four, five and six parishes.

186 church buildings will remain open. 26 church buildings will close, inasmuch as regularly scheduled Masses will not be held in them.

Contact: Maria Zone
Director of Communications
Archdiocese of Hartford
(860) 541-6491 – office
Maria.Zone@aohct.org

 

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