Thursday, May 22, 2008
LORAIN PARISHES CLOSING, MERGING
LORAIN -- A lay cluster committee is recommending that five Catholic churches in Lorain be closed and merged into a parish housed at Holy Trinity Church on Elyria Avenue. The recommendation will be forwarded to Cleveland Catholic Diocese Bishop Richard Lennon for evaluation.
The recommendation is for St. Stanislaus, St. Ladislaus, Nativity of Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph Church be closed and merge with Holy Trinity Church as a new church with a new pastor, according to Robert Tayek, head of communications for the diocese.
A letter concerning the recommendation is expected to be read at Masses on Sunday at the affected churches.
''St. Mary's and St. Peter's will remain on their own, as their own parish and operations. The other five, technically, will be merged into one parish. Then it will become a new parish with a new pastor. They would merge into one to be housed at Holy Trinity,'' said Tayek.