Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Church Closings (UPDATED)

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From the The New York Times
It's a sad day for New York City churches. Yesterday, Cardinal Dolan announced that in the Archdiocese of New York, 112 parishes will be merged to create 55 new parishes. In 31 of those new parishes, one of the two churches will no longer be used for regular services, meaning those churches will effectively be closed by August 2015. (New York Times)

The nine churches in Manhattan that are essentially closing (that I have previously mentioned in this blog) are as follows:
Click here for a complete Archdiocese list.

And here is a complete Archdiocese list of churches that will be merging where both churches will remain open.

The twelve churches in Manhattan that are merging to create six new parishes are as follows: (each of these churches will remain open for the regular celebration of Masses, etc.)
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And finally, here is that first list of nine churches closing from above, but below indicating which church they are merging with:
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Cheers to The New York Times for such great coverage of these events. Here's a new slideshow showing the aftermath at some of these holy houses of worship:
Parishioners Mourn as Mergers are Announced


  1. Hi Andrew-I thought of you when I read the NYT story : thank you for covering this . Can I add that some of the churches have decided to fight this decision -Our Lady Of Peace would be one such church. If readers go to the churches website there is a petition to sign and blog to read and if you happen to feel moved to do so, they are asking for letters of support too. One reason I would get behind this church's wish to fight is (though they are small) they are o.k. financially & are in a landmarked building . My reasons are personal :when my grandfathers family came from Italy they helped to found this church . Thanks for all that you've done to document NYC's churches!

  2. Hi Andrew,
    Could I ask you post the information on the MassMob
    that Our Lady of Peace will be having this coming Sunday, Jan. 25th @12:30?
    And, would you be open to attending?
    We would love to have you there to share this moment with us and I would be forever grateful if you would cover the mass and do an update on it for your blog posts on NY city's churches efforts to remain open .Thanks so much !
    (& if you need more information, please let me know)