Hartford Archdiocese plans to reorganize parishes, close churches as number of Roman Catholics in state drops

Dec 28, 2016 511

by Ed Stannard

A number of churches will be closed as the Archdiocese of Hartford solidifies plans to reorganize its 212 parishes, but church officials believe those remaining will be full of vibrant, energized Roman Catholics, focused on the church's mission of spreading the gospel.

Final plans won't be announced until spring but, according to a recently issued report, the archdiocese's initial target is 114 parishes or "pastorates." Some will have more than one church open for worship; in others, parishes will use a single campus. In each, there will be a pastor who may be assisted by associate priests or deacons, according to the report, "Stewards for Tomorrow," which has been mailed to 186,000 households in the archdiocese. It can be found at www.stewardsfortomorrow.org.

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