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Our Lady Queen of Angels Parish possesses five sacred edifices, that is, the Churches of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Saint Joseph, Saint Laurent and Saint Mary and Holy Angels. The Church of Saint Laurent, located at 121 Cap Street, Meriden, Connecticut, will be relegated to profane but not sordid use on July 30, 2018. Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree effecting the relegation according to the provisions of Church law on July 9, 2018.

During the weekend of July 14-15, the substance of the decree is to be communicated to the parishioners by means of notice in the weekend bulletin, including the display in appropriate places at all the churches so that parishioners can read it as they enter or exit the churches.

It will also be available on the website, stewardsfortomorrow.org, and posted online on the Archdiocesan Catholic Transcript magazine.  Canonical recourse may be made within the peremptory time limit of ten (10) business days from the legitimate notification of the decree and in accordance with the norm of law (CIC canon 1734 §2).

Click here to see decree.

On January 29, 2018, the Church of Saint Margaret of Scotland, located at 289 Willow Street in Waterbury, Connecticut, will be relegated to profane but not sordid use in accordance with canon 1222 §2. On January 12, 2018, Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree stating that Saint Margaret of Scotland is no longer a sacred place for divine worship. The Church of Saint Margaret of Scotland is one of six church buildings under the newly merged All Saints/Todos Los Santos Parish in Waterbury.

The substance of the decree is to be communicated to parishioners at the aforementioned parish, including the display in appropriate places so that parishioners can read it as they enter or exit the church(s). It will also be available on the website stewardsfortomorrow.org. Canonical recourse may be made within the peremptory time limit of ten (10) days from the legitimate notification of the decree and in accordance with the norm of law (c. 1734 §2).

Reverend Ryan Lerner
Chancellor

 

On June 1, 2017, the Parish of Saint Maurice and the Parish of Saint Jerome in New Britain will be merged, forming one new Parish with a new name, which will be determined later. The two church buildings of the former parishes will both be used by the new parish. Saint Maurice Parish and Saint Jerome Parish will cease to exist as separate juridic entitites.

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree creating the merger according to the provisions of Church law on March 6, 2017; it becomes effective June 1, 2017.

The substance of the decree will be communicated to the parishioners by means of notice in the weekend bulletins of both parishes, as well as by publication on the Archdiocesan magazine website, The Catholic Transcript (see link to the decree). Canonical recourse may be made within the peremptory time limit of ten (10) days from the legitimate notification of the decree and in accordance with the norm of law (c. 1734 §2).

Reverend Ryan Lerner
Chancellor

On March 24, 2017, the Parish of Saint Margaret and the Parish of Saint Anne in Waterbury will be merged. In a separate decree, Saint Margaret's church building will be relegated to profane but not sordid use in accordance with canon 1222 §2 and will therefore close. The administration of the new parish will be located at Saint Anne Parish. In the meantime, while the Pastoral Planning Process is still unfolding, the new juridic entity will be titled Shrine of Saint Anne for Mothers Parish.

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree creating the merger according to the provisions of Church law on March 6, 2017; it becomes effective March 24, 2017.

The substance of the decree will be communicated to the parishioners by means of notice in the weekend bulletins of both parishes, as well as by publication on the Archdiocesan magazine website, The Catholic Transcript (see link to the decree). Canonical recourse may be made within the peremptory time limit of ten (10) days from the legitimate notification of the decree and in accordance with the norm of law (c. 1734 §2).

Reverend Ryan Lerner, Chancellor

On April 11, 2017, the Parish of Saint Michael, Hartford will be merged with the Parish of Saint Justin, Hartford under the title of Saint Justin-Saint Michael Parish. The two parishes were “linked” in 2009, and since then the parishes have found some success with a joint pastoral council, sharing a religious education program, as well as other resources. Following discussion among the two parish communities, including a unaminous vote by a group of sixty parishioners, the pastor and trustees from both parishes recommended that Saint Michael be subsumed into Saint Justin. The separate juridic (legal) personality of Saint Michael Parish will cease to exist. .

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree creating the merger according to the provisions of Church law on February 28th, 2017.

The substance of the decree will be communicated to the parishioners by means of notice in the weekend bulletins of both parishes, as well as by publication on the Archdiocesan magazine website, Catholic Transcript link to the decree. Canonical recourse may be made within the peremptory time limit of ten (10) days from the legitimate notification of the decree and in accordance with the norm of law (c. 1734 §2).

Reverend Ryan M. Lerner, Chancellor

On March 31, 2017 the Parish of Saint Francis of Assisi, South Windsor will be merged with Saint Margaret Mary Parish, South Windsor. The two parishes were “linked” in 2016. The linking of the parishes met with success in having a shared pastor, staff, religious education program, and office, as well as other resources. Following discussion amongst the two parish communities, the pastor and respective trustees recommended that Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Margaret Mary Parishes be merged to create a new parish. The separate juridic (legal) personalities of both parishes will cease to exist, as a new parish is now established, while both churches will remain as sacred places for divine worship. The name of the new parish will be determined at a later date.

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree creating the merger according to the provisions of Church law on March 2nd, 2017.


The substance of the decree will be communicated to the parishioners by means of notice in the weekend bulletins of both parishes, as well as by publication on the Archdiocesan magazine website, Catholic Transcript link to the decree. Canonical recourse may be made within the peremptory time limit of ten (10) days from the legitimate notification of the decree and in accordance with the norm of law (c. 1734 §2).


Reverend Ryan M. Lerner, Chancellor

On March 1, 2017, the Parish of Sacred Heart will be subsumed into St. Paul Parish under the title of St. Paul Parish. The separate juridic (legal) personality of Sacred Heart Parish will cease to exist.

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree creating the merger according to the provisions of Church law on January 30, 2017.


The substance of the decree will be communicated to the parishioners by means of notice in the weekend bulletins of both parishes, as well as by publication in the archdiocesan magazine Catholic Transcript link to the decree. Canonical recourse may be made within the peremptory time limit of ten (10) days from the legitimate notification of the decree and in accordance with the norm of law (c. 1734 §2).

Reverend Ryan M. Lerner, Chancellor