Final regularly scheduled Mass set for Greece church - Catholic Courier

Final regularly scheduled Mass set for Greece church

The final regularly scheduled Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Church in Greece will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, and it will be followed by a dinner for parishioners.

There also will be a special welcome at all Masses the following weekend at St. Charles Borromeo Church, the parish with which Holy Name of Jesus has merged.

The merger became effective July 14, and St. Charles Borromeo was designated the parish church. According to a letter and decree from Bishop Salvatore R. Matano that was read aloud at Masses June 28-29, the merger was driven by a lack of available clergy, the financial burden of having multiple parishes in close proximity and a diminishing number of parishioners to be served.

Bishop Matano will celebrate the new parish, which will retain its patronage to St. Charles Borromeo, at Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. This Mass also will mark the feast day of St. Charles Borromeo, which is Nov. 4.

Holy Name of Jesus will remain open for weddings, funerals and other occasional Masses. Father John Firpo, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo and pastoral administrator of Holy Name of Jesus, will remain pastor of the merged parish.

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