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St. Mary parish in Lockport to close

by TSchmitt
Thu, Jul 28th 2011 08:23 am

A plan to turn a Lockport church into an oratory, and eliminate the parish has been upheld by the Vatican. That means St. Mary Catholic Church will be closed in September.

Back in 2008, St. Anthony, St. Joseph and St. Patrick parishes in Lockport merged under the name All Saints Parish, with St. Patrick Church serving as the primary worship site.

Parishoners of St. Mary fought to keep the church open through appeal, and the site has remained open during the appeal process, but the new decision means it will close, aside from weddings, funerals or other religious ceremonies.

 

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