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New parishes created in the Catholic Diocese of Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

Fifteen Catholic churches in southwestern Indiana are being consolidated into six parishes by church leaders.

Evansville diocese Bishop Charles Thompson announced the merger plan Friday, but said that none of the churches involved are being closed under the reorganization plan.

The plan includes merging six Evansville churches into three parishes and five Vincennes churches into a single parish: 

 

  • Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Evansville, created by the merger of Saint Joseph Parish (a.k.a. St. Joseph in the city) in Evansville and the existing Saint Anthony of Padua Parish.  Effective July 1, 2015.
  • Saints Mary and John Parish and Holy Trinity Oratory in Evansville, created by the merger of Holy Trinity Parish in Evansville with the existing Saints Mary and John Parish in Evansville. Effective April 27, 2015.
  • Good Shepherd Parish in Evansville, created by the merger of St. Theresa Parish in Evansville and the existing Good Shepherd Parish. Effective July 1, 2016.
  • Saint Anthony Parish in Saint Anthony, created by the merger of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Schnellville with the existing St. Anthony Parish. Effective July 1, 2016.
  • Saint Francis Xavier Parish in Vincennes, created by the merger of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Vincennes; St. John the Baptist Parish in Vincennes; St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Vincennes; and St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Vincennes with the existing Basilica of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Vincennes. Effective July 1, 2016.
  • Saint Peter Celestine Parish in Celestine, created by the merger of Saint Raphael Parish in Dubois with the existing Saint Peter Celestine Parish in Celestine. Effective July 1, 2016
Bishop Thompson says pastors at each parish will determine when Masses will be held at the individual churches.

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