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Our New Parish - St. Teresa of Calcutta

Jun 30, 2019

As of July 1, 2019, our two parish corporations will be merged into one parish corporation according to the State law. It had already been established as a parish by our Bishop under the patronage of St. Teresa of Calcutta on December 3, 2018 according to the Church law.

Until now we had two yoked parish corporations namely St. Joseph’s, Chester and Our Lady of Sorrows, Essex. Henceforward we will have only one parish corporation: St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish.

This parish will have two worship sites or churches. Holy Mass and other sacraments will be administered at St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Sorrows as is done now. All accounts, assets and liabilities will be brought under the new corporation.

In compliance with the diocesan requirements, policies of this merger will be implemented in the new parish. More details will be given you as events unfold in future.

No parish is born. Every parish is constructed. Building up our new parish entirely depends on us (the pastor and the people of God), insofar as we realize the will of God. In the coming days and months, we will come together as people of God and parishioners of St. Teresa of Calcutta to build it up.

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