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