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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Archdiocese of Hartford Public Notices

Parish changes

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

On April 11, 2017, the Parish of Saint Michael, Hartford will be merged with the Parish of Saint Justin, Hartford under the title of Saint Justin-Saint Michael Parish. The two parishes were “linked” in 2009, and since then the parishes have found some success with a joint pastoral council, sharing a religious education program, as well as other resources. Following discussion among the two parish communities, including a unaminous vote by a group of sixty parishioners, the pastor and trustees from both parishes recommended that Saint Michael be subsumed into Saint Justin. The separate juridic (legal) personality of Saint Michael Parish will cease to exist. .

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree creating the merger according to the provisions of Church law on February 28th, 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, Catholic Transcript 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 M. Lerner, Chancellor

On March 31, 2017 the Parish of Saint Francis of Assisi, South Windsor will be merged with Saint Margaret Mary Parish, South Windsor. The two parishes were “linked” in 2016. The linking of the parishes met with success in having a shared pastor, staff, religious education program, and office, as well as other resources. Following discussion amongst the two parish communities, the pastor and respective trustees recommended that Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Margaret Mary Parishes be merged to create a new parish. The separate juridic (legal) personalities of both parishes will cease to exist, as a new parish is now established, while both churches will remain as sacred places for divine worship. The name of the new parish will be determined at a later date.

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree creating the merger according to the provisions of Church law on March 2nd, 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, Catholic Transcript 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 M. Lerner, Chancellor

On March 1, 2017, the Parish of Sacred Heart will be subsumed into St. Paul Parish under the title of St. Paul Parish. The separate juridic (legal) personality of Sacred Heart Parish will cease to exist.

Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree creating the merger according to the provisions of Church law on January 30, 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 in the archdiocesan magazine Catholic Transcript 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 M. Lerner, Chancellor

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