On June 1, 2017, the Parish of Saint Maurice and the Parish of Saint Jerome in New Britain will be merged, forming one new Parish with a new name, which will be determined later. The two church buildings of the former parishes will both be used by the new parish. Saint Maurice Parish and Saint Jerome Parish will cease to exist as separate juridic entitites.
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair issued a decree creating the merger according to the provisions of Church law on March 6, 2017; it becomes effective June 1, 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