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Catholic parishes to consolidate: Six churches here to become two

Parishioners at St. Mary’s Church in Lakeville are starting a grassroots movement to protest the planned merger of several Northwest Corner churches — and the possible loss of the Rev. Joseph Kurnath. Photo by Jacqueline Rice

After two years of study and planning, the Archdiocese of Hartford has announced consolidation of numerous parishes, including some in the state’s Northwest Corner.  The changes are to become effective June 29.

The Archdiocese of Hartford is the administrative governing body for all Catholic churches in Connecticut.  When the changes go into effect, there will be 127 parishes in the state, down from the current 212. This is being presented as a move toward reinvigoration, rather than reduction.

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