‘The end of the beginning’ at the Catholic Church

The Rev. Iaian Highet Photo by Leila Hawken

LAKEVILLE— Challenges and opportunities of a changing culture are in the thoughts of Father Iaian Highet six months after a merger combined three area Roman Catholic parishes into one on June 29.

The merger combined local parishes of Norfolk, North Canaan, and Lakeville into a single entity, St. Martin of Tours.

“We are responding to cultural shifts that have been happening for the past 50 years,” Highet said, describing the church’s need to respond to those changes.

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