Suppression of Sister Parishes

The Parishoners of
St. Rose of Lima Parish, Metropolis,
St. Catherine Parish, Grand Chain
St. Mary Parish, Mound City
St. Patrick Parish, Cairo IL

Attached are documents of Bishop’s Decree for the supression of

~St. Mary Parish, Mound City, IL
~St. Catherine Parish, Grand Chain, IL

and their merger with the remaining Parish of St. Patrick Parish Cairo.
Our Parish Partnership will then have 2 parishes, Metropolis and Cairo

Please note that THREE OTHER PARISHES have also been suppressed at this same time, they are:

~St. Leo Parish, Modoc, IL
~St. Francis Xavier Parish, Francisville, IL
~Immaculate Conception Parish, Bridgeport, IL

The Decree for all FIVE PARISHES takes effect March 3rd, 2014, and the Decree has appeared in the Diocesan Newspaper THE MESSENGER

Several Dioceses & Archdioceses in USA are going through a similar exercise of DownSizing Parishes.

COME HOLY SPIRIT and create anew the face of the Church in Belleville Diocese, and in USA

Fr. Mujule
Administrator 4 Parishes
Metropolis, Cairo, Mound City, Grand Chain

Decree of Suppression for St. Catherine, Grand Chain
Decree of Suppression for St. Mary, Mound City

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