From The Pittsburgh Catholic:

The decrees for the closings all have effective dates of midnight, Sept. 8, 2007, the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Mass was no longer celebrated in any of the buildings that are being closed by the decrees. All parish names will remain the same. The affected parishes and buildings are as follows:

• St. Agnes Parish in Richeyville, Washington County, will close St. Mary Church in Daisytown.

• Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City, Lawrence County, will close St. Agatha Church. The name of Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church will change to Holy Redeemer Church.

• St. Vincent de Paul Parish in New Castle, Lawrence County, will close St. Michael, SS. Philip and James, and Holy Cross churches. The name of St. Lucy Church will change to St. Vincent de Paul Church.

• St. Martin de Porres Parish in McKeesport will close Sacred Heart and St. Peter churches. The name of Holy Trinity Church will change to St. Martin de Porres Church.

• Holy Child Parish in Bridgeville will close St. Anthony Church. The name of St. Agatha Church will change to Holy Child Church.

• St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton will close St. Paulinus Church. The name of St. Joseph Church will change to St. Clare of Assisi Church.

WAC

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