Bishop Braxton Announces A Change in Parish Partnerships
His Excellency, The Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D.,
Bishop of Belleville,
is pleased to make the following announcement.
A Change in Parish Partnerships
After consultation with Monsignor William J. Hitpas, Monsignor James E. Margason, and Reverend James E. Deiters, the Pastors of the parishes who have petitioned for this change, and after careful consideration of the pastoral situation of the parishes involved with the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, Reverend Monsignor John W. McEvilly; and the Vicar Forane of the Metro East Vicariate and Chairman of the Priests’ Personnel Board, Reverend Monsignor John T. Myler; the Parish Partnerships of St. Nicholas Parish in O’Fallon and St. Joseph Parish in Lebanon, and St. Clare of Assisi Parish in O’Fallon and Corpus Christ Parish in Shiloh are hereby dissolved. Two new Parish Partnerships are established consisting of St. Nicholas Parish and St. Clare of Assisi Parish, and Corpus Christ Parish and St. Joseph Parish. These new Parish Partnership arrangements are made ad experimentum, for a period of two years. After two years, the arrangement should be reviewed. If it is deemed a successful arrangement, it can become more permanent.
Read more ...