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When Parishes Merge: Perspectives Daily

November 23, 2015
What happens when a parish has to close, or two parishes are merged into one? Kevin Mannara CSB talks to us about that and his research into the what makes for a smooth parish consolidation.
Mannara suggests two books as resources for pastors or pastoral planners dealing with parish mergers:
1. Mannara recently had his research published by Liturgy Training Publications. His book is called "That All May Be One: Consolidating Church Buildings When Parishes Merge."
2. The Struggle for Holy Ground by Michael Weldon, OFM is a book featuring case studies of parishes that have gone through the consolidation process and the lessons learned by those parishes.
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