Updated: 07/01/2014 10:41 PM
Created: 07/01/2014 10:40 PM WHEC.com
Two Catholic parishes in Greece are merging. According to the Catholic Courier, starting July 14, St. Charles Borromeo and Holy Name of Jesus parishes in Greece will be merged, and St. Charles Borromeo will be designated the parish church.
Parishioners of both churches learned the news in a letter from Bishop Salvatore R. Matano. According to the letter, the reasons for the merger included lack of available clergy to provide the necessary services for both parishes, the financial burden and declining attendance.
Holy Name of Jesus Church will remain open for weddings, funerals and other occasional Masses. A final regularly scheduled Mass will planned at a later time.