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Changes Announced to Church Worship Sites

As a follow-up to Making All Things New, the archdiocesan pastoral planning initiative, the following churches have been relegated as no longer sacred sites for worship, effective June 30.

Most of the sites were part of the mergers enacted in 2014 and 2015.

The pastors from each affected site requested the changes after consultation with their respective parish leadership.

Cardinal Dolan brought the matter to the Priest Council May 18 and June 19 and received unanimous support for each change.

In the decrees below, profane is defined as no longer a sacred site for worship; the space will cease to be a place for the celebration of Mass or other sacraments. Sordid means the structure will not be used for inappropriate uses.

The change of status allows the pastor, in working with his parish, to determine, upon the final decision of the cardinal, the future use of the building, such as leasing, selling or assumed by another Christian denomination.

The decrees are posted on the archdiocesan website, archny.org. Access Pastoral, then Parish Planning.

• Parish of Most Holy Redeemer-Nativity (South Manhattan)

Church of Nativity: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Most Holy Crucifix (South Manhattan)

Church of Most Holy Crucifix: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Saint John Nepomucene-Saint Francis Xavier-Saint John the Martyr (East Manhattan)

Church of Saint John the Martyr: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Saint Monica-Saint Elizabeth of Hungary-Saint Stephen of Hungary (East Manhattan)

Church of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Saint Ann-Saint Lucy (East Manhattan)

Church of Saint Lucy: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Saint Paul-Holy Rosary (East Manhattan)

Church of Holy Rosary: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Saint Cecilia-Holy Agony (East Manhattan)

Church of Holy Agony: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Holy Name of Jesus-Saint Gregory the Great (West Manhattan)

Church of Saint Gregory the Great: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus-Saint Benedict the Moor (West Manhattan)

Church of Saint Benedict the Moor: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Saint Charles Borromeo-All Saints (Central Harlem)

Church of All Saints: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Saint Brendan-Saint Ann (Northwest Bronx)

Church of Saint Ann: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Saint John-Visitation (Northwest Bronx)

Church of Visitation: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Saint Peter and Paul-Saint Ursula (South Shore)

Church of Saint Ursula: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Our Lady of Victory-Sacred Heart (South Shore)

Church of Sacred Heart: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Our Lady of Mercy-Sacred Heart of Jesus (Central Westchester)

Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus: relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Saint Joseph-Immaculate Conception (Dutchess)

Church of Immaculate Conception: relegate to profane but not sordid use

Saint Joseph Chapel (Clinton Corners): relegate to profane but not sordid use

• Parish of Saint Anthony of Padua-Saint Thomas Aquinas (Sullivan)

Church of Saint Thomas Aquinas: relegate to profane but not sordid use

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