"I have two confirmed reports if you are interested and want to post them on your website. The Diocese of Lansing website should release this information soon.
"In Flint, St. Mary's will cluster with St. Michael's. Both parishes will continue to function as separate parishes, but will employ only one priest, whom I assume to be the priest at St. Mary's, since Father Phil Gallagher, last acting pastor at St. Mike's, has recently retired from active duty.
"Most Blessed Sacrament, Burton, will merge with St. John, Davison, when deemed necessary. Most will then become Most Blessed Sacrament Chapel. The church building at MBS will remain open only; all office duties, clubs, CCD, etc. revert to St. John's. When the priest at MBS is reassigned in the future — that is the "deemed necessary part — the parish will then merge with St. John's immediately."
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The fate of Catholic churches
A source familiar with the negotiations on the fate of various Catholic parishes in the Flint area wrote in with this information: