Archdiocese announces new plans for St. Louis parishes

Published: May. 27, 2023 at 6:24 PM CDT|Updated: May. 28, 2023 at 6:30 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski announced a reorganization of the 178 parishes down to 134 parishes during a press conference Saturday.

According to the Archbishop, 35 parishes will be subsumed into neighboring parishes, and 15 parishes will be merged to create five new parishes. Alongside this, a new personal parish will be for the Spanish-speaking community.

This follows as part of the ‘All Things New’ restructuring that has been taking place with the church. The initiative comes from a decline in priests available and the number of people attending Mass.

The Archdiocese said the plans will begin in the summer of 2023 but may continue through 2026.

News 4 will continue to follow this story and will update it as we learn more.