DETROIT (WWJ) – A new plan to close and consolidate some Catholic churches in Metro Detroit will be released on Wednesday.
There was no immediate word on how many churches are on the chopping block, but more details will be known after the plan is sent to Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron for his approval Wednesday night.READ MORE: Consumer Alert: How To Avoid Fake N95, KN95 Masks
WWJ Newsradio 950’s Roberta Jasina spoke with Archdiocese spokesman Joe Kohn.
“Priests shortage is a part of is, funds are a part of it,” said Kohn. “Some changes will come of it that will be very difficult for people, and they should be. People should love their parishes so much.”READ MORE: Flint Public Schools Staying Virtual Indefinitely Due To Large Amount Of Positive COVID-19 Cases
Kohn said funds saved will be redistributed.
“It might mean spending fewer resources on keeping a large church building heated and maintained and directing those resources toward evangelization or for youth ministry,” he said.MORE NEWS: State Fears Confusion After Michigan Restaurant Wins In Dining Ban Case
The plan is expected to be finalized early next year.