April 27, 2018

Summary: Connected in the Spirit decisions for the New Albany and Tell City deaneries

Merged parishes

Merged parishes are entirely joined to another; in these cases, the independent identity of one of the parishes will cease with the merger, and its members and assets will be incorporated into another.

New Albany Deanery
Tell City Deanery
  • St. Martin of Tours Parish in Siberia will be merged into St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in Perry County. (Read the official decree)

Linked parishes

Linked parishes share a single pastoral leader and cooperate in as many ways as possible, since the pastor or administrator is striving to serve two separate parishes.

New Albany Deanery
  • Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and St. Augustine Parish, both in Jeffersonville, will continue to be linked.
  • St. Bernard Parish in Frenchtown, St. Joseph Parish in Crawford County and St. Michael Parish in Bradford will continue to be linked.
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish in Henryville and St. Michael Parish in Charlestown will continue to be linked.
  • St. John the Baptist Parish in Starlight and St. Mary Parish in Navilleton will be linked.
Tell City Deanery
  • Holy Cross Parish in St. Croix and St. Augustine Parish in Leopold will continue to be linked.
  • St. Boniface Parish in Fulda and St. Meinrad Parish in St. Meinrad will continue to be linked.
  • St. Mark Parish in Perry County, St. Michael Parish in Cannelton, St. Paul Parish in Tell City and St. Pius V Parish in Troy will be linked.

Partnerships

Partnerships are created through the implementation of joint programs, the appropriate sharing of staff with a view to enhancing the quality of ministry as well as the practice of good stewardship of resources and the use of joint councils and commissions.

New Albany Deanery
  • Holy Family Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, St. Mary Parish, all in New Albany, and St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Clarksville will be partnered.
  • St. Joseph Parish in Corydon and St. Mary Parish in Lanesville will be partnered.
  • St. John the Baptist Parish in Starlight, St. Mary Parish in Navilleton and St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish in Floyd County will be partnered.
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish in Henryville, St. John Paul II Parish in Sellersburg and St. Michael Parish in Charlestown will be partnered.
Tell City Deanery
  • St. Boniface in Fulda, St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in Perry County and St. Meinrad Parish in St. Meinrad will be partnered.

(To learn more about the Connected in the Spirit planning process in the Church in central and southern Indiana, visit archindy.org/connected.)

  

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