Mt. Airy Parishes Receive Stay of Execution
Three will remain open through the remainder of 2012.
Several Mt. Airy Catholic parishes that were on the chopping block in 2012 will remain open at least through part of 2013, according to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
The body said the three church will be studied further throughout 2012 "with a final decision expected by the spring of 2013."
A letter sent from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to parishes throughout the northwest section of the city in late 2011 recommended that St. Therese and St. Madeline Sophie be closed or restructured by July.
St. Madeline Sophie parishioners would have attended regular Mass at Holy Cross Church nearby, and St. Therese parishioners would have gone to Holy Cross or to St. Raymond of Penafort (1350 Vernon Rd.) on Sunday mornings.
But things are remaining as they now are for at least the next year.