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Friday, November 21, 2008

St. Pius X Church to close

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The closing of St. Pius X in Van Etten on Jan. 11 will reduce the combined Catholic parish from six to five worship sites.

'We will still use the building for weddings and funerals, but no Masses will be scheduled,' said the Rev. William Moorby, pastor. 'We'll eventually try to sell the building.'

Earlier this year, church leaders targeted St. Pius and St. Francis of Assisi in Catatonk for closing in a continual downsizing of the Rochester diocese, which includes Tioga and Chemung counties, due to a dwindling availability of priests.
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