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Petersburg Parishes to become Holy Face of Jesus Parish

Posted on AllSides June 5th, 2024
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WAPAKONETA — Four Auglaize and Shelby County Catholic parishes are merging in July. The Petersburg Parishes, which include St. Joseph Church in Wapakoneta, Immaculate Conception and St. Lawrence churches in Botkins, and St. John Church in Fryburg, will merge to become the Holy Face of Jesus Parish on July 1. All four churches, which have worked together for 10 years, will retain their names and remain open once the merger is complete. Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and Chancellor Jason Williams signed a decree March 19 formalizing the merger, citing an insufficient...

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