Closed Parishes in the Dioceses of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

 

The parishes here listed were closed by the late Bishop Dattilo.  Almost all were debt free and financially well endowed.  The closings were opposed by the parishioners.  The churches were sold very cheaply to both Protestant and Infidel organizations and the monies confiscated by the diocese.

 

Assumption of the BVM Kulpmont, PA

Assumption of the BVM Steelton, PA

Assumption of the BVM Shamokin, PA

Assumption of the BVM Mount Joy, PA

Holy Cross Mount Carmel, PA

Lady of Perpetual Help Marion, PA

Our Mother of Consolation Mount Carmel, PA

Sacred Heart of Jesus Harrisburg, PA

Ss. Cyril & Methodius Lebanon, PA

St. Ann Steelton, PA

St. Anthony of Padua Coal Township, PA

St. Casimir Kulpmont, PA

St. Edward Shamokin, PA

St. Gertrude Lebanon, PA

St. Gregory the Great Lebanon, PA

St. Ignatius Centralia, PA

St. James Steelton, PA

St. John The Evangelist   Steelton, PA

St. Joseph Mount Carmel, PA

St. Joseph Shamokin, PA

St. Joseph Locust Gap, PA

St. Lawrence (not sold) Harrisburg, PA

St. Michael The Archangel Shamokin, PA

St. Peter Mount Carmel, PA

St. Peter Steelton, PA

St. Stanislaus Kosta Steelton, PA

St. Stephen Promartyr Coal Township, PA

St. Thomas More Northumberland, PA

 

The Code of Canon Law
Canon 1222


1 If a church CANNOT IN ANY WAY BE USED for divine worship and there
is NO POSSIBILITY OF ITS BEING RESTORED, the diocesan Bishop may allow
it to be used for some secular but not unbecoming purpose.

2 Where other GRAVE REASONS suggest that a particular church should
no longer be used for divine worship, the diocesan Bishop may allow it
to be used for a secular but not unbecoming purpose. Before doing so,
he MUST CONSULT THE COUNCIL OF PRIESTS; he must also have the CONSENT
OF THOSE WHO COULD LAWFULLY CLAIM RIGHTS over that church, and BE SURE
THAT THE GOOD OF SOULS WOULD NOT BE HARMED by the transfer.

 

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