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Week of November 15, 1999
Minor changes made in restructuring plan
By WCR Staff
The coordinating committee overseeing parish restructuring in the Edmonton Archdiocese has announced five "adjustments" to the plan unveiled in November 1998.
According to a statement by John Acheson, the man overseeing the implementation of parish restructuring, none of the adjustments calls for any change in the number of priests to be assigned to a grouping of parishes.
Acheson notes the priests' personnel committee has not changed any recommendations in the report, Faithful Into the Future, which detailed a plan for parish mergers throughout the archdiocese.
The archdiocese has been forced to merge numerous parishes because of shifting population and a decline in the number of priests.
The adjustments to the original recommendations contained in Faithful Into the Future include:
- Rimbey will be merged with Rocky Mountain House and Sylvan Lake as opposed to being merged with Ponoka.
- Stettler, Castor and Consort have been clustered. As a result, Bashaw is being served from Camrose for at least the current year.
- Villeneuve has been included in the Riviere-qui-Barre/Onoway cluster as opposed to being merged with St. Albert Parish.
- Hardisty has been merged with Killam as opposed to being merged with Provost.
- Wabamun will be included in the Drayton Valley/Evansburg/Mayerthorpe cluster as opposed to being merged with Stony Plain/Spruce Grove.
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