NL Gazette

Mount Pearl Catholics divided over which one to protect

Nfld and Labrador

Key takeaways: 

  • With the committee deadlocked, the archbishop requested to choose between St. Peter’s or Mary Queen of the World.
  • What will the coming look like for the Catholic faith community in Mount Pearl? That tricky question is now being discussed as a conclusion nears whether to close Mary Queen of the World Church on Topsail Road or St. Peter’s Church on Ashford Drive. 

The two Catholic churches in Mount Pearl are now at the center of lobbying over which one will be saved — and since church leaders in the city are deadlocked, the decision rests mainly with Archbishop Peter Hundt.

Is Mary Queen of the World Church on Topsail Road, where parishioners have been practicing their beliefs for nearly four decades, the future for Catholics in Mount Pearl?

Or is St. Peter’s on Ashford Drive, which is more recent and more prominent?

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The two Catholic churches in Mount Pearl are now at the center of lobbying over which one will be saved — and since church leaders in the city are deadlocked, the decision rests mainly with Archbishop Peter Hundt

These passionate questions are coming at a time of tremendous disruption for churchgoers throughout the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John’s.

Catholic properties throughout St. John’s are being traded off as the archdiocese looks to pay Mount Cashel abuse targets.

Committees related to Mount Pearl churches offered bids to the court-appointed bankruptcy monitor Ernst & Young, but CBC News knew that both proposals were left too low. And it doesn’t seem there were any other relevant offers from non-church-connected bidders.

Source – cbc.ca

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