- Associated Press - Sunday, September 7, 2014

MONROE, Mich. (AP) - After 91 years, a Roman Catholic Church is closing in Monroe.

Auxiliary Bishop Donald Hanchon of the Archdiocese of Detroit will join several former pastors Sunday for a 2 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

The Monroe News (https://bit.ly/1ocbF8v ) says the congregation will be invited to kiss the altar after the final blessing.

St. Joseph is merging with another parish, St. John.

The church doors will be locked, and a purple ribbon will be tied around the handles. The church and other real estate will be put up for sale.



Anne Zochowski says she feels “like crying.” She helped create a memory book about the parish.

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Information from: Monroe News, https://www.monroenews.com

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