- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

OAKLAND, Maine (AP) - An Oakland church closed three years ago by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland has been sold to an independent Catholic congregation.

The Kennebec Journal (https://bit.ly/1INYZBJ) reports that St. Theresa’s has been sold to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church Inc.

Our Lady is part of the Religious Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen, a group that follows a traditional approach to Catholicism and rejects the modernization of the church by the Second Vatican Council.

Nicholas Isgro said he entered into a purchase-and-sales deal with the diocese on behalf of his church last week. He says the congregation plans to hold Masses in the St. Theresa’s building.

The real estate broker says the church sold for between $150,000 and $170,000.

The church held its last Mass in 2012.


Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/



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