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More Catholic parishes forced to merge by Chicago Archdiocese, with further consolidation announcements expected this week

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St. Benedict Parish and School in Blue Island, St. Walter Parish and School in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood the and St. Peter Claver Mission in Robbins will unite under a single name and pastoral staff in July, with regular public services held only at St. Benedict. St. Benedict and St. Walter schools will unite for the coming school year as one school, sharing a name, with two active campuses, the archdiocese said in a news release Tuesday night. The church at St. Walter will not hold regular Sunday Mass but can be used for school Masses, funerals and other individual events.

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