Catholic church

SHOREHAM — Leaders of the Burlington Catholic Diocese continue to consider the fate of St. Genevieve Church, and will now see if the town of Shoreham might have a use for the venerable, 143-year-old building at 3167 Route 22A, at the junction with Route 74 West. Bishop Christopher Coyne late last month was expected to recommend whether St. Genevieve should remain open or close, and potentially be taken down. The church — which is open for weekly Saturday mass during May through October — is in need of major repairs to its foundation and choir loft, as well as new stained-glass windows. The...

PARISHIONERS OF ST. Genevieve Catholic Church in Shoreham are expanding the congregation’s mission in an effort to persuade the Burlington Diocese to keep their place of worship open. Volunteers are filling up a church annex with warm winter clothes for folks in need, including local migrant farmworkers. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Brisson
SHOREHAM — A group of St. Genevieve Catholic Church parishioners are infusing new energy and offerings at their place of worship — including food and clothing charities for those in need — in an effort to convince the Burlington Diocese to keep it open. Christopher Coyne, bishop of the Burlington Catholic Diocese, is scheduled to recommend on Nov. 26 whether the 142-year-old St. Genevieve church should remain open or be closed, and potentially be razed. He’ll make his recommendation to the diocese’s Presbyteral Council, which will advise him in making a final decision that will likely come in...

THE BURLINGTON CATHOLIC Diocese is considering closure of St. Genevieve’s Church in Shoreham. The 142-year-old building that needs major repairs, and attendance at masses has flagged. Independent photo/John Flowers
SHOREHAM — Christopher Coyne, bishop of the Burlington Catholic Diocese, is expected to decide later this fall whether to close St. Genevieve Church, a majestic place of worship that has also helped define Shoreham village’s streetscape for the past 142 years. If it does close the Shoreham church, the Burlington Diocese could choose to maintain or dismantle the building, and either sell or rent the property. “These are separate decisions, and the proceeds remain with the parish,” said the Father Luke Austin, who serves the congregations of St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury and the St....

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