A western Indiana church that was changed to a chapel as part of an Archdiocese of Indianapolis plan to redistribute resources is appealing the decision to the Vatican in hopes that residents can continue to celebrate Mass together.
Holy Rosary in Seelyville lost its status as a church a year ago as part of the Archdiocese’s plan to “to best use the Church’s resources to achieve even more vibrant ministries.” Three other churches closed.
As a chapel, Holy Rosary can have baptisms, weddings and funerals. But it is only allowed to have Mass once a year on its anniversary date, the Feast of the Holy Rosary, congregation member Jean Anne Jenkins told the Tribune-Star of Terre Haute.
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