Camden Diocese merging 2 more southern NJ churches

    Two more Roman Catholic churches in the Camden Diocese will soon be consolidated into a new parish that will about serve 1,500 members.

    The latest merger, which takes effect October 12, involves churches in Camden county.

    Bishop Joseph Galante says St. Vincent Pallotti in Haddon Township and St. Aloysius in Oaklyn will combine to form St. Joseph the Worker parish. St. Vincent Pallotti will serve as the parish seat, but both churches will serve as worship sites.

    A parishioners group from St. Vincent Pallotti had initially fought the merger proposal and later sued the diocese in a bid to have more than $1 million in donations returned.

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    But group leaders tell the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill that their concerns have mostly been addressed, and they will likely back the merger.

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