Four more Roman Catholic churches in the Camden Diocese will soon be consolidated into new parishes that will about serve 3,500 members overall.
The latest mergers, which take effect Dec. 7, involve churches in Camden and Cumberland counties.
The Transfiguration parish in Haddon Township and Immaculate Heart of Mary in Woodlynne will combine to form the Most Precious Blood parish, which will serve about 800 families.
Transfiguration, the main worship site for Vietnamese Catholics in the southern Jersey area, will be the parish seat.
The other merger involves two Vineland churches–St. Isidore and Sacred Heart–that will form the Christ the Good Shepherd parish, which will serve 2,700 families. St. Isidore will be the parish seat, but Sacred Heart will remain open as a worship site.