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Ottawa And Streator Reverends Leaving Their Parish

Posted by wlpo on May 20, 2011

There’s a major shakeup happening with Catholic Church leadership in Streator and Ottawa.

The Reverend John Prendergast of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Streator is leaving to become pastor at St. Patrick Parish in Washington.  Reverend Phillip Halfacre of St. Patrick’s in Ottawa will leave his job and fill Prendergast’s spot in Streator.  The changes take effect June 15th.

In a church bulletin, Prendergast says he first approached Bishop Jenky in 2007 about being reassigned.  With the church consolidation done, Prendergast says it’s time for a new pastor in Streator.  He says Halfacre had asked Bishop Jenky to be assigned to St. Michael’s whenever it became available.

The bulletin didn’t talk about who will replace Halfacre in Ottawa.

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