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Catholic Churches Merging In Spring Valley

Posted by wlpo on May 30, 2013

In what’s become a sign of the times, catholic churches in another area town are merging.

As of July 1st, Immaculate Conception, St. Anthony’s and Sts. Peter and Paul churches will merge into a new Parish called Nativity of Our Lord in Spring Valley.  The Diocese of Peoria says the merger comes after two years of planning.

Father Robert Spilman will be founding pastor of the Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord.  He’s been pastor at St. Anthony’s since 2004.

The diocese says none of the existing catholic churches in Spring Valley will close, but there will be a primary location for worship.  In Spring Valley it’ll be at St. Anthony’s Church.

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