The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Ph.D., S.T.D.
Bishop of Belleville
April 2, 2013
Today, the Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton, Bishop of Belleville, released his FORMAL RESPONSE to the information gathered from the parishes in THE PASTORAL PLAN FOR PARISH RENEWAL AND RESTRUCTURING which he initiated in his Pastoral Letter of August 6, 2011. In consultation with the PASTORAL PLAN COMMITTEE* established for this purpose and with other representatives of the Diocese, the Bishop has formulated a comprehensive reorganization of the Catholic Church in southern Illinois in order to strengthen the Local Church and assist the people of God as we continue to learn our faith, love our faith, and live our faith in the years to come.
To read the pastoral plan, please click on the link: Pastoral Plan for Parish Renewal and Restructuring