Chicago Archdiocese making huge changes in Pilsen

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Archdiocese is making some big changes in the Pilsen neighborhood.

They are consolidating some services and closing Saint Adalbert Parish down altogether.

The news was upsetting to many people who attended Mass Sunday morning. They believe the Archdiocese, despite what they were told, never had any intentions of saving the church.

The faithful of Saint Adalberts left the beautiful sanctuary this Sunday with heavy hearts.

Today they found out their fundraising efforts and prayers to save the towers and their church did not have the power to stop the Archdiocese from closing what some call home.

The church opened on Sept. 10, 1914.

Closing the church is just one part of the Archdiocese’s Pilsen church restructuring.

Three churches will remain the three central Pilsen parishes; others will be absorbed into the main three in some capacity. But the churches will remain open for mass and sacraments.

The consolidation of some the parishes will happen this summer.