‘Hail Mary’ needed to keep church doors open

Town hall set for Oct. 13

CRESWELL  – A determination by the Archbishop may soon seal the fate of Saint Philip Benizi in Creswell.

“The wind seems to be blowing towards closing the church,” said Dave Smith, parish council member. 

Saint Philip Benizi is a mission church under Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Cottage Grove, overseen by Fr. John Boyle. Both churches are overseen by the Archdiocese in Portland, and  archbishop Alexander K. Sample is considering consolidating the church with the one in Cottage Grove. 

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