St. Bede parish in Ingleside and St. Peter Parish in Antioch will be combined as part of a continuing restructuring by the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Two other Catholic parishes in northern Lake County — Prince of Peace in Lake Villa and St. Raphael in Old Mill Creek — will remain unchanged for now, according to the Archdiocese, which announced the moves Monday night.
The union of the two will have a new name to be determined after a pastor is identified, according to Anne Maselli, spokeswoman for the Archdiocese.
“The Archdiocese’s Priest Placement Board will work with the community to identify a pastor to lead the new parish formed by St. Bede and St. Peter,” Maselli said. “The current pastors can apply for the pastor position for the new parish.”
The two parishes will combine resources to create “a vital life-giving parish,” according to the Archdiocese but what that means for parishioners or employees was not immediately stated. Both churches referred questions to the Archdiocese.
Maselli said the pastor of the new combined parish will determine staffing needs for the churches at St. Bede and St. Peter. Mass times for the new parish and those two worship sites also are being determined, she added.
Once the moves are in place, leaders of the new parish will collaborate with Prince of Peace and St. Raphael to “make disciples, build communities and inspire witness,” which is regarded as the Renew My Church vision.