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St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart churches consider consolidation

St. Mary’s Church in Lynn, left, may be consolidated with Sacred Heart Church and turned into one parish. (Spenser Hasak)
LYNN — Driven by stagnant church attendance, St. Mary’s Church and Sacred Heart Church parishioners are recommending consolidating the two parishes into one, raising future questions about the need for two sprawling houses of worship. Parishioners from both parishes spent months meeting to discuss how to address declining attendance in both churches and the prospect…

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