CLINTON, Mass. (AP) — A century-old former Roman Catholic church in Clinton is scheduled to be torn down.

The former Our Lady of Jasna Gora Church was closed more than two years ago as part of the Worcester Diocese’s parish reconfiguration. It’s been cleared for demolition and is likely to come down within days.

The original church building was constructed in 1913 and was more recently used as the parish hall. The main church building was constructed in the 1960s.

A spokesman for the diocese tells the Telegram & Gazette of Worcester that once the building has been torn down, the land will be placed on the market.

Our Lady of Jasna Gora was closed in 2010 when Clinton’s three Catholic parishes were merged into one.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

Comments (2)
  1. Jayne Stevens says:

    Why do they have to demolish the church to sell the land, they’d get more money with a structure on it and I’ve see quite a few homes that were old churches and they were lovely with open spaces and high ceilings..lots of options without demolishing a beautiful building.

  2. donna says:

    i cant believe they torn it dowwn. iwent to school there ,was baptized and confirmed there. i have since moved away and try to keep up on things happening in clinton. this news is so sad and needless. why couldnt they sell it to someone. there are many churches now closed and they are reusing them for apartments, offices etc.

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