Friday, February 13th, 2009
Photo by Shelley Grieshop
local picture
The rectory of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, above, is still used as a dwelling for the parish priest as well as office space. However, due to the decrease in the number of priests, many parish rectories serve only as a place for religion classes and/or parish meeting sites.
Online story associated with this photograph
Years ago, Catholic church rectories served as homes for priests, office space and a place where Sunday collections were counted. Today, many local rectories - most built beside churches - are used mainly for religion classes a . . .
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