St. Agnes Core Team

Father Dan Fox, OFM, Cap.
Ken and Rosemary Lancaster 
Jim and Denise Weisbrodt


Cohort 16 September Update

Assumption BVM, Blessed Sacrament, St Brigid, St Philip/St Agnes/St Anne

In early September the Parishes of Cohort 16 met and officially approved the Model Recommendations of the Diocese Planning Commission for:

1.      Partnership Parishes among the three Midland Parishes - Assumption of the BVM, Midland (Larkin); Blessed Sacrament, Midland; St. Brigid, Midland.

2.     Merged Parishes among St. Agnes, Sanford; St. Philip Neri, Coleman and St. Anne, Edenville in July 2013 at the St. Agnes site, depending upon a structural and a long term maintenance appraisal.  There will be an additional worship site at St. Anne, Edenville, which will be evaluated every two years based on use, financial viability and building conditions.

3.    Partnership Parishes among all the parishes of the Cohort, to enhance the quality of parish life, no later than July 2014.

We expect to have the final Model confirmation by the Planning Commission and Bishop Cistone early next year and implementation to follow.

You can stay informed of progress on this important project by going to the Diocesan website at  You may also find the Planning Commission recommendations for Cohort 16 at Finally, feel free to contact your parish Core Team members with your input or questions: Rosemary or Ken Lancaster at 435-7356, Denise Weisbrodt, 687-7641 or, or Jim Weisbrodt, 687-7641 or