Members of 37 Catholic parishes in Delaware County and Philadelphia will hear this weekend whether the Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to merge them with neighboring parishes or leave them independent.
No schools will be affected.
Registered parishioners could begin receiving letters as early as Saturday, and the news will also be announced during services on Sunday, said Kenneth Gavin, a spokesman for the archdiocese. The archdiocese will release details of the changes to news media early Sunday afternoon.
The effective date is July 1, but the transition will take longer.