LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) –In a letter to parishoners Bishop Douglas Lucia, the bishop of the Diocese of Syracuse, announced the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Liverpool will be closing on Sept. 23.

Immaculate Heart of Mary has been linked with St. Joseph the Worker Church since 2011 and was officially formed into Epiphany Parish in 2019.

In 2020, parish trustees began to meet and concluded that maintaining both churches was no longer feasible, Lucia said in the letter to parishoners, which is also posted on the Liverpool Catholic Community website..

St. Joseph the Worker will remain open. The diocese will be looking to sell the Immaculate Heart of Mary property.

A final Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m.