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Tamara Taggart: Vancouver and Churchless future.article

tamara taggart: While the committee studying the issue won't confirm how many churches could be closed, Montreal La Presse and a local newspaper have reported that as many as 33 of the diocese's 54 churches could be on the chopping block as of this summer, according to Vancouver Courier. The diocese says an announcement will be made in June. But with so few answering the call each Sunday, the small town northwest of Montreal is one of many facing what once would have been unimaginable a churchless future.article continues below Trending StoriesCTV Vancouver parts ways with Tamara Taggart and Mike Killeen What the thunder Why we hear it so seldom in Vancouver Vancouver campus is Yorkville University's firstB.C.'s alcohol retailers want option to sell cannabis As the Saint-Jerome Catholic diocese north of Montreal contemplates whether to dramatically slash the number of buildings it maintains, parishioners say they won't accept the closure of their churches without a fight. The news isn't sitting well with some residents in Sainte-Sophie, who have formed a group to try to save the church. But Stephan Filion, the group's founder, wonders whether the diocesean committee is even considering other options. Thus far, their activities consist of trying to raise attendance at Sunday mass, and trying to show church authorities that the community is willing to work to find solutions. ( As reported in the news.