Sadly in 1990 industry began down-sizing and moving out of Fulton. First the Miller Brewing Company left. Then Nestle Chocolate Factory decided to leave their original factory and move production overseas. Birdseye Frozen Foods left also. We had few jobs in Fulton and the population got smaller. The churches were struggling. In 2006 Bishop Moynihan made the decision that Fulton no longer needed three churches. St. Michael’s closed and the parishioners joined Holy Family and became Holy Family/St. Michael Parish. The final blow to the community was when it was decided that two churches were too many and the three were united into one. A committee comprising of members of the three parishes was set up to find a name for the new parish. After a time the committee decided it would be named Holy Trinity Parish (Three churches in one). The hardest was to choose which church would be saved. The parish council (members from all parishes) could not come to a consensus as to which church would be the one to remain. Both churches had advantages and disadvantages. After many months Bishop Moynihan decided it would be Immaculate Conception. In March 2008 the first Mass was said in the new parish.
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