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Green Bay diocese to close island retreat

  • Associated Press
  • January 16, 2014 - 9:45 AM

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Catholic diocese says it will close its Door County island retreat house that's been around for more than 60 years.

The diocese Board of Directors has confirmed Bishop David Ricken's decision to close the Holy Name Retreat House on Chambers Island. The diocese says a dwindling number of people using the retreat and the cost to maintain prompted the closure.

Bishop Ricken says over the last few years there's been a movement toward more parish-based participation in retreats and the diocese has many regional centers that can meet those needs.

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