Potential Buyer on the Line for Catholic Church in Orono

Catherine Pegram

Updated 4 years ago

Looks like there could be a buyer for a shuttered church in Orono. A sale pending sign is now up outside the Saint Mary’s Catholic Church on Main Street. Staffers at realtor Pauline Rock’s office with ERA Dawson-Bradford tell TV5 they can’t say who the potential buyer is or even when the sale is scheduled to go through. The church closed a little more than a year ago. The Catholic Diocese of Maine based the decision on a dwindling parish and mount repair bills.The cost to fix the more than century old building was estimated to be about $1 million. When the church closed, parishioners merged with Catholic Churches in Old Town, Orono, Indian Island and Bradley, to form one large parish.


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