The combined parish will be known as St. Mary Frances of the Five Wounds Parish and have one pastor and one pastoral team, according to an archdiocese announcement.
Both churches will continue to host a regular schedule of Masses, with the schedule to be determined by the pastor in consultation with parish leadership.
"The archdiocese’s Priest Placement Board will continue its discernment of a candidate to recommend as pastor of the unified parish. More information will be shared when it is available," according to the announcement.
The Archdiocese of Chicago is seen on January 2, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
There are no changes to St. Frances of Rome School.
The announcement is part of the Renew My Church initiative, which has combined a number of parishes to address declines in membership since it was launched in 2016.