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TWO CHURCHES, ONE COMMUNITY

Catholic churches in Jacksonville and Piedmont work together

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LEFT: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Jacksonville was organized in 1962 and built its current building in 1972. RIGHT: St. Joachim Catholic Church in Piedmont was built in 1961.

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Jacksonville and St. Joachim Catholic Church in Piedmont are close in proximity — they’re only about 12 miles apart. They’re close to the same age — St. Joachim was founded in 1961 and St. Charles in 1962. And they share the same priest, Rev. Thomas Nattekkadan.

Rev. Thomas Nattekkadan

Rev. Thomas Nattekkadan is priest at both St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Jacksonville and St. Joachim Catholic Church in Piedmont.

The members of both parishes regard each other with strong kinship. At times, members of both churches attend the other’s worship services.