PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --Five parishes in the Philadelphia Archdiocese will face evaluations that will determine their future.
St. Rita Cascia is one of three parishes in South Philadelphia under consideration for pastoral planning.
Pastors and parish leaders must show the archdiocese they have the financial and community support to remain open.
They could remain unchanged, merge with another parish or partner with other parishes, sharing priests and staff.
In addition to St. Rita's, St. Nicholas Tolentine, Assumption BVM, Sacred Heart in Clifton Heights and St. Charles Borromeo in Drexel Hill are all under review.