03/23/14 8:31am
03/23/2014 8:31 AM
The large convent that housed nuns across the street from Sacred Heart R.C. Church will be the first of the parish's Cutchogue buildings to be sold. With dwindling congregation numbers across Southold, town officials are concerned that more and more church buildings will be coming on the market, and are taking steps to prevent less-than-desirables uses. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The large convent that housed nuns across the street from Sacred Heart R.C. Church will be the first of the parish’s Cutchogue buildings to be sold. With dwindling congregation numbers across Southold, town officials are taking steps to prevent less-than-desirables uses in former church buildings. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

There was a time, not too long ago, when most families in Southold Town had similar Sunday routines. Each week at about the same time, they would take to the streets with one thought in mind: church. It was a day for people to dress nicely and reflect on their lives and how to improve them. They would gather in church sanctuaries to pray, sing and give thanks to God.

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