The Catholic Diocese of Youngstown has released details on their plan for pastoral regions in the area.

According to the Catholic Exponent, The Diocese announced on June 28 that five churches in the Youngstown region would become oratories or close.

The five churches named in the oratories or closing section are Cyril and Methodius, Holy Name, St. Stephen, St. Stanislaus and St. Anthony.

Oratories are a place of prayer, but the term technically means a structure other than a parish church. 

The Youngstown City Pastoral Region is set to have 26 masses per weekend once the pastoral region plan is implemented. There are currently 38-weekend masses.

Implementation of the plan is set to be completed on July 1, 2020.