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St. Mary of the Assumption church in Springboro includes many pieces from the old church in Franklin, including its German-made stained glass windows and its large Stations of the Cross. Much larger than the old church, its pews are already packed because the parish has nearly doubled in size. (CT Photo/Jeff Unroe)
150 year birthday for parish, 1 year for new church The past and the future have converged at St. Mary of the Assumption, now celebrating 150 years of serving the faithful in Warren County. A year ago the parish moved into a new church in Springboro, after outgrowing its building

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr prepares the Eucharist during the St. Mary of the Assumption Mass of Dedication in Springboro Sunday, August 14, 2016. (CT Photo/E.L. Hubbard)
By Patricia McGeever Catholics who attended St. Mary Parish in Franklin mourned a loss and celebrated a new beginning all within a few hours. The doors of their old church were locked and the building is for sale. Now, there is a new parish in a new community with a