In January 2014, the Diocese of Trenton began the Ward Study Program. The demographics throughout the City of Trenton had changed dramatically. More and more families had moved out to the suburbs. Some stayed in the city parishes and returned weekly for services, many others joined parishes closer to home. As a result of the year pond study, the Diocese merged some parishes and closed others because of declining membership and the shortage of priest.
As a result it was decided to merge St. Joachim and Immaculate Conception and form a new parish under the name of Our Lady of the Angels Parish. Father Jeffrey E. Lee was named pastor of the new parish. He was installed on July 31, 2005. A new chapter in the history of the people of Immaculate Conception had begun