Chicago, Ill., Feb 10, 2022 / 12:46 pm
As part of its “Renew My Church” initiative the Archdiocese of Chicago recently announced 12 new parish groupings. By July, the archdiocese will have 221 parishes.
The 12 groupings, formed by parish mergers, were announced between Jan. 20 and Jan. 29.
“Over the past several months, the groupings’ feedback and discernment teams, made up of representatives from each of the parishes and schools, met to review and discern the future parish, school and church structures for their respective areas,” The Chicago Catholic said Feb. 2.
Their feedback was then given to the archdiocese’s Standards and Recommendations Commission, and final decisions were made by Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, his auxiliary bishops, and the presbyteral council.