Archbishop Lori has issued an update on the planning process for Archdiocesan parishes and schools. I have shared and will continue to discuss this document with our staff, our Parish Pastoral Council, and our neighboring cluster parishes with regards to providing any information requested by the archdiocese, the potential impacts to our area, and our strategic planning. We will keep parishioners updated as more is revealed. The new "pastorate" model for the archdiocese is scheduled to be finalized and approved by Archbishop Lori by Winter 2016-2017.
You may also find insightful the "A Guiding Change Document" mentioned in the update, which summarizes the need for the new pastorate model: our current reality as an archdiocese and the means to reach the desired results as a vibrant, sustainable, evangelizing Church. This document is also here for your convenience.
A copy of these documents are available here: