Parish Renewal


Who makes final decisions about changes to parishes and schools?

Cardinal Cupich makes the final decision with local, vital input and archdiocesan team guidance.

Are all decisions already made?


Pastors, parishioners and archdiocesan staff work together to identify the best possible structural changes that will provide effective and efficient structures for greater investment of resources into ministries that directly address our mission imperatives. Grouping Feedback and Discernment Teams meet for several months to pray, discern, and discuss current realities and future possibilities. Once each grouping team is ready to share its local, vital input the feedback moves through a few important conversations:


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