How were groupings assigned?
Groupings were assigned through a consultative process in 2016 that included feedback and input from archdiocesan and parish leadership, including vicars, deans, pastors, parish councils and lay leadership.
A set of parishes should be considered a good grouping if they:
- Are reasonably close geographically
- Serve the same broader community (e.g. the parishes serve the same public-school district)
- Have obvious commonalities and affinities (e.g. parishioners occasionally attend Mass at more than one parish in the grouping)