The decisions announced by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., Jan. 25, will be implemented over a three-year period (2017-2020) resulting in:

 -- 25 cohorts of collaborative parishes focused on working together to carry out the mission of evangelization

 -- 7 linkages:  15 parishes will be sharing their pastor with at least one other parish; potential for 2 additional linkages following review, involving 4 more parishes

 -- 9 mergers:  17 parishes will be consolidated into 8 new parishes

 -- Suspension of operations at two church sites, with potential for a third site to be added after review

 -- 1 Personal Parish 

 -- Designation of 18 Centers for Hispanic Ministry, 2 Centers for Portuguese    Ministry,

   -- 2 Centers for Haitian Ministry

 -- Action on four additional parishes has been postponed pending review in subsequent years