On parish mergers, consolidations, closures and all that go with it

Peter Feuerherd, National Catholic Reporter’s correspondent for The Field Hospital Series, writes on what has become familiar to many dioceses, especially in the Midwest and Northeast––the parish merger, consolidation, or closure process.

His Aug. 10 column documents the process for the Diocese of “Midvale” led by Catholic organizational consultant John Reid of Reid and Associates of Seattle.

The insights and experiences of all involved in the change process are worth the read.

Click here for the entire essay.