"Are there other dioceses doing what we are doing?"
Detroit Archdiocese to shift to ‘family of parishes’ over next two years.
to read a recent article of a model being used similar to Area Catholic Communities
Other dioceses using a similar model:
Archdiocese of Boston - Collaboratives
Archdiocese of Chicago - Groupings
Diocese of Syracuse - Pastoral Care Areas
Diocese of New Ulm - Area Faith Communities
Diocese of Green Bay - Links
Excerpt taken from
Pastoring Multiple Parishes
by Mark Mogilka, Kate Wiskus
"Through creativity, adaptive work, and collaboration, Spirit-led pastors, staffs, and parish communities are not only living their faith but growing the church...we see signs of the Spirit's presence and of the Spirit's gifting of individuals and communities...we have seen the hand of God - the work of the Spirit - helping parishes to creatively adapt and grow through their less-than-ideal circumstances...we are being led into a more mission-focused ministry that discourages parochialism and encourages the building up of the kingdom one community at a time." (pg. 137)