178 parishes to be consolidated into 88 ‘pastorates,’ Archdiocese of St. Louis announces

In a newly released draft, the Archdiocese of St. Louis outlined the proposed changes coming to the church as part of its "All Things New" restructuring plan.

In the draft released Wednesday, the archdiocese said its 178 parishes will be consolidated into 88 pastorates, which the archdiocese described as a community overseen by one pastor and pastoral team.

Maps included in the announcement show instances of multiple current parishes becoming one pastorate and others where existing parishes remain…

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