We have some very good news! After years of arduous labor, we now have completely updated and redefined parish boundaries.continue at The Compass
Your pastors have just received thorough descriptions of the geographical parameters of your parish and this will be very helpful for the present and future, especially as we prepare to launch the “New Evangelization” in 2020.
Pope Francis calls on a renewal of “missionary discipleship” (Evangelii Gaudium). As Jesus sent his followers to spread the Gospel message, the Word of God challenges us as believers to “go forth” into our communities and be involved directly in spreading the love of Christ.
By doing this, we are able to ensure that as a diocese, we are considering all the people of God without gaps or areas of unaccountability. As Pope Francis continues to proclaim, we are called to be in a “permanent state of mission” and by the refining and affirming of geographic service areas, we can continue this call as noted in Canon 518, “Pastors assume responsibility for the care of all souls within a specified geographic area.”
It has something to do with a new software the diocese is using, but it's not clear if this is something that results in some parishes losing their parish boundaries.