Deanery

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A '''deanery''' is the territorial jurisdiction of a dean.
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A '''deanery''' is a pastoral division of a [[diocese]] under the territorial [[jurisdiction]] of a [[dean]].
  
"Parishes of a [[diocese]] are usually gathered into deaneries in order to promote joint [[priest|pastoral]] action and the best possible distribution of ministry, and to provide for the pastoral care of the priests serving in each area of the diocese." (La Crosse)
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"[[Parish]]es of a [[diocese]] are usually gathered into deaneries in order to promote joint [[priest|pastoral]] action and the best possible distribution of ministry, and to provide for the pastoral care of the priests serving in each area of the diocese" (La Crosse).
  
"The care of the deanery is confided by the diocesan [[bishop]], after consultation with the priests of the deanery, to one of the priests ministering in the deanery." (La Crosse). This individual is called the '''dean'''.
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"The care of the deanery is confided by the diocesan [[bishop]], after consultation with the priests of the deanery, to one of the priests ministering in the deanery" (La Crosse). This individual is called the '''[[dean]]'''.
  
In a practical way, the main roles of the dean are to help support the deanery clergy: To
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In a practical way, the main roles of the dean are to help support the deanery [[clergy]]: To provide information between the deanery parishes and its diocese. The dean may also help with parish matters and, in some cases, represent the bishop.
provide information between the deanery parishes and its diocese. The dean may also help with parish matters and, in some cases, represent the bishop.
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They may also coordinate endeavors within the deanery, including services, fund raisers, and other activities.
 
They may also coordinate endeavors within the deanery, including services, fund raisers, and other activities.
  
==Sources==
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== Source ==
*On Consultation in the Parish and Deanery. By Most Rev. John Paul, Bishop of La Crosse. Office of the Bishop, 1985. 36 pages.
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* ''On Consultation in the Parish and Deanery''. by Most Rev. John Paul, ([[Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholic]]) Bishop of La Crosse. Office of the Bishop, 1985. 36 pages. [http://wctc.net/~wisdom/deaninfo.htm]
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[[Category:Jurisdictions]]

Latest revision as of 15:44, March 14, 2010

A deanery is a pastoral division of a diocese under the territorial jurisdiction of a dean.

"Parishes of a diocese are usually gathered into deaneries in order to promote joint pastoral action and the best possible distribution of ministry, and to provide for the pastoral care of the priests serving in each area of the diocese" (La Crosse).

"The care of the deanery is confided by the diocesan bishop, after consultation with the priests of the deanery, to one of the priests ministering in the deanery" (La Crosse). This individual is called the dean.

In a practical way, the main roles of the dean are to help support the deanery clergy: To provide information between the deanery parishes and its diocese. The dean may also help with parish matters and, in some cases, represent the bishop.

They may also coordinate endeavors within the deanery, including services, fund raisers, and other activities.

Source

  • On Consultation in the Parish and Deanery. by Most Rev. John Paul, (Roman Catholic) Bishop of La Crosse. Office of the Bishop, 1985. 36 pages. [1]
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