OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha Archdiocese is considering a plan that would consolidate nine rural Roman Catholic parishes with larger parishes.

The Omaha World-Herald reports ( ) that the plan unveiled publicly Thursday awaits member feedback until fall, when Archbishop George Lucas will make a final decision.

The small parishes are: St. Joseph in Platte Center, St. Stanislaus in Duncan, Sts. Peter and Paul in Krakow, St. Peter in Clarks, St. Michael in Tarnov, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Tilden, St. Francis de Sales in Schoolcraft, St. John the Baptist in Petersburg and St. Bonaventure in Raeville.

A consulting firm devised the recommendations after studying 31 parishes in the southwest and central regions of the archdiocese, which covers 23 northeast Nebraska counties.

Information from: Omaha World-Herald,

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