Clustering is a term used to describe parishes working together for mission. It is not just a slogan. Nor is it just a question of managing more effectively the distribution of priests. It is a question of ensuring that parish communities, with the richness of their own experiences, begin to work together, seeing what can be best done on a broader level, responding to new challenges of evangelization and faith formation, sharing resources and services. It also involves an examination of the most effective way for parishes and larger communities to provide pastoral services. Not every parish has on its own the resources necessary for certain services such as formation. Groups of parishes can, trough clustering, come together and use services developed in one parish. It helps ensure that our liturgical celebrations are more truly community celebrations.
St Peter’s, Phibsborough is clustered with the Church of the Most Precious Blood, Cabra West, Christ the King Church, Cabra and new to the group Our Lady Help of Christians, Navan Road