3.2.1 Establishment, Alteration or Suppression of Parishes
1. The norms for the establishment of parishes are contained in canon 515 §2.
2. Without prejudice to canon 515 §§1-2 and the norms of #3.2.3 Churches Other than the Parochial Church, other norms for the notable alteration or suppression of parishes by clustering, merger or closure are contained in A Guide to Parish Clusters, Mergers and Closures. 
a. Norms for the disposition of temporal goods, parish audits, property and cemeteries related to the alteration or suppression of parishes are contained in Appendix C. 
b. Norms for parish records and sacred objects, which are involved, are contained in Appendix D.
 A Guide to Parish Clusters, Mergers and Closures, promulgated by Bishop of Lansing, June 2, 2008 (rev. January 2009). Available in part at the diocesan website or through the Bishop's office.
 A Guide to Parish Clusters, Mergers and Closures. See c. 1222.