A deanery is one form of division of a diocese into smaller groupings of parishes. Usually deaneries are named simply by a geographic designation.
A dean (appointed by the bishop) is responsible for each deanery.
The Diocese of Superior is divided into five deaneries (listed at top of page and below).
Canon 555 defines the duties of a dean as:
Additionally, the dean must follow the particular norms of the diocese. Canon 555 also particularly mentions that a dean must visit the parishes of the district in accord with the regulations made by the diocesan bishop.