Parish and Clergy Updates: Archive


Protecting God's Children for Adults Online Training

Register Here 

Bulletin Insert: Say No to Physician Assisted Suicide

Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Important Reminders - RCAB Payroll Transition

Webinars to assist with data preservation, and view checklist for transition.

Catholic Appeal June Bulletin Announcements

Free Diocesan Bulletin Service

Catholic Media

Online Cooking Class! BBQ Sides, Sauces & Main Courses, Thursday, June 23rd @ 4:30pm

Jesus is Here for Youth and Young Adults (6/17) 

This is a pre-event to Saturday’s June 18th Eucharistic Congress. The evening will include Praise & Worship by Village Lights, a talk by Bobby and Jackie Angel, Adoration, Confession, and a visit by Cardinal Seán. Our Cardinal looks forward to gathering with the young people of the diocese to encounter our Lord truly present in the Eucharist.

Our Sunday Family Meal

At the request of Cardinal Seán, the closing of the Year of the Eucharist comprises four parts:

  1. Jesus is Here for Youth and Young Adults on Friday, June 17 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross;
  2. Jesus is Here, Archdiocese of Boston’s Eucharistic Congress, on Saturday, June 18 at the Tsongas arena in Lowell, MA;  
  3. Celebration of the Sunday Eucharist for the Feast of Corpus Christi on June 19 in your parish; and 
  4. Our Sunday Family Meal prayer service in your homes—having been nourished by the Eucharist at Mass, families are then encouraged to come together to share a meal and celebrate the gift of faith in Jesus we share in our family. We invite your family to participate in Our Sunday Family Meal Prayer. It comes complete with activities for children of all ages and is available in 4 languages.

Important Eucharistic Congress Updates! (6/18)

Advanced ticket registration is closed for the Eucharistic Congress, Jesus is Here, being held on June 18, but tickets will be available to purchase at the door beginning at 7:30 a.m. Cash or credit card will be accepted.

Faith and Family Life Catholic Ministries (6/21)

Join Fr. Tim Donovan, President and Founder of Faith and Family Life Catholic Ministries, for a training day on the Pathways Formation Suite. We will dive into the new Directory for Catechesis and its call to a family model of formation, discover the many resources Pathways has to offer, learn how to implement the suite, and encourage one another in this time of renewal. June 21, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. St. Agnes Parish (Hope Hall) 32 Medford St. Arlington, MA 02474. Lunch included! Register:

Habit Management for a Healthy You, Tuesday, June 14th @ 5:30pm

Growth Through Grief Retreat for Fathers and Father-Figures (6/11)

Walking the Passion of Christ: A day of retreat for men affected by a loss from addiction and substance use disorder

Mass for the Feast of Ugandan Martyrs (6/12)

The Ugandan Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Boston cordially invites you to the Feast of Ugandan Martyrs.  Mass will take place on Sunday June 12 at 1pm at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross with main celebrant His Eminence Antoine Cardinal Kambanda, Archbishop of Kigali, Rwanda.  Learn more at

HireNow Hiring & Training Employer Grant Program

Human Resources

MA Wage Act & Treble Damages

Human Resources

Catholic Appeal: Parish Mid Appeal Campaign Resources

Sign up for a quick training to help close your parish campaign.

Vino et Veritas (6/17)

An evening of networking, faith, and discussion presented by the Archdiocese of Boston in partnership with Young Catholic ProfessionalsThis event is an opportunity for young adults (ages 21-39) to enjoy food and drinks while networking and socializing and Q&A with Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Bishop Robert Barron, and Bishop Daniel Flores. Tickets include admission to Jesus is Here for Youth and Young Adults. Tickets are $25. Seating is limited. Registration closes June 8, 2022.

Important Eucharistic Congress Updates! (6/18)

Advanced ticket registration is closed for the Eucharistic Congress, Jesus is Here, being held on June 18, but tickets will be available to purchase at the door beginning at 7:30 a.m. Cash or credit card will be accepted. If you have a parish group still wanting to register, please contact us at [email protected] or 617-746-5767 no later than June 3. For more information click here.

For Priests: if you still want to register to help with confessions or serving Holy Communion at the Eucharistic Congress, please sign up by June 3 at link here

Advanced ticket registration for Jesus Is Here for Youth and Young Adults being held June 17 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston is open through June 8. Tickets will also be available the day of the event. For more information click here

Cover Letter - Open Enrollment 2022 for the RCAB Health and Dental Plans

View More details here

Register for Open Enrollment Webinar (through 6/9)
Register for High Deductible Health Plan Webinar (6/7)


For Priests: Steubenville East - July Conference in Springfield, MA

Contact Mary Blake ASAP at [email protected] re: Letter of Good Standing; request must be submitted by the end of May for the July conference.

Food & Mood: You Are When You Eat Inside & Out, Wednesday, June 8th @ 6:30pm

Many Gifts, One Spirit: Discerning Your Charisms for Missionary Discipleship (6/2)

Did you know that one way the Holy Spirit builds up the Body of Christ is through charisms, or special graces that equip us to live out our discipleship and mission? What a gift! Join us for a prayerful workshop during which we’ll learn more about individual charisms and the importance of discerning and exercising our charisms to fully live out our discipleship, become the people we were made out of love to be, and bear fruit for His mission! Workshop fee is $15. Click here for more information and to register. 

Project Rachel Retreats (6/4)


As a reminder, anyone in the Archdiocese of Boston receives 90 days of Hallow Plus absolutely free! After that, you are welcome to keep praying with your own Hallow Plus account, or simply use the free version, which has a large library of permanently free  content. Visit to activate your free account.

Priests Retreat and Pilgrimage Opportunities (10/11)

Clergy Personnel

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary Golf Tournament (5/23)

This premier charity event is held to benefit the educational program for the seminarians. Tuition covers only half the cost of educating a seminarian and the proceeds from this tournament will help bridge the gap and keep the cost of educating them affordable. The $250 player entry includes lunch at the Club, 18 holes of golf with cart, and door prizes; followed by a social hour, silent auction and dinner for each golfer and a guest at the seminary. To register: or call 781.899.5500.

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate (5/25)

It seems parents or children who are going through crisis are talking to us more and more. The Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship is inviting Rejoice Counseling back to offer sessions for our parish leaders to equip us accompanying others in crisis and self-care tips while doing so. Please refer to the flyer for more information. Contact Melissa Kalpakgian ([email protected]) to receive the Zoom link to join.

Clergy Child Protection Retraining (through 5/25)

May Benefits Newsletter

Online Cooking Class! Comfort Foods Made Healthy | Tuesday, May 24th @ 6:30pm

Second Season of Two-Season Program, Talking of Palliative Care, now being broadcast!

The second season of our two-season program, Talking of Palliative Care, is now being broadcast on Catholic TV.  Each season consists of thirteen half-hour episodes, each dedicated to a specific topic in Palliative Care. The first season is available at the Catholic TV website for streaming at your convenience.  After the second season has fully aired, it too will be available on the Catholic TV website for viewing at your convenience. Please see for further information.

Announcement Letter: Health-Dental Plan + Life / LTD Rates Effective July 1, 2022


Out of State Employment Law Compliance

Human Resources

Risk Management Spring Newsletter

New Payroll Vendor Announcement and May Webinars (through 5/13)


Saint John's Seminary Offerings

Webinar | Biblical Exegesis Informing Theology and Prayer (5/19, 7pm)
Saint John's Offers Scholarship for Summer Courses: Saint John's is pleased to offer a one-time, 50% scholarship for the first five qualified students.

Central Ministry Tithe and Net Rental Income Tax Abatement Form (Due 5/19)

Parish Services

May is Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month
Seven Habits for Truly Effective Weight Management | Wednesday May 18th @ 5:30pm

Regional Adult Confirmations | Spring 2022 (through 5/11)

Go Global: Superfoods from Around the World | Tuesday, May 10th @ 6pm

Potential Protests at Masses

Risk Management

Forming Leaders for Mission Workshop (4/30)

This workshop is designed to support you in discerning and developing your particular call to lead within your family, neighborhood, workplace, and parish life | Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9 AM – 4PM | Venue - St. Mary of the Nativity Parish, Scituate | Register Here

Wellness Day for Grieving Mothers (4/30)

For mothers who have lost children to substance use disorder (SUD)

Clergy Trust Priest Workshop: “Successful Planning for all ages and phases of life” (5/3)

Confirmation: Registration for the Spring 2023 Season is Now Open (Due 4/25)

Canonical Affairs

Health and Wellness Newsletter

April focus: Natural Family Planning
Webinar: The Power of the Plant-Based Diet (4/26 @ 6pm)

Synod on Synodality

Over the coming months, Catholics from around the world will be participating in the Synod on Synodality. Please see the following three documents for more information in commencing with the Synod on Synodality.

PDF of Bulletin announcement click here.
PDF of Questions document click here.
PDF of Parish Implementation document click here.
Questions should be sent to Fr. Paul Soper at [email protected].

Third Party Vendors

Recently, there have been a few third party vendors reaching out directly with parishes to solicit solar battery storage, community solar, and other utility savings proposals. Most of these contracts require a commitment of 5 or more years. As such, the contracts need to be approved by the appropriate Archdiocesan committees.
Property Services


Lent, Triduum and Easter Liturgy Preparation Aid

Spanish Translation. Please use it as desired, noting that these do not take the place of any Archdiocese of Boston guidelines or requirements.

Lent and Easter Guidelines, including Easter Vigil Time of 8:00pm

Divine Worship

Care of the Holy Oils: Reminders and Best Practices

Divine Worship

Easter Collection Planning

Clergy Trust

Jesus Is Here (4/14 pricing deadline)

Early bird pricing extended until April 14 for Eucharistic Congress JESUS IS HERE! Many parishes asked us to extend the deadline for the early bird pricing of $39—so register here and book tickets before April 14. After that date, prices are $49 per person. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to come together as a parish and celebrate Jesus Is Here, Saturday, June 18 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell! For more information, visit or email [email protected].

Growth Through Grief Retreat For Fathers 

Walking the Passion of Christ: A Day of Retreat for Fathers Experiencing the Loss of a Child to Substance Use

Liturgical Clarifications

Office of Divine Worship

Webinar: James Parker-Ashley Fitness Class (4/12 @ 6:30pm)

Adoration and Benediction Cards

Catholic Media

Follow Up Session to God’s Plan(et) Workshop

Appeal Post Launch Bulletin Announcements

Statement of USCCB President and Bishop Chairmen in Advance of Supreme Court’s Ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

First Friday Visits (4/1+)

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

Saint John's Seminary Lay Formation Programs Virtual Open House (4/6)
Webinar | The Perfecting of Christ's Humanity in the Epistle to the Hebrews (4/5)

Webinar: Women’s Health: From Life Balance to Hormone Balance (4/7 @5pm)

Mass of Healing and Child Protection (4/2-4/3)

Office of Pastoral Support and Child Protection

March Health and Wellness Newsletter

March is Brain Awareness Month


REMINDER - Early Bird Registration for the June 18th Eucharistic Congress Ending Soon!

If you've been meaning to organize a group from your parish but haven't found the time yet, register here and book 10-20 tickets at the early bird pricing of $39 each.
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to come together as a parish and celebrate Jesus Is Here! 
For more information, visit or email [email protected].

Request for Proposals for health-related grants (Due 3/31)

Catholic Health Foundation

Healing Mass for Those Impacted by Divorce or Separation (3/28)

Come to the waters...from the wellspring of the Lord's heart we find healing, freedom, peace and joy. The Family Life team of the Archdiocese of Boston invites all family members impacted by divorce or separation to a Healing Mass celebrated by Fr. Matt Williams. Confession will be offered, and prayers of healing following the Mass. For more information, contact [email protected].

New England Youth Choral Festival and Mass for Mixed Voice and Treble Choirs (3/19)

Parish Youth Choirs and Catholic School Choirs grades 4-12 are welcome to register to take part in this extraordinary day of singing, friendship and prayer at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Please the attached flyer and registration form on to parish and school music directors!

Catholic Appeal Bulletin Announcements

Solutions for Heart Health | Wednesday, March 23rd @ 5:30pm

Forming Disciples in Mission (3/19+)

This workshop is designed to give you the tools to understand the New Evangelization, embrace living as an intentional disciple & become comfortable sharing your personal witness to form disciples in your family, neighborhood, workplace, & parish. Advanced Registration required. Workshop registration closes one week in advance of the workshop date to allow time for facility set-up. This workshop is free to attend if you are a member of the Archdiocese of Boston. If you are outside the Archdiocese, the cost is $25. The next workshop will be on March 19th 2022.

Empowering God's Children: Introductory Webinar (3/22)

Special Collection for Ukraine (3/19-3/20)

MA Emergency Paid Sick Leave Law is Ending Early – Prompt Action Needed

Human Resources

NEW! Balance and Boundaries | Tuesday, March 15th @ 6:30pm

Catholic Appeal Parish Announcement Weekend (3/12-3/13)

Open House to Benefit Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary (3/13)

You will have the opportunity to listen to incredible renditions of Gospel music and stimulating spirituals and learn more about Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary. Come meet our seminarians, staff, faculty and alumni.

St. Andrew Dinner (3/15)

Vocation Office

Updated | FAQs | RCAB Health Plans Coverage of Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Tests

Starting January 15, 2022, the Biden administration began requiring insurance companies and group health plans to cover the cost of over-the-counter (OTC), at-home COVID-19 tests.  Employees/dependents enrolled in the RCAB Health Plans can each be reimbursed for up to eight OTC COVID-19 tests per 30-day period.  Enrolled employees/dependents can seek reimbursement through either Blue Cross Blue Shield or CVS/Caremark.  For more information about the federal guidelines and the reimbursement process, please review the FAQs.

Risk Management Training Workshop: Active Shooter Response (3/8)

God’s Plan(et); Heal our Common Home and Respond to the Cry of the Poor (3/12)

Want to make a difference?  Learn about actions we can take to combat climate change and to promote environmental justice. Join us to hear about steps Catholics are taking to build the Vatican’s ‘’Laudato Si’ Action Platform” globally and right here in Massachusetts.  For details and to register:
Social Justice Ministry  

NEW! Master Meal Planning | Thursday, March 10th @ 6pm

3ABC Form Memo (Due 3/1)

Download the Fillable Adobe Form | Excel Document
Property Management

One Heart Lent Program

Cor Unum

The Spirituals: An African American Music Idiom and Its Relevance to Our Lives Today (2/25)

Come and See Weekend (2/25-2/27)

Experience an overnight weekend priestly immersion in a parish - pray, learn, ask questions, meet seminarians & priests, have fun, get to know other local catholic men seeking their vocation.

February Health and Wellness Newsletter

James Parker-Ashley Strength Training Fitness Class | 2/22 @ 6pm
Cancer Prevention Month

Spanish-language workshops for the formation of liturgical ministers (through 2/23)

The Instituto Nacional Hispano de Liturgia has prepared a series of Spanish-language workshops for the formation of liturgical ministers. They will be held every Wednesday during February – 8:00 PM. 

RCIA 2022/Rite of Election (Register by 2/23)

Rite of Election 2022 Information: All information is linked HERE, including information about the Cathedral liturgy on Sunday March 6. Register HERE to receive our Flocknote updates, and select “Office of Divine Worship”. You can also text “Boston” to 84576

COVID: Mask Mandate Extended (through 3/3)

World Day of the Sick (2/11)

This years message gives us the wisdom of mercy and of empathy in how to care for the most vulnerable among us. and those who care for them. 30th World Day of the Sick 2022  | Francis (

The Office of Chaplaincy Programs offers support and resources. Visit our website at Chaplaincy Programs | Archdiocese of Boston ( to learn more of how we can assist your parish and your parishioners. 

National Marriage Week (2/7-2/14)

This year’s theme is - Called to the Joy of Love. Visit the Family Life/Marriage Enrichment page for resources to celebrate this annual event.

AED/CPR Training (2/15)

Risk Management

All About Antioxidants & Cancer Prevention | 2/9 @ 6pm

Parish Safety and Security Webinar (2/3)

Establishing a parish safety team | Planning for various emergency scenarios | Conducting self assessments | The role of ushers and greeters

Extension of the Massachusetts COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Human Resources

Employee Notice Regarding Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Human Resources

Catholic Appeal: Important Dates for 2022 (through 1/29)

Launches in February. All pastors and parish staff are invited to join us for a one hour, online training. Registration details here.

National Prayer Vigil for Life: Opening and Closing Mass (1/20, 1/21)

Important registration instructions for Clergy.
Canonical Affairs

Holy Hours for Life | January 2022 (through 1/27)

Additional information available at

Food Safety Training (1/22)

Register Here.
Risk Management

Sunday of the Word of God Resource (1/23)

Divine Worship

January Health and Wellness Newsletter

Anxiety During Unprecedented Times January 25th @ 6:30pm

Minimum Wage Increase to $14.25/hour  (effective 1/1/22)

Clergy: In-Person Deliverance Training, Salem (Jan 11th+)

Metabolism Makeovers for Wellness & Weight Loss January 12th @ 5:30pm

Reminder | COVID: Mask Requirements and Guidance (through 1/17)

Translations: Spanish | French | Creole | Portuguese
Pandemic Response Team

Christmas and Epiphany Liturgical Music Resources

The Announcement of Easter and the Moveable Feasts 2022


Christmas Obligation + Sunday 12/26 Obligation

Divine Worship

FDLC Liturgy Preparation Aid for Advent and Christmas 2021

Divine Worship

Clergy Trust | Christmas Collection Materials for Parishes

Mass Announcements and Prayers of the Faithful
Clergy Trust

Health and Wellness Newsletter: Maintain Healthy Eating Habits

December WellRight Challenge is Stop Think | The Stop Think Challenge invites you to spend 300 minutes reflecting over the course of the month (10 min/day). You pick how you would like to reflect on your life. Pray, practice mindfulness techniques, ponder, plan, journal, write letters, blog, play the piano, walk, or spend time in nature. Focus on implementing small changes that help you unwind, relax, and reflect. More helpful information in the Monthly Newsletter.

Webinar: Guided Stretch | Tuesday, December 21st @ 6pm

Women Affirming Life Advent Reflection

Joseph, Our Brother, Our Mentors and Our Friend, Presented by Sr. Marian Batho, CSJ. (27 minute video with reflection questions)
Pro Life Office

Project Nazareth: Advent Series

How can we help our families establish Catholic traditions at home? One way is by encouraging our families to live Advent in expectation of the coming of Jesus. Project Nazareth is offering a free 4-week Advent series to help families prepare for Christmas.

It's simple! All parents need to do is sign up and then each week they receive the resources in their inbox (beginning November 21st). They also gain access to our Nazareth Nights, a virtual gathering for community among all Project Nazareth users. All you have to do is share the sign-up link above with your parents and we do the rest!  Let's help Advent begin at home!

Webinar: Dining Solutions for a Healthy Holiday | Wednesday, December 15th @ 4:30pm

Resources for Parishes and Schools between now and December 31st

How to Improve Online Donation Forms and Create Perfect Ask Strings
Free Social Media resources for Advent
Parish Services

FY2021 Year-End Questionnaire (Due 8/10)


Important Information for Priests and Deacons Witnessing Marriages in Massachusetts

Canonical Affairs

Important Payroll and Benefits Compliance Reminder (Nov/Dec)

Video Grief Support Resources


Lessons and Carols at Saint John's Seminary (12/4, 12/15)

Hear anew the prophetic telling of the world’s salvation, listen to our Seminary Schola as they perform exquisite choral meditations, and sing together with them the most beloved Advent hymns proclaiming the coming of our Savior’s birth. After the service, guests are invited to join the seminarians for mulled cider, holiday cookies, and cheerful conversation befitting this sacred season. Register with this link:

2021 Catholic Appeal Abatement (Due 12/6)

Parishes that have not met their assessment are encouraged to submit an abatement form before the 12/6 deadline.
Link to Abatement Form

Webinar: Dig into Dark Chocolate | Tuesday, December 7th @ 5:30pm


Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap. will celebrate this special Advent Mass on November 27, 2021 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross at 4:30PM - it will be broadcast and live-streamed on CatholicTV & (rebroadcast on Sunday at 11am and 8pm).

Advent Retreat with Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV (12/1, 7PM)

A virtual Advent evening retreat led by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV. Fr. Timothy is a sought-after retreat director and former provincial of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary in the United States, he is the author of nearly a dozen books about the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, including The Examen Prayer and, most recently, The Discernment of Spirits in Marriage. Register with this link:

Rachel: Post Abortion Healing Retreat (11/20+)

Fall Adult Confirmations (11/22)

Confirmation: Registration for the Fall 2022 Season (Revised Date: 11/15)

Through Grief Retreat for Mothers (11/19)

Virtual Annual Meeting: Massachusetts Catholic Self Insurance Group (11/16)

Keynote Address Substance Use Disorder in the Workplace: A Catholic Response to a Universal Issue

November: American Diabetes Month -- Health and Wellness Newsletter

Webinar | Time Mastery (11/17)


Forming Leaders for Mission (Next: 11/16)

This workshop is designed to support you in discerning and developing your particular call to lead within your family, neighborhood, workplace, and parish life. Advanced registration required.

Reminder: Signature Drive Policy

Cardinal's Office and Massachusetts Catholic Conference

-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Employee Notice Regarding Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Extension of the Massachusetts COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Webinar | Stretching Your Pantry: Beans & Beyond (11/9)

Handout and Registration for 2021 Social Justice Convocation (11/13)

NEW: Bulletin Insert
Theme: "Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future. Keynote Speaker: Austen Ivereigh--biographer for Pope Francis

Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Prayer Service and Celebration (11/13)

“Open Wide Our Hearts: an Enduring Call to Love” Honoring Sr. Mary Henrietta Domingo, EHJ, Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Recipient and Mrs. Ann McGlinchy Grady, Robert Leo Ruffin Award Recipient. The event is on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. To RSVP go to

Certificate in Catholic Theology (11/13)

Classes meet in person one Saturday a month for 8 months, beginning November 2021 at the Pastoral Center in Braintree. Taught by top theologians, the certificate is the perfect framework for catechists, Catholic school teachers, parents, and disciples who desire to go deeper in their understanding of their faith. Register at and click on Certificates. See flyer HERE.

Certificate in Catholic Evangelization (11/13)

Classes meet in person one Saturday a month for 6 months, beginning November 2021 at the Pastoral Center in Braintree. Created out of our signature workshop, Forming Disciples in Mission, this certificate provides a deeper understanding of how to live the call to discipleship more fully and how to bring other Catholics into that same baptismal call so their families and parishes can flourish. Register at and click on Certificates.

Upcoming Vocation Activities

St. Andrew Dinner (11/9)

Parish Safety and Security Webinar (11/10)

Risk Management

Webinar | Specific Mental Health Disorders and our Christian Response (11/4)

New Faith Formation Leader Workshop (11/4)

Spend a day in conversation with our team.  We will discuss RCAB offices, initiatives, resources, and best practices relevant to parish work and have time for networking with other leaders. For more information contact Patrick Krisak at [email protected] or 617-746-5753.

Lay Benefits Department Contact List

Catholic Appeal Bulletin Announcements

Help close your parish campaign with additional messaging for your bulletin.  For more information, email [email protected].
Institutional Advancement

CYO Basketball Update

Payroll Shipping Fees Increasing 9/6

October: Respect Life Month Resources

Spanish Translation
Pro Life Office

Parish Safety and Security Webinar (10/27)

Charisms Workshop (10/30)

Join us on Saturday, October 30th from 8:30am-Noon at the Pastoral Center in Braintree for a prayerful workshop during which we’ll learn more about individual charisms and the importance of discerning and exercising our charisms to fully live out our discipleship, become the people we were made out of love to be, and bear fruit for His mission!

October: Health and Wellness Newsletter

Mental Health Awareness: Anxiety, Panic Disorder, OCD, and PTSD

Webinar: Rev Up Your Rem: Improving Sleep Hygiene (10/20)


Quo Vadis Gatherings: Fun and Faith. Hikes, Sports, Talks, and Prayer. Great for fathers to join in (10/23)

Permanent Diaconate Inquiry Sessions (10/12+)

For Clergy: Deliverance Training (10/14)

Canonical Affairs

Thursday, Oct. 14: “The Humanity of Mental Health: The Roles that Biology, Sociology, Theology, and Environment Play in Mental Health.” Register here -

Food Safety Training (10/9)

Risk Management

Webinar: Manage Your Stress For Optimal Living (10/12)

First Friday Visits (10/1)

Webinar: Mindful Eating: Vitamin M (10/7)

Annual Lawn Party (9/29)

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

Transformados en el amor Training for Parish Teams (9/25)

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 | 9:00AM - 12:30PM | Pastoral Center, Braintree

iTHIRST Retreat (9/18)

The goal of the retreat is for participants to recognize the distractions and attachments in each of their lives so that they might better understand the plight of our brothers and sisters who suffer from all sorts of addictions, and may better see the face of Christ in all who are sick and suffering.

Catechetical Sunday (9/19) Resources

As you prepare to celebrate, pray for, and commission those engaged in formal parish catechetical ministry this year, we encourage you to find opportunities to remind parents of their indispensable and God given role to form their children in the faith. The Archdiocese of Boston team is providing content to assist you as you inform and empower the parents in your parish. Click here for resources.

Recursos para el Domingo Catequético (9/19)

Mientras se preparan para celebrar, orar, y enviar aquellos involucrados de manera formal en el ministerio de catequesis de este año, les animamos a que encuentren oportunidades para recordar a los padres sobre el rol indispensable que Dios le ha dado para formar a sus hijo en la fe. El equipo de Proyecto Nazaret provee materiales para ayudarles mientras ustedes forman y animan a los padres de familia de su parroquia. De clic aquí para los recursos.

September Benefits Newsletter

September Challenge: Move It

Challenges you to take an average of 7,000 steps a day for the month of September
Employees and spouses enrolled in one of the RCAB Health Plans can earn 50 HRA/HSA dollars for every completed Challenge, for a total of $500 in the current Plan Year.

Webinar | Managing Cash Flow & Debt (9/21 @ 11:30am)

September is National Recovery Month

“Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community,”
SO, what can my parish do for Recovery Month?

Family Healing and Recovery Ministry - Halifax, MA (

  1. Pray for the success of the I Thirst program and those we are ministering to
  2. Say a recovery mass
  3. Visit the AA or NA meetings you may have in your parish, what are their spiritual needs?
  4. Find out more about I Thirst by contacting me at [email protected], 617-645-7915
  5. Visit the AARPSS web site to see all the resources available to you and your staff


An Update from Clergy Trust 

Celebration of the Priesthood (9/21): Complimentary Registration

Private Reception (9/21): Cancelled

September Collection: Online Resources

Webinar | Food & Wellness Trends: Stay Up to Date (9/16 @ 6pm)

Thursday, Sept. 16: “What is Mental Health?” Register here -

Clergy Remuneration and Benefits Policy FY22

Parish and School Budget Guide FY22

Parish Services

Risk Management Quarterly

FEMA Public Assistance Reimbursement Update June 2021

Risk Management

Registration for Fall Courses is now open at Saint John's Seminary! (9/7)

Classes begin Tuesday, September 7th. Take a deep dive into the Catholic Theological Tradition through courses like Fundamental Theology, Survey of the Old Testament, Moral Theology, and more! Saint John's Seminary offers a wide variety of courses with thought-provoking material and clear instruction from experienced professors who are highly regarded in their fields.

Fall Faith Formation Leader Retreat

Join faith formation leaders across the archdiocese for a Fall retreat to kick off the 2021-22 program year. We look forward to coming together in prayer as a community united in mission. Please register at this link:

Thursday, September 9, 10am-noon, at St. Timothy Parish in Norwood

Evangelization and Discipleship

First Friday Visits (9/3)

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

Hope and Healing Retreat for Women (8/27-8/29)

For women of any age who seek peace, hope, and strength to help them deal with stress, anger, fatigue and trauma in dealing with a loved one in active addiction or recovery.

Addiction Recovery Pastoral Support Services, Catholic Charities, and Laboure Center

Cardinal Requests a Special Collection for Haiti following earthquake | Translations | Fact Sheet (8/28)

Wellness Webinar: Eating for Energy (Thurs. 8/26, 12pm)


Re-opening and Renewing the Liturgy with Excellence: Resources for Parish Worship (8/25)

The Office of Divine Worship is pleased to host a summer webinar series entitled “Re-opening and Renewing the Liturgy with Excellence: Resources for Parish Worship.” As our parishes re-open and congregational singing returns, the Office of Divine Worship encourages pastors and music directors to evaluate their congregational worship aids. Several new high-quality, economical and accessible Catholic resources have become available recently, and these webinars will provide an introduction to them and a chance for guests to ask questions. Register at the links below!

August | Skin Cancer Awareness Month

New Spirit Youth Ministry

It has been brought to our attention that the Diocese of Springfield has received a complaint against Barry Kingston of New Spirit Youth Ministry. He allegedly engaged in inappropriate behavior with minors. While an investigation is ongoing all New Spirit Ministry activities are suspended, including any planned retreats at parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston. These activities should not be re-instated until parishes are given a green light from the Office of Pastoral Support and Child Protection, as well as the Office for Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support.

Additionally, we ask that any parishes in the Archdiocese who planned on hosting New Spirit Youth Ministry or have hosted them in recent years reach out to Patrick Krisak, Director of Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship ([email protected] or 617-746-5753).

Saint John’s Seminary Golf Tournament Raffle (8/23)

A chance to win $10,000! Our seminarians represent the future of our Church and we are blessed to have 58 seminarians for the Archdiocese of Boston currently studying at Saint John’s Seminary. Our annual golf tournament helps to fund the education of these wonderful men who have been called to this special vocation. You can support the future of our Church – and have a chance at winning $10,000 – by participating in the Saint John’s Seminary Golf Tournament Raffle. First Prize: $10,000 | Second Prize: $5,000 | Tickets cost $500 each and the winners will be pulled on August 23rd following the golf tournament. Winners do not need to be present to win. No more than 150 tickets will be sold – so the odds of winning are high!

Wellness Webinar: Relaxation Class (Tues. 8/17, 5pm)

Faith Formation Leader Fall Retreat (8/31, 9/9)

Join faith formation leaders across the archdiocese for a Fall retreat to kick off the 2021-22 program year. We are offering this retreat on two different dates/times/locations to give you two options to choose from to meet your schedule and to be able to safely space out. We look forward to coming together in prayer as a community united in mission. Please register for one of the following:

St. John Vianney Cookout (8/4)

The Global Leadership Summit (8/5-8/6)

Registration is now open for the Global Leadership Summit, a two day conference were you will be given practical tools to support you in your leadership growth. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, the Global Leadership Summit (GLS), and the New England GLS Host Churches are offering special pricing for your parish’s leadership and members to participate in the GLS 2021 Summit. Early bird registration ends July 13th!

NFP Video Resource for Your Parish is Here!

Consider posting this 1-minute, parish friendly video to your website and/or social media to raise awareness of Natural Family Planning as a lifestyle choice and how your parishioners can find more information.

Senior Priests' Retreat (8/9)

Weds. 7/28 1:30-2:30pm: Source and Summit: Elevate the Liturgy in Your Parish


National Natural Family Planning Week (7/25-7/31)

A Resource for Parishes

Consider posting this friendly and fun, 1-minute video to your parish website to promote awareness about NFP during Natural Family Planning Week and beyond. 

Virtual Rosary for Couples Struggling with Infertility, Difficult Pregnancies, or Infant Loss (7/26)

Join Fr. Ed Riley and the Family Life team to pray for couples struggling with infertility, difficult pregnancy, or infant loss on the Feast of Sts. Anne and Joachim held during National Natural Family Planning Week July 25-31. You can register through or visit for more information. 

Method Match: How to Choose a Natural Fertility Awareness Method That Works for You!  (7/28)

Join the Family Life team for an interactive webinar that will help you navigate the crowded field of fertility awareness methods, apps, and tools with certified NFP instructors, Mikayla Dalton and Christina Valenzuela and GYN, Dr. Patricia Jay. Whether you’re new to NFP or a veteran looking to make a method switch, this webinar is for you! To register use or visit for more information.

Wellness Webinar: The Tools & Techniques That Foster Sleep (7/28)

REMINDER: Employees and spouses enrolled in one of the RCAB Health Plans and registered in the Blue Cross ahealthyme program can earn $20 into their HealthEquity HRA or HSA account for attending a wellness webinar. Points are awarded for a maximum of five wellness webinars/family activities per Plan Year


July Is Healthy Vision Month

Don’t Forget Your Annual Vision Exam. 
TIP! You can still view the recorded webinars from June: 1) Hidden Causes of Health Issues, 2) Postural Improvement Class and 3) Nutrition for Kids and Family Meal Planning


Prayer for World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly (7/25)

#Iamwithyoualways | This Sunday is the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly as announced by Pope Francis. To print the special prayer for Mass goers click on the link above. For liturgical and plenary indulgence information, visit the Vatican Dicastery for Laity, Family & Life here

Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass (11/7)

All couples celebrating their 10th, 25th, or 50th wedding anniversaries in 2020-21 are invited to join Cardinal Seán O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. The Mass includes a vow renewal and special blessing by the Cardinal.  Couples can register at For more information, please contact Emily Elliott in Family Life Ministry at [email protected].

Save the Date:  Annual Archdiocesan Justice Convocation (11/13)

If you would like to get involved in the planning, please contact Pat Dinneen, Chair, Archdiocesan Social Justice Ministry at [email protected].

Bishop Healy Prayer Service & Celebration (11/13)

Save the Date! Bishop Healy Prayer Service & Celebration, Saturday, Nov. 13 at 7:00 p.m. Please see attached flyer for more details.


Regional Faith Formation Leader Meetings

Regional faith formation leaders who accompany adults and children in their journey of discipleship are invited to join other leaders in your region for *virtual* gatherings of prayer, support, sharing, networking, and learning. We hope you can attend!

Please register for these virtual meetings in your region at If you have any questions, please reach out to the contact for your region.

Safe Environment Online Sessions 

Child Advocacy

Massachusetts COVID-19 Temporary Emergency Paid Sick Leave

Human Resources

Trusts and Estates

The probate and administration of trusts and estates involves a legal process which requires close scrutiny in order to ensure that the Parish is protected and receives the bequest to which it may be entitled to. It also requires adherence to both Civil and Canon Law to assure that the wishes and intent of the donor are fulfilled in all respects. Upon receipt by the Parish of any legal correspondence or notification regarding a trust or an estate, please forward the same to the General Counsel's Office.

General Counsel

RCAB 401(k) Plan Changes and Webinars (7/21)


World Youth Day Lisbon – August 2023

Visit the website for the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima to learn more about the apparition and the shrine itself: To request to be added on future updates for World Youth Day Lisbon email [email protected].

ParishSoft Training  (through 6/29)

Parish Services

RCAB Pension Plan Update/Webinar Announcement


Worship Aids

One-Time Use Full Color Worship Aids
Pilot Printing

Catholic Appeal June Re-Launch

Parish Safety Training (6/23)

Risk Management

Regional Finance & Operations Managers and Business Managers Meetings (through 6/17)

Parish Services

Open Enrollment 2021 (5/10-6/11)

Lay Benefits Open Enrollment Starts May 10. Learn more about the new High Deductible Health Plan option and more.

The Domestic Church Project: Holiness Starts At Home (6/8)

Join Nancy Bandzuch of Catholic Sprouts and The Domestic Church Project as she briefly discusses the new Domestic Church Project platform for parishes.  Learn more at  A recording of a recent similar webinar is available for you to preview at this link.  Find time to meet with Nancy personally at this link.  Register here.

Emergency COVID special collection for the Church in India and Brazil (5/30 or 6/6)

To assist parishes for the upcoming Emergency COVID Special Collection on May 29/30 or June 5/6, an online donation form is available to share with your parishioners:

Housing for Visiting Priests

Canonical Affairs

Year of the Eucharist Lecture Series (6/6+)

Author and theologian Fr. Peter Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D.

Pregnancy Help Resources

Spanish | Portuguese | View Bulletin Announcement | Digital Tools to Add Information to your Website

New RCAB Code of Conduct & Annual Sexual Harassment Policy Distribution

Health and Dental Plan Changes and Rates

Effective July 1, 2021

Talking of Palliative Care | CatholicTV Series (Weekly: Mon/Wed/Thurs)

Watch the Introduction

Scivias: Know the Ways of the LordVocational Discernment Guide

Scivias has 27 five-minute episodes and is primarily intended as a vocational discernment guide. In a new video series from Vocations Boston entitled Scivias, Fr. Michael Zimmerman speaks into the hearts of young people as they navigate the murky waters of faith in modern culture and work to hear God’s voice in their lives. This series of short videos will guide viewers on a journey of discernment so we can know ourselves as God made us to be, discover the unique ways He works through us, and more deeply understand the beauty of the priesthood. 

Adaptive Training (available workshops thru 5/18)

Parish Services 

Forming Leaders for Mission Workshop (5/25 & 6/1)

Call for Healy Award Nominations for 2021 (Due 6/1)

Dear Friends, every year, the Bishop James Augustine Healy Award is given in honor of the first recognized black Catholic bishop in the United States. The Robert L. Ruffin Award is presented in remembrance of a lay Catholic who was very active in the Black Catholic Congress movement during the late 19th century. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to express our gratitude and honor the achievements of inspiring people in our community and the Archdiocese of Boston. Please take a moment to prayerfully consider nominating someone you feel is a strong candidate for the Bishop Healy Award or the Robert L. Ruffin Award which will be presented on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. Please click to read the nomination form with a description of each award. Fill it out and email it back to [email protected] by Tuesday, June 1st. If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. Let us continue to be united in prayer and support of one another during these times.

OCP Grants to Enhance Parish/Campus Ministry Liturgy (Due 5/30)

Divine Worship

Webinar Recording: Social Justice Workshop on Environmental Justice: Common Home—Equity for All”?

Annual Golf Tournament (5/24)

To register, call Kate Folan at 781-899-5500 or visit

Faith Journals from Boomwriter (5/26)

Join us for an introduction to Faith Journals demo and Q&A for Archdiocese of Boston parishes. Faith Journals engage children in a daily and joyful relationship with God. These journals are an online tool for religious educators to accompany children in their spiritual journey through consistent reading, reflection, and writing on the Word of God. Register and receive free demo access in advance at

Many Gifts, One Spirit: Discerning your charisms for missionary discipleship - Virtual Workshop (5/27)

Join us for a prayerful virtual workshop during which we’ll learn more about individual charisms and the importance of discerning and exercising our charisms to fully live out our discipleship, become the people we were made out of love to be, and bear fruit for His mission! See attached flyer for more details. Link to flyer.

Environmental Justice: Our Common Home—Equity for All (5/15)

Keynote Speaker Rev. Mariama will help us celebrate the 5th year Anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical: “Laudato Si” and explore the Environmental dimension of racism and, consider further actions we can take to promote environmental justice and equity for all.

Transformados en el Amor (5/21)

Viernes, 21 de mayo de 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. y Sábado, 22 de Mayo de 9:00 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. descanso para el almuerzo y, después de 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

Este programa será para parejas que hablan español o son bilingües y que están comprometidas en matrimonio. Este taller será realizado por parejas casadas de diferentes parroquias a lo largo de la Arquidiócesis. Inscríbase aquí.

Spring 2021 Regional Adult Confirmations (through 5/23)

Canonical Affairs

Out of State Employment Offers

If you are considering an out of state remote hire, please take a moment to discuss the specifics with one of us in HR before making a final determination.
Human Resources

Central Ministry Tithe/Net Rental Income Tax Abatement Form (Due 5/7)

Parish Services

Parish Safety & Security Webinar (5/10)

Does your parish have a plan to respond to emergencies, such as violent intruders, medical crises, and weather hazards?
Risk Management

Forming Disciples in Mission Workshop (5/11 & 5/18)

First Friday Visits (5/7)

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

AAPI Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross (5/3)

Join us for a Mass with Cardinal Sean O'Malley as we honor and celebrate AAPI (Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander) Heritage Month. In person attendance is limited to 300 people. A livestream will be available. 

UPDATED LINK: Called to be Co-Workers | Reflections on Lay Ministry (5/1)

For several decades and in growing numbers, lay men and women have been undertaking a wide variety of roles in Church ministries. Many of these roles presume a significant degree of preparation, formation, and professional competence.

We hope you will be able to join us for these reflections that illustrate the mission of co-responsibility for the Church today and see how Saint John's Seminary prepares lay leaders for ministry in the Church.  Speakers include Ansel Augustine D.Min, Andreas Widmer MAM '09, and more. Please encourage your parish groups and ministries to attend.

Confirmation | Registration for the Spring 2022 Season is Now Open (Due 4/19)

Register Now

iThirst Spiritual Companion Certification (4/12-6/7)

Provide spiritual consolation and recovery resource information to the afflicted and their families, and you will work with your pastor to develop (or supplement) a recovery ministry that fits the needs of your parish. iTHIRST’s Spiritual Companion program is a 48-hour interactive and engaging virtual training program, enabling you to participate from the comfort of your home.

Child Protection/2nd Step Curriculum for Youth (through 4/28)

Child Advocacy

Risk Management Quarterly

How Fluid Are We? Gender, the Body, and Us (4/20)

We are told that our gender is fluid. How true is this? What is the reality and purpose of our bodies? Is there any truth to "fluidity"? What does any of this have to do with God? Angela Franks will present a theology of the gendered body and discuss the truth and the limits of the idea of "fluidity."

There will be an opportunity for live Q&A with Dr. Angela Franks and other panelists from Saint John's Seminary.

Protecting God's Children Training

Pastoral Outreach & Child Protection |

A Clergy Conversation: Transformed in Love Marriage Preparation (4/15)

Thursday, April 15th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. via Zoom

Priests are invited to join Fr. Paul Soper, Michael Lavigne, and Liz Cotrupi from the Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship to discuss Transformed in Love marriage preparation in the archdiocese. To register, please click here.

Reminder: A Welcome Back Plan For Your Parish (4/12)

Join the team from Prenger Solutions Group as they share creative ideas and walk through a month-by-month plan you can use to engage your parishioners and get families back in the pews. Monday, April 12, at 1 PM.

Register Here

2022 Special Collection Schedule

Bulletin Announcements: English | Spanish

Catholic Appeal Post Launch Bulletin Announcements

FDLC Pastoral Practice considerations for Holy Week:

Please note—these are simply suggestions from a national organization. RCAB Covid-19 guidelines found at always take precedence whenever something conflicting is proposed.

FDLC’s 2021 Lent/Triduum/Easter Liturgy Preparation Guide

Includes Order for the Reception of the Holy Oils and much more. Recall that RCAB Covid-19 guidelines supersede anything to the contrary within.

Holy Week Liturgy Preparation Sheets from the FDLC

TINE Talks (4/10)

Join us for our next TINE Talk, "The Mystery of the Church in the Mirror of the Liturgy," with Fr. Tom Macdonald. 

Chrism Mass Reminders on Holy Oils

Online Study Series: Live the Gospel of Life (3/24+)

In honor of the 25th anniversary of publication, the USCCB Pro Life Secretariat developed a Study Guide and Compendium to assist individuals and groups in studying and reflecting on its significance. The Pro Life Office invites you to join using these materials to read (or perhaps re-read) the Gospel of Life and reflect on its meaning today for you, the Church, and our culture.

Register Here

Pro Life Office

1095-C ACA Tax Forms Frequently Asked Questions

Human Resources

Catholic Health Foundation - Request for Proposal (Due 3/31)

Institutional Advancement

Year of St. Joseph Prayer Cards

Saints Joachim and Anne Prayer Cards

Catholic Media

Child Protection Curriculum to Grade-School Age Children (Feb-April)

Office of Pastoral Support and and Child Protection

Racial Justice Workshop Webinar Recording

A Journey Through ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’: “Call to Love and Action”

A Retreat with Cardinal Sean O'Malley (3/22-3/26)

Prepare your heart for Holy Week by tuning in to a 5-night retreat with Cardinal Seán O’Malley on CatholicTV. Each evening you’ll hear a talk from the Cardinal, meditate on a passage from Scripture, and ponder relevant reflection questions. Join us in prayer as we draw near to the end of our Lenten journey.

TINE Talks (3/20)

Please join us for these upcoming TINE Talks: TINE Talks Haitian-Creole, TINE Talks Español, and TINE Talks Português on Saturday, March 20. Please visit and go to the Tine Talks section for details and to register. 

Reminder | Catholic Men's Conference (3/20)

View detailed flyer here.

"Will they come back after the pandemic? TINE Talks (3/16)

Join Dan Cellucci, CEO of the Catholic Leadership Institute and Fr. Paul Soper, Cabinet Secretary for Evangelization & Discipleship, for TINE Talks as they discuss what the Church will look like after the pandemic, locally and nationally. Tuesday, March 16, at 7 PM.

Register Here

Racial Justice Workshop (3/13)

A Journey Through ‘Open Wide Our Hearts’: “Call to Love and Action”

Register Here

Social Services and Health Care

Forming Disciples in Mission (3/2, 3/3)

The next Forming Disciples in Mission workshop (English) will be happening virtually on March 02 and 03 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM EST. There is also a Forming Leaders for Mission workshop (English) taking place on March 09 and 10 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM EST. Please visit and click on the Workshops tab to register for these workshops or to sign up for other upcoming Forming Disciples in Mission or Forming Leaders for Mission workshops. Registration closes a couple of weeks in advance for these workshops to allow time to mail workbooks to participants, so early registration is highly encouraged.

Catholic Appeal Announcement Weekend

The Catholic Appeal is launching in parishes this weekend. Add the flier to your bulletin on either Announcement Weekend, February 27-28 or Commitment Weekend, March 6-7. For more information, visit the “For Parishes” tab at

Catholic Appeal Bulletin Announcements (through 3/7)

To help launch your Parish campaign

Virtual Lenten Resources

  • Virtual Retreat | Journey with St. Joseph featuring a reflection from Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC Author of Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, and from Bishop Byrne from the Diocese of Springfield.  Register with this link.  Please also promote the retreat in your parish with this link:
  • Weekly Lenten Reflections from Saint John's Seminary, Register here

3ABC Form (Due 3/1)

Fillable PDF Form
Fillable XLS, Page 3 - After clicking on this link- please check the 'Download' folder on your computer for the Excel file.

Transformados En El Amor Zoom (2/26-2/27)

Este programa será para parejas que hablan español o son bilingües y que están comprometidas en matrimonio. Este taller será realizado por parejas casadas de diferentes parroquias a lo largo de la Arquidiócesis.¡Inscríbase ahora!

Viernes, 26 de Febrero de 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Y Sábado, 27 de Febrero de 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. descanso para el almuerzo y, después de 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
Contact: Liz Cotrupi a [email protected] or Para español – Hna. Elsa Narvaez Rodriguez [email protected] 

Parish Guide to Celebrating the Rite of Election on 2/21

Divine Worship

Alert Regarding W-2 Phishing Scam

Benefits Office

Discernment Retreat (2/19)

Vocation Office


Catechumens and Candidates Virtual Gathering with Cardinal O'Malley (2/21)

Divine Worship

After Divorce: Healing From the Inside Out (2/10)

A virtual seminar with author, Rose Sweet | February 10, 2021  |  7:00 - 9:00 PM
To register for this complimentary event, click 
Are you newly divorced? Maybe it’s been a while and you’re still struggling. Regardless, when the trauma of divorce hits, or its residual pain lingers for years, true healing must begin deep within. The ministry of Family Life & Ecclesial Movements of the Archdiocese of Boston will host a seminar in support of Catholics who are experiencing divorce or separation. Rose Sweet, host of the Ascension Press program, Surviving Divorce, will guide participants into that place in the heart where fears, and anxieties, hopes and dreams co-exist. Drawing from the healing touch of Christ, you’ll learn four simple steps to breaking free and living that abundant life for which you were made! Join us for this special event, featuring prayer, a personal witness testimony on overcoming the pain of divorce, Rose’s keynote address, and Q&A following the presentation.
Evangelization and Discipleship



Virtual Events Hosted by Family Life & Ecclesial Movements. For the complete flyer with additional resources for married couples at your parish


  • Saturday, Feb. 13th| 8-9:30 PM | Zoom - 
  • Put the kids to bed if you have them, light a candle, get a pint of your favorite beverage, and paint! Join Kathleen and Mike Habeeb as they help us create an image of the Holy Family. There’s no cost for the lesson, but you will need to secure a few supplies from Walmart, Target, Michaels, Hobby Lobby, etc. such as: red, yellow, blue, black, and white acrylic paints; a painters palette or piece of cardboard for color mixing; a cup of water; canvas (approx. 9" x 12"); a pencil; and a small package of assorted brushes (available at any craft store for short money). 

  • Monday, Feb. 8th | 8-9:00 PM  | Facebook live - 
  • Raising 8’s - Michael and Lori Lavigne have been married almost 17 years and have 8 children. The grace available through the Sacrament of Marriage has helped them through the good and the bad. Join them as they talk honestly about marriage and the importance of sacramental grace. 

  • Tuesday, Feb. 9th | 7:30-9:00 PM | Zoom - 
  • Dr. Greg Kolodziejczak is an accomplished clinical psychologist in Cambridge who will provide listeners with tools to improve their communication and conflict resolution skills, especially while we’re so lockdown. Activity and Q & A will be included. 

  • Thursday, Feb. 11th | 8-9:30 PM | Zoom - 
  • Amber Ezeani is a wife, mom of four, podcaster, and national, Catholic speaker. While not a financial expert by industry standards, she and her husband have worked hard to hone certain practical applications that helped them move from debt to financial stability. Learn the 4 steps they used to successfully manage their finances and achieve their goals. 

  • Jueves, 11 de Febrero | 7-8:00 PM | Zoom – 
  • El Diácono Franklin Mejía y su esposa, Wendy, de la iglesia de los Sagrados Corazones en Malden, hablaran sobre por qué las parejas que están casadas por lo civil, deberían considerar casarse por la iglesia. Aprenda cuál es la diferencia y por qué es importante para su fe y su familia.

Share Your Resources With Us: Bereavement/Loss/Grief Resources

Due to all the loved ones we have lost this past year to Covid-19, The Office of Chaplaincy Programs would like to reach out to all the Parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston to request current bereavement/loss/grief support groups and/or resources. This information will be compiled by Region and shared on our bereavement website as well as in the Weekly Mailing. The list will be updated on our website when we are notified of changes. Please send your Parish information to Karen Farrell at [email protected].

From the Office of Chaplaincy Programs

Forming Grateful Disciples (2/10)

A webinar for Pastors, Parish Staff, and Council Members

World Day of the Sick (2/11)

Thank you for the wonderful work you do for the sick, may you be blessed in a special way on this “World Day Of the Sick”.
Mask Prayer
Message from the Vatican

Finance & Operations Certificate Program & Recertification Program  (Applications Due 1/29)

Disciples in Mission

First Friday Virtual Visit (2/5)

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

Recent Payroll/Benefits Instructions and Recorded Webinars

Benefits Office

Clergy: COVID Travel Caution

Clergy are responsible for complying with requirements of the destination state or country, in addition to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, upon return.  
Vicar General's Office

New Code of Conduct

Vicar General's Office

Reminder: Minimum Wage Increase

Beginning on January 1, 2021, the Massachusetts minimum wage will increase from $12.75 per hour to 13.50 per hour.
Human Resources

IRS Standard Mileage Rate Change (1/1)


2021 Special Collection Schedule

Vicar General

Risk Management Quarterly

COVID-19 Reminders, Fire Prevention, Frozen Pipe Prevention, FEMA Public Assistance Update

Catholic Appeal Training (1/26, 1/27)

Sign up to learn more about launching a safe campaign.
Institutional Advancement

UPDATED: Holy Hour for Life

Memo | Spanish Translation
Pro Life Office and the Office for Permanent Diaconate

Seminar for Non-Profit Leaders (1/27)

Seminar for non-profit leaders and Board members as they guide their organizations through the COVID crisis featuring a keynote by Professor Dutch Leonard from Harvard Business School who will help us reflect on what conditions led to rapid innovations during COVID and how we can sustain the conditions for the long term.
More information about the seminar can be found here or you can register by clicking here
Catholic Charities

Word of Life: January 2021

Spanish Translation
Pro Life Office

TINE Workshops (1/20+)

The next Forming Disciples in Mission workshop will be happening virtually on Jan. 20 and 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM EST. Please visit and click on the Workshops tab to register for this workshop or to sign up for other upcoming Forming Disciples in Mission or Forming Leaders for Mission workshops. Registration closes a couple of weeks in advance for these workshops to allow time to mail workbooks to participants, so early registration is highly encouraged.

Pandemic Offertory: A Webinar for Pastors, Parish Staff, and Council Members (1/14)

Nationally, parish offertory is down 20-30% compared to last year.  Join us as we hear from pastors about what parishes are doing where offertory is holding steady or increasing compared to last year!  These parishes have worked to form stronger community with their parishioners, sought new ways to reach their parishioners, and continued pastoral care creatively yet safely.  Learn more on Thursday January 14 2021 from 3:00 to 4:30 PM.  Register at  Hear from our guest pastors: Fr. Carlos Flor, Fr. Chris Wallace, Fr. James DiPerri, Fr. James Hickey, and Fr. Matt Williams with our hosts, Deacon Mike Curren and Tom Lyman.
Evangelization and Discipleship

Epiphany Proclamation (1/3)

The Office of Divine Worship is pleased to share once again the Announcement of the Moveable Feasts for the 2021 Liturgical Year, set to music with 2021’s dates, to be chanted by a Deacon, Presider, or Cantor after the proclamation of the Gospel at Epiphany Masses (1/3/21). We hope you can include this Roman Missal option that adds great beauty to the liturgy. Offered in English and Spanish.
Divine Worship

ParishSOFT End-of-Year Webinars (1/6)

Parish Services

Liturgy Preparation Aid For the Seasons of Advent and Christmas

Please note that among recommendations made in these guides, only those in accord with RCAB COVID-19 Guidelines are permitted in the Archdiocese of Boston this year.
Spanish Translation Available
Divine Worship

Fiat (12/16)

Fiat, a gathering of women interested in learning more about religious life, cordially invites you to the next meeting on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (ET) on Zoom.  The topic will be “An Advent Reflection on Mary.” If you are interested, please contact Sr. Marian Batho, CSJ at [email protected] or 617-746-2025 for more information and the link to the meeting.

Let Your Voice Be Heard – Again

“Say No to ROE”

The state legislature has extended the session until January 5th, 2021. Please remind the members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary that you oppose the expansion of abortion in Massachusetts. Please call the Committee at 617-722-2396 and let them know you are opposed to H3320 and S1209 – the ROE legislation. Every telephone call helps!

Remember these bills would remove:

  • The requirement that young girls obtain consent before an abortion
  • The requirement that efforts be made to save a living baby who survives abortion
  • The requirement that late term abortions be performed in hospitals
  • The bills would allow abortion on demand for all nine months of pregnancy.

For more information about how the ROE legislation would expand abortion in Massachusetts visit

Thanksgiving and Christmas Week Payroll Timing Changes Needed

Due to Christmas falling on a pay date this year, you must pay one day early.
Human Resources

Weekly Advent Reflections from Saint John's Seminary

Sign up to receive a weekly Advent reflection from Saint John's Seminary!

Advent "Virtual Mini Retreat": Mary's Advent- Confinement, Uncertainty & Hope

Presented by Sr. Margaret (Meg) Guider in lieu of the annual Advent Mass and Breakfast Forum
Pro Life Office & Women Affirming Life

Spring Registration Now Open!

Register for the Spring Semester at Saint John's Seminary:

Annual HIRD Disclosure Information – Deadline is December 15


The Pilot Special Edition: Order Form for Cardinal Sean's 50th Anniversary of Ordination

Did you Miss the Social Justice Convocation on November 7th 

This year’s theme was Racial Justice—What Can You Do? View the Recording Online. You won’t want to miss it!
The 2020 Social Justice Convocation featured Cardinal Sean O’Malley celebrating a special Mass, keynote speakers Rev. Oscar Pratt and Dr. Jeannine Hill Fletcher, and discussion on how YOU can take action. 

Official Catholic Directory Annual Update (12/14)

General Counsel

Clergy Taxes Webinar (12/15)

Registration Required

Appeal Abatement Form (12/7)

Parishes below assessment should submit before December 7th.

First Friday Virtual Visits (12/4)

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

Benefits Office Webinars: Year-End Topics (12/9)

The Archdiocese of Boston Benefits Office is offering several free webinars in November and December to review important payroll and benefits year-end topics, such as a “head’s up” that Friday, December 25 is a common pay date (plan ahead to pay on December 24!).

Register Here for one of following webinars on Paying Christmas Bonuses – Complying with IRS and 401(k) Plan Rules:
Thursday, December 3 @ 2:00 PM | Wednesday, December 9 @ 11:00 AM

Contact any Benefits Office staff at (617) 746-5640 or Prime Pay at (888) 697-0021 if you need assistance.

New Rite of Baptism of Children (12/9)

This free webinar (with Rita Thiron of the FDLC), Weds. 12/9, will be especially applicable to priests, deacons and pastoral staff. The FDLC offers weekly free Wednesday webinars on the Liturgical Books. Register to listen in live, or to access the recordings later. 

Archdiocese of Boston 401(k) Plan Required Annual Safe Harbor Notice

Benefits Office

COVID-19 Webinar for Boston Priests (11/30)

  • What is the latest in the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • What is happening in the production of a vaccine?
  • Review of how to administer the Sacrament of the Sick to Covid patients.
  • Do we need to reestablish a Covid Priest Response team?
  • Your questions about anything to do with the virus and ministry.

Notices of Unemployment Claims May Be Fraudulent

Be aware of a national unemployment fraud scheme, as reported by the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance. If you receive a form from the Massachusetts DUA, stating that one of your employees (terminated or active) has applied for unemployment – First, you should contact the employee and ask if they filed an unemployment claim. More details in the link to the HR Memo.
Human Resources

TINE Certificates Update

Quick update on TINE's Certificates in Theology and Certificate in Evangelization: We are postponing the start of these two certificate courses to begin January 2021! Please visit for more information and register. This is a great opportunity for catechists, faith formation coordinators, Catholic school teachers, Catholic parents, and all disciples to go deeper in your Catholic faith!

Prime Pay Outage (November 20-22) and New Web Address and Dashboard Look (11/23)

Benefits Office

Recognizing a Physician or Allied Health Professional (Due 12/15)

Deadline Extended to December 15th
The Guild of Saint Luke

Confirmation: Registration for the Fall 2021 Season is Now Open (Due 11/23)

Registration Memo
Office of Canonical Affairs 

Collection for the Retired Sisters of the Archdiocese (11/21)

On November 21/22, parishes across the Archdiocese will hold the annual special collection for the Retired Sisters of the Archdiocese. 

Risk Management Quarterly Newsletter: Fall 2020

How COVID-19 is Spread | Cold Weather Preparation | Flu Prevention: Time to Get Vaccinated

Planned Giving Webinars (11/18)

For parishioners interested in learning how a planned gift supports the future of their parish
Supporting the Future of Your Parish through a Planned Gift
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 1-2 p.m.
Institutional Advancement

Year of the Eucharist with your Regional Bishop (11/17+)

Year of the Eucharist Coordinators and Missionaries are invited to virtually connect with their regional bishop or episcopal vicar. Learn what inspires them about the Eucharist, ask questions, and hear how a “cloud of witnesses” are “living” out their Eucharistic faith. Each coordinator/missionary is encouraged to invite one person as a way of engaging in the three "Ps" of being a missionary - Pray, Participate, and Promote. Not a Eucharistic Missionary yet? No problem, email [email protected] to join up. These events will run from 7-8:00 PM on the dates listed below featuring the following: 

Nov. 17: Most Rev. Mark O'Connell, Regional Bishop for the North Region. Register here. 
Nov. 23: Very Rev. Brian McHugh, Episcopal Vicar for the Central Region. Register here. 
Nov. 30: Most Rev. Robert Hennessey, Regional Bishop for the Merrimack Region. Register here. 
Dec. 10: Most Rev. Robert Reed, Regional Bishop for the West Region. Register here. 
Dec. 14: Very Rev. Robert Connors, Episcopal Vicar for the South Region. Register here. 

All Souls Memorial Free Virtual Event with Bishop Tobin (11/14)

Saint John's Seminary is celebrating 20 years of Lay Formation.  Join them for a virtual event on November 14 which explores the Catholic Tradition of praying for the dead and hear from speakers such as Bishop Tobin.  Learn more about the Lay Formation Programs and its fruits as you listen to seminary faculty and alumni.

Benefits Office Webinars: Year-End Topics (11/16+)

The Archdiocese of Boston Benefits Office is offering several free webinars in November and December to review important payroll and benefits year-end topics, such as a “head’s up” that Friday, December 25 is a common pay date (plan ahead to pay on December 24!).

Register Here for one of the Year-End Reminder sessions below:
Monday, November 16 @ 2:00 PM | Thursday, November 19 @ 11:00 AM | Friday, December 4 @ 11:00 am | Thursday, December 6 @ 2:00 PM | Tuesday, December 15 @ 11:00 AM

Bishop James Augustine Healy Virtual Celebration (11/14)

The Annual Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Ceremony will be held virtually this year. The event will take place on Saturday, November 14th, 2020 at 6:30 PM EST via Zoom. Gloria Purvis, from EWTN’s Morning Glory Show will be this year’s guest speaker. Please register here, and see the attached flyer for more details. Please also consider donating to this year’s Bishop Healy Virtual Celebration. Donations can be made via this link Supporters can also text Healy to (202) 858-1233, or scan the attached QR code. Your support and prayers are greatly appreciated! Evangelization and Discipleship

Clergy Panel Discussion: Resiliency (11/19)

Is God Calling You to Grow During this Time… Really?
Clergy Health and Retirement Trust

Certificate in Catholic Theology (11/14)

The Institute for the New Evangelization (TINE) is offering a Certificate in Catholic Theology for its' second year. This course is taught by seasoned theologians, priests, and practitioners, providing a solid theological framework for catechists, Catholic school teachers, parish volunteers, parents, and disciples. Classes meet one Saturday a month, beginning November 14. All classes will be virtual. To register, visit  
The Institute for the New Evangelization (TINE)

Certificate in Catholic Evangelization (11/14)

TINE is also offering a Certificate in Catholic Evangelization—a great opportunity for Catholics to go deeper in their own discipleship and equip them to form other disciples in their parishes, schools, and families. Classes meet one Saturday a month, beginning November 14. All classes will be virtual. Visit to sign up! 

New Faith Formation Leader Workshop (11/12)

The Office of Lifelong Faith Formation & Parish Support invites all new parish catechetical leaders in the Archdiocese of Boston (including but not limited to children's ministry, youth ministry, and adult faith formation) to spend a day in conversation with our team.  We will discuss RCAB offices, initiatives, resources, and best practices relevant to parish work and have time for networking with other leaders. Register for this virtual gathering at this link. For more information contact Patrick Krisak at [email protected] or 617-746-5753.

Reminder | Virtual Archdiocesan Social Justice Convocation (11/7)

REGISTER HERE! Racial Justice - What Can We Do?

  • Mass, concelebrated by Cardinal Sean O’Malley (Homilist) and Rev. Oscar Pratt, Pastor, Saint Katherine Drexel Roxbury
  • Keynote Speech by Rev. Oscar Pratt with Keynote Response from Dr. Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Professor of Theology at Fordham
  • Suggested Actions and Examples for Parishes to promote Racial Justice and Resources to enable them
  • Preview of Ongoing Events during the year and beyond, sponsored by the Archdiocesan Social Justice Ministry

Social Services and Healthcare Secretariat

2020 Catholic Appeal


Today we wish to recognize those who have made a gift or pledge to the 2020 Catholic Appeal.  Especially during these challenging times, your participation is greatly appreciated.  Thank you

If you have not yet given, it is not too late.  We recognize that many of you may be navigating your own financial challenges but ask for your prayerful consideration of a gift to the 2020 Catholic Appeal at whatever level is comfortable for you.  If you have not received a Catholic Appeal letter or email request, donations can be made on line at

Remember that when our Parish exceeds it’s goal, a percentage of any additional funds received is returned for use in our Parish.  When each of our individual gifts are combined with the gifts of thousands of other parishioners throughout the Archdiocese, each contributor makes a very real difference in the ability of the Archdiocese to provide ministries and services.

This is our Church. Thank you again for your support.



I am pleased to share that even during these difficult times, PARISH NAME has raised $X toward our 2020 Catholic Appeal goal of $X. Our heartfelt thanks to all who have helped make our campaign a success so far.  Whether you are attending Mass in person or watching from home, I invite you to join me in supporting the Catholic Appeal.   We recognize that many of you may be navigating your own financial challenges but ask for your prayerful consideration of a gift to the 2020 Catholic Appeal at whatever level is comfortable for you.  If you have not received a Catholic Appeal letter or email request, donations can be made on line at

Every gift, regardless of the size, is meaningful and can make an impact. Your participation in our parish Appeal is very much appreciated by our parish and the thousands that are served through the Archdiocesan Central Ministries.

This is our Church and when you support the Appeal, you support us!



The 2020 Catholic Appeal campaign is well underway at PARISH NAME.  Together, we have raised $X toward our parish goal of $X. Our heartfelt thanks to all who have participated, especially during this difficult year.  Your generosity will benefit hundreds of pastoral, charitable, and educational programs at work within the Archdiocese of Boston, and at PARISH NAME.

We recognize that many of you may be navigating your own financial challenges but ask for your prayerful consideration of a gift to the 2020 Catholic Appeal at whatever level is comfortable for you.  Every gift, regardless of the size, is meaningful and can make an impact.    If you have not received a Catholic Appeal letter or email request, donations can be made on line at   Your participation in our parish Appeal is very much appreciated by our parish and the thousands that are served through the Archdiocesan Central Ministries.

This is our Church and when you support the Appeal, you support us!



Congratulations! Even during these most challenging times, PARISH NAME has surpassed its 2020 Catholic Appeal goal of $X. I am truly grateful to the parishioners and families that helped us reach our goal. The Catholic Appeal provides critical funding to hundreds of pastoral, charitable, and educational programs that impact tens of thousands throughout our Archdiocese. Every gift, regardless of the size, is meaningful and can make an impact.

Thank you!  This is our Church and when you support the Appeal, you support us!



Due to the shutdown of Churches for COVID-19, parishes were unable to launch the 2020 Catholic Appeal this past March with an in-pew presentation. However, as the work of our Church has continued amidst the pandemic, the more than 50 ministries funded by the Catholic Appeal are in need now more than ever. The success of the Appeal is vital in funding the ministries that provide assistance to our parishes, schools, and communities in a variety of ways. Please consider making your gift to the 2020 Catholic Appeal in one of the following ways:

  • If you received a letter or email, respond using the pledge card or donation options. 
  • Visit to give online

Every gift, regardless of the size, is meaningful and can make an impact. Your participation in our parish Appeal is very much appreciated by our parish and the thousands that are served through the Archdiocesan Central Ministries. This is our Church and when you support the Appeal, you support us!

Month of Remembrance at Saint John's Seminary

Share in our Seminary tradition this All Souls Day.
Saint John's Seminary, we continue our tradition of praying for the repose of the faithful departed. As the season of autumn unfolds, we invite you to submit the names of your departed loved ones using the link above. Their names will be inscribed in the Book of Remembrance, which will be placed in our seminary chapel. It is our joy to remember these special souls at Mass, during morning and evening prayer, and at daily Eucharistic Adoration.

Respect Life Month: New Website to Encourage Catholics to be Part of the Church’s Pro-Life Ministries

“Life is sacred. Life is a mystery. Life must be protected, nurtured, respected. The Gospel of Life is the centerpiece of the Church’s social teaching…It is our task to witness to the truth that love, compassion and solidarity can build a just society that will be safer for the poor, the unborn and those on the periphery.”                                                                            
+Seán Cardinal O’Malley, OFM Cap
Pro-Life Homily - 1/23/20

Link to Parish Resources

Political Activities

Reminder about limitations on political activities that may be conducted by non-profit entities
General Counsel | Link to USCCB Guidelines

Catholic Appeal

Bulletin announcements to help close your parish campaign are available.
Institutional Advancement

Theological, Canonical, And Pastoral Engagement with Disability (11/2, 11/4)

A virtual workshop to engage our brothers and sisters in Christ with disabilities and the Deaf through practical, hands-on application of the revised Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Persons with Disabilities (USCCB).
Register here for the Nov. 2nd workshop for faith formation leaders, catechists, and parents.
Register here for the Nov. 4th workshop for clergy and pastoral associates. 
Evangelization and Discipleship

Time Off to Vote (11/3)

Human Resources

TINE Year of the Eucharist Speakers Series (10/29)

The Institute for the New Evangelization is hosting a virtual Year of the Eucharist Speakers Series. Our first talk will be held October 29, 2020 at 7 PM with Julianne Stanz, Director of Parish Life and Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay. Please register for these virtual talks.

Faith Formation: How's It Going? (10/28)

  • Wednesday, October 28, 1:00pm
  • With Patrick Krisak and Melissa Kalpakgian
  • Register here.
  • Patrick and Melissa will discuss what they are hearing from parish leaders about the start of parish faith formation programming this fall and ask for contributions and questions from attendees on this topic.

Upcoming Webinars.  More information at and

Parish Information Technology: Support Services Initiative

Information Technology

Outdoor Masses

We have received a number of requests for a listing of Masses taking place outdoors across the archdiocese.  If your parish is regularly holding Mass outdoors please e-mail us at [email protected] with the location, date, and time. We will create a listing at similar to the livestream Mass listing at

Order Form | Cardinal Sean Celebrated 50th Anniversary of Ordination: Special Edition

Catholic Media

Created for Love Training via Zoom (10/14)

For Parish Faith Formation Leaders and Catechists
A foundational moral theology curriculum mandated for all Catholic school students and parish faith formation students in Grades 6-8 throughout the Archdiocese of Boston to satisfy the required child safety standards set forth by the USCCB as well as the required chastity, respect life, vocation and morality curriculum set forth by Cardinal Séan O’Malley.

Upcoming training dates are listed below along with registration links for middle school religion teachers and school leaders! More information about CFL can be found HERE or by contacting [email protected]

Wed. 10/14/20: 6:30pm-8:00pm REGISTER HERE!

Catholic Schools Office

Free Video Library on Topics of Grief

A Collection of 13 full-length videos on topics that cover many challenges such as loss, bereavement, loneliness and stress.
Office of Chaplaincy

iThirst Spiritual Companion (10/14+)

Provide spiritual consolation and recovery resource information to the afflicted and their families.
Opioid Taskforce |

Project Nazareth

What do you think of when you ponder the holy family living in their little house in Nazareth? Joy, peace, laughter? What about the strength to bear the hardships of living in turbulent times and the sorrows of life? Just as God gave the grace for Joseph and Mary to raise Jesus in daily ordinary life, so too has He given you the grace to raise your children. Now available via sign-up at

  • The Sacred Mysteries Series in English for October through December 2020; a weekly, lectionary-based curriculum for families and parishes.
  • The Parish Guide which explains the theory of Project Nazareth and provides helpful ideas and thoughts on the implementation of Project Nazareth.
  • The Parent Guide to help parents understand how to use Project Nazareth, the different series, and the weekly toolkits; the Parent Guide is available here/attached for you to preview.
  • The Prayer Guide which helps families learn basic Catholic prayers, teaches them new ones, and gives ideas of how to pray throughout the day as a family.

Please consider sharing Project Nazareth with families in your parish, whether or not you choose to use Project Nazareth in your parish faith formation plans. More information can be found here.
Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship


Annual Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour (10/7)

World Apostolate of Fatima Boston Virtual 15th Annual Children’s Eucharistic Holy HourOctober 7, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:00pm. This year’s Children’s Eucharistic Holy Hour and Holy Rosary for World Peace will be live-streamed so all children, teachers, parents and families are able to pray together from the safety and comfort of their classroom or home. Included here is a brief promo video which will help give the children a basic understanding of the message of Fatima and Our Lady’s call to pray the rosary daily! Pre-Register here to pray with us on Wednesday, October 7th, the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary! Each registrant will receive a digital copy of the Holy Hour program so you can follow along in your classroom or home. The livestream link will be included on the confirmation page upon completion of the registration. For event questions, please contact Judi Scherban at: [email protected]  or Fr. Ed Riley at Rev. [email protected].

Adapting Project Nazareth for Persons with Disabilities (10/7)

  • Wednesday, October 7, 7:30pm
  • With Kathryn Griffin
  • Register here.
  • Kathryn will discuss how Project Nazareth can be used for children with disabilities.  It is for both parents and parish leaders.

Live-Streamed Masses

Is your parish listed correctly? We are trying to maintain a comprehensive list of the Masses live streamed to help the faithful celebrate Mass virtually. If you know of a Parish that is not listed below or have any updated information, please email [email protected]  or call 617-746-5761 to help us keep this list up-to-date. 

Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship

A Catholic Approach to Palliative Care (9/28+)

Video series covers the Catholic Church’s approach to and teaching about palliative care and the issues facing the seriously ill and dying and their families.
Secretariat for Social Services and Health Care

Vote For Our Cathedral (through 10/15)

Help Us Make the Cathedral Boston’s Fan Favorite! Next month the Cathedral of the Holy Cross will be given a prestigious Preservation Award by the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA) for its recently completed historic renovation. In addition, as part of BPA’s annual Preservation Awards, is their Award for Fan Favorite. The project with the most votes on October 15 will take home the award and bragging rights as Boston's favorite preservation project. We encourage you to vote for our Cathedral!  You may vote once a day until October 15. Follow this link to the voting page. 
Institutional Advancement

Annual CORI for Clergy (Due 9/30)

Office of Background Screening

Schools are Safely Opening with In-Person Instruction

54 elementary schools and 8 high schools are opening for live instruction five days per week. Learn more about these schools and others at:

Catholic Schools Office |

12th Annual Celebration of the Priesthood: Virtual Gala (9/29)

The Celebration of the Priesthood Virtual Gala is less than two weeks away!
Register now for the 2020 Celebration of the Priesthood Virtual Gala! With your complimentary registration, you will have the chance to virtually join an evening full of special guests and inspirational stories, as well as the opportunity to win: A private tour of the newly renovated Cathedral of the Holy Cross | An invitation to join a virtual live Q&A with General Joe Dunford (this year’s keynote speaker) | An invitation to talk hockey virtually with NHL Florida Panthers star Brian Boyle.

Every email that is registered gets entered into the raffle, so if you are going to be watching with your family and friends, make sure each person registers separately for their chance to win! Don’t miss out! Register now!
Clergy Health and Retirement Trust | 

New Hire Orientation Webinars (9/16+)

Benefits Office | Register for Webinar Here

Online Open House: Saint John's Seminary Lay Formation Program

Offer two fully accredited graduate degree programs in Catholic theology; Fall '20 semester begins September 1st
Saint John's Seminary | Print | Video from Rector

Home School Ministry

With the advent of COVID-19 and the uncertainty of the upcoming school year, many parents are discerning whether to switch to homeschooling. Visit the Home School Ministry page for resources to aid the discernment process.
Evangelization and Discipleship | Bulletin Announcement

Saint John's Seminary Putting Challenge

Film yourself taking the Saint John’s Seminary Putting Challenge by stating which challenge you accept.
Donate and receive a gift (while supplies last)
@SJSBoston #SJSPuttingChallenge

CRS in Lebanon: Special Request for Support

Catholic Relief Services |

28th Annual Golf Tournament (8/31)

Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary | Print

Catholic Appeal August Parish Campaign

Resources and materials to help close your Catholic Appeal parish campaign in the month of August can be found at
Institutional Advancement

Insurance Program Renewal

Office of Risk Management |

Risk Management Quarterly Newsletter

Topics: Videoconferencing Solutions, Playground Safety and COVID-19, Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidelines
Office of Risk Management | Risk Management Site | [email protected]


Human Resources | Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act

Live Streaming Best Practices

Evangelization and Discipleship

Information Technology Concerns in Response to Covid-19

Information Technology

Special Collection Schedule for 2021

Vicar General

Microsoft Office365
Purchase DELL computers using our New Portal

IT and Parish Services

Parish Information Technology: Support Services Initiative

Information Technology