Parish and Clergy Updates
INDEX: New Items | Bulletin Announcements | RECENT MESSAGES | Events | Resources | Ongoing Programs
A new podcast to help men discerning the call to priesthood and for those supporting a discerner’s journey. Msgr. William Fay will explore questions that men may encounter when considering a call to serve God as a priest. Themes will include discernment, family life, admission to the Seminary, seminary life, personal struggles, getting back to studies and financial concerns, to name a few.
Post Open Enrollment Deduction Review Webinars (through 6/29)
James Parker-Ashley Fitness Class, Thursday, June 30th @ 6pm
Safe Environment Audit Form (Due 7/1)
Office of Pastoral Support and Child Protection
On the 27th of each month, join us in reciting a prayer for the continued success of Saint John's Seminary.
Topic: New aspect of the penal law of the Church and its implications for the ministry of priests and deacons.
The Global Refugee Crisis (10/22)
Annual Social Justice Convocation—Save THIS date! What can YOU do to heal the pain and build a better future?
Vicar General's Office
Faith Formation Leader Mentor Program
The faith formation mentoring program provides a great opportunity for leaders throughout our archdiocese to share knowledge, broaden and strengthen relationships, and support and encourage one another in ministry. We provide information on expectations for the program and suggested conversation topics and host fun leadership forums at the midpoint and end of the yearlong program. If you are interested in having a mentor or know someone who is, please contact Patrick Krisak at [email protected] or 617-746-5753 or Rosemary Maffei at [email protected] or 617-746-5760.
Forming Disciples in Mission
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. 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. More information, including 2021-2022 dates and times and registration, available at tinecatholic.com
Parish Created for Love Update
The mandate to implement the Created for Love safe environment curriculum for 6th through 8th graders continues: https://www.csoboston.org/about/CFL. Colleen Donohoe, in the Catholic Schools Office, remains responsible for the implementation of this curriculum in archdiocesan schools. The Secretariat for Evangelization & Discipleship and the Office of Pastoral Support and Child Protection are now responsible for the implementation of this curriculum in archdiocesan parishes.
These two departments are jointly working on updating this curriculum for parishes and will provide more information in the months ahead. We will provide updated child and family materials, a leader guide, and translations of the material in other languages. If you have any questions about parish implementation please contact Patrick Krisak ([email protected] or 617-746-5753) or Chris Donoghue ([email protected] or 617-746-5770).
A Program for parishes that encourages parishioners to make a yearly commitment. Impacts including seeing immediate increases in commitments of prayer, service and sharing. Planning and implementation of this Program is provided to parishes at no cost in 2021.
Parish Financial Services and Parish Evangelization Team
Transformed in Love marriage preparation is the sole marriage preparation program for the Archdiocese. If you are engaged, please visit https://www.bostoncatholic.org/familylife/engagedcouples for "We're Engaged, Now What?"
View upcoming sessions here.
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Information Technology and Parish Services
Communications and Public Affairs, Digital Office