Parish and Clergy Updates

INDEX: New Items | Bulletin Announcements | RECENT MESSAGESEvents | Resources | Ongoing Programs


Parish Safety and Security Webinar (10/27)

Confirmation: Registration for the Fall 2022 Season is Now Open (Due 11/1)

Upcoming Vocation Activities

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

St. Andrew Dinner (11/9)



October: Respect Life Month Resources

Spanish Translation
Pro Life Office

October: Health and Wellness Newsletter

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

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



Fall Adult Confirmations (10/25, 11/22)

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!

Mental Health Awareness: A Workshop Series with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Greg Kolodziejczak (11/4)

Join Dr. Greg Kolodziejczak for a three-part mental health awareness series taking place from 7:00-8:30 PM on Sept. 16, Oct. 14, and Nov. 4. Workshops held at the Pastoral Center in Braintree or via Zoom. See links below for more information and to register. Hosted by Family Life.

  1. Thursday, Nov. 4: “Specific Mental Health Disorders and Our Christian Response.” - Register here -

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.

Growth Through Grief Retreat for Fathers (11/6)

A Day of Retreat for Fathers Experiencing the Loss of a Child to Substance Use

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

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.

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.

Growth Through Grief Retreat for Mothers (11/19)

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

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

Eucharistic Congress (6/18/22)

SAVE THE DATE. Archdiocese of Boston Eucharistic Congress – JESUS IS HERE! With Cardinal Sean, Bishop Barron, Bishop Flores, Jackie & Bobby Angel, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers. Music by Village Lights. More information coming in September! 


Reminder: Signature Drive Policy

Cardinal's Office and Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Video Grief Support Resources


CYO Basketball Update

Payroll Shipping Fees Increasing 9/6

Regional Finance and Operations Managers and Business Managers Meetings FY 2022

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

FY2022 Parish Administrative Calendar

FY2021 Year-End Questionnaire (Due 8/10)



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

Parish Created for Love Update

The mandate to implement the Created for Love safe environment curriculum for 6th through 8th graders continues:  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). 

Grateful Discipleship Program

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

Protecting God's Children for Adults Online Training

Register Here 

Transformed in Love

Transformed in Love marriage preparation is the sole marriage preparation program for the Archdiocese. If you are engaged, please visit for "We're Engaged, Now What?"
View upcoming sessions here.
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ParishSoft Training

Microsoft Office365

Purchase DELL computers using our New Portal

Information Technology and Parish Services

Digital Tools for Parishes: Online Giving and E-Mail Solution

Communications and Public Affairs, Digital Office