Parish and Clergy Updates

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

NEW ITEM

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.


RECENT MESSAGES

from the Communications and Public Affairs Secretariat


BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS


EVENTS

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

Watch the Introduction

 

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.

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.

First Friday Visits (5/7)

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

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

Annual Golf Tournament (5/24)

The 29th Annual Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 24th, at The Weston Golf Club.  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 boxed lunch, 18 holes of golf with cart, hole in one prizes and a seminary themed gift. To register, call Kate Folan at 781-899-5500 or visit www.psjs.edu

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.


RESOURCES

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

Register Now

 

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

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

Risk Management Quarterly

Central Ministry Tithe/Net Rental Income Tax Abatement Form

Parish Services

Parish and School Budget Guide FY22

Parish Services

New RCAB Code of Conduct & Annual Sexual Harassment Policy Distribution

Health and Dental Plan Changes and Rates

Effective July 1, 2021


ONGOING PROGRAMS OFFERED BY CENTRAL MINISTRIES

Adaptive Training (available workshops thru 4/20)

Parish Services 

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

Child Advocacy

ParishSoft Training  (through 5/13)

Parish Services

 

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

Parish Services

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 https://www.bostoncatholic.org/lffps/ffmd/faith-formation-meetings. If you have any questions, please reach out to the contact for your region.

Transformed in Love

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.
Evangelization and Discipleship |

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