Parish and Clergy Updates
INDEX: New Items | Bulletin Announcements | RECENT MESSAGES | Events | Resources | Ongoing Programs
#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.
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
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
Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 | 9:00AM - 12:30PM | Pastoral Center, Braintree
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 bit.ly/VirtualRosary2021 or visit bostoncatholic.org/nfp for more information.
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 bit.ly/MethodMatch2021 or visit bostoncatholic.org/nfp for more information.
Re-opening and Renewing the Liturgy with Excellence: Resources for Parish Worship (7/28, 8/25)
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!
- Weds. 7/28 1:30-2:30pm: Source and Summit: Elevate the Liturgy in Your Parish
- Weds. 8/25 1:30-2:45pm: The St. Michael Hymnal, 5th Edition
from the Communications and Public Affairs Secretariat
July 22, 2021: THE PLANNING OFFICE FOR URBAN AFFAIRS AND HEALTH IMPERATIVES RECEIVE $1.2 MILLION AFFORDABLE HOUSING AWARD; AWARD TO FUND HOUSING WITH SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR TRAFFICKING AND SEXUAL EXPLOITATION SURVIVORS
July 16, 2021: Media Summary: 16 July 2021
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!
Senior Priests' Retreat (8/9)
Saturday, Aug. 14 from 9AM-12:30PM | Pastoral Center, Braintree
If you are a married couple or team of couples wanting to mentor to engaged couples, please join us for this workshop.
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:
- Tuesday, August 31, 1-3pm, at St. Theresa Parish in North Reading
- Thursday, September 9, 10am-noon, at St. Timothy Parish in Norwood
Evangelization and Discipleship
FY2021 Year-End Questionnaire (Due 8/10)
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