Parish and Clergy Updates

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

NEW ITEM

An Update from Clergy Trust 

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

Private Reception (9/21): Cancelled

September Collection: Online Resources

Reminder: Signature Drive Policy

Cardinal's Office and Massachusetts Catholic Conference

Food Safety Training (10/9)

Risk Management

For Clergy: Deliverance Training (10/14)

Canonical Affairs

Registration Open: Archdiocesan Convocation (11/13)

Theme: "Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future. Keynote Speaker: Ausen Ivereigh--official biographer for Pope Francis

Video Grief Support Resources

Chaplaincy

October: Respect Life Month Resources

Spanish Translation
Pro Life Office

REMINDERS

    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 (rosary4recovery.org)

    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 https://aarpss.org/ to see all the resources available to you and your staff

    Chaplaincy


    RECENT MESSAGES

    from the Communications and Public Affairs Secretariat


    BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS


    EVENTS

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

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

    Project Rachel: Post Abortion Healing Retreat (9/25+)

    Annual Lawn Party (9/29)

    Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary

    First Friday Visits (10/1)

    Mental Health Awareness: A Workshop Series with Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Greg Kolodziejczak (10/14, 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, Oct. 14: “The Humanity of Mental Health: The Roles that Biology, Sociology, Theology, and Environment Play in Mental Health.” Register here - https://conta.cc/3s8qCkZ
    2. Thursday, Nov. 4: “Specific Mental Health Disorders and Our Christian Response.” - Register here - https://conta.cc/3xBYlED

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

    Charisms Workshop (10/30)

    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! 

    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.

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

    Sr. Mary Henrietta Domingo, EHJ of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Boston will receive the 2021 Bishop James A. Healy Award and Mrs. Ann McGlinchy Grady of St. Mary of the Angels parish within the Jamaica Plain –Roxbury Collaborative will receive the 2021 Robert L. Ruffin Award. For more information, please email at [email protected] or call 617-746-5810.

    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 tinecatholic.com 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 tinecatholic.com and click on Certificates.

    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! 


    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)

    Finance


    ONGOING PROGRAMS OFFERED BY CENTRAL MINISTRIES

    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. Workshop registration closes one week in advance of the workshop date to allow time for facility set-up and food orders. Participants will have the option of bringing their own lunch or paying for lunch to be provided. 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. Some workshop dates will offer a virtual attendance option, which will be indicated below at a later date. 

    Forming Leaders for Mission

    This workshop is designed to support all disciples in discerning and developing their particular calls to lead within their families, neighborhoods, workplaces, and parish lives. Advanced Registration required. Workshop registration closes one week in advance of the workshop to allow time for facility set-up and food orders. Participants will have the option of bringing their own lunch or paying for lunch to be provided.  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 to cover mailing and workbook fees.  Some workshop dates will offer a virtual attendance option, which will be indicated below at a later date.  

    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). 

    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 https://www.bostoncatholic.org/familylife/engagedcouples for "We're Engaged, Now What?"
    View upcoming sessions here.
    Evangelization and Discipleship |

    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