Parish and Clergy Updates

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


Catholic Appeal Summer Campaign: Important Parish Information

Boston Catholic Development Services

Charismatic Renewal Service of Boston’s Fall Congress (9/10)

Evangelization and Discipleship

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing (9/20-11/15)


Opportunity to Teach in Archdiocese of Boston's Catholic Schools

Presently, there is a nationwide shortage of teachers.  The Catholic Schools Office is hoping that we can attract retired teachers, career changers, military veterans, directors of religious education, retired business and nonprofit executives, former homeschool parents and others to step up – to teach even a single course, just a semester or a full year.  The applications received by the Catholic Schools Office will be shared with our Catholic schools. This flyer could be included in parish bulletins or shared with anyone you think might be interested.  We want this shared as widely as possible among Catholic families. Thank you for helping us get the word out.
Catholic Schools Office

The Propagation of the Faith is Hiring

We’re looking for a person with great office skills to work three days (18 hours) a week in our Pastoral Center office. Duties include answering the phone, filing, tallying donations, data entry, and fulfilling orders for our Spiritual Bouquets. Social media skills would be a plus but not required. Join our One Family in Mission and help us support missionaries around the world! Email [email protected] for more information.



Special Collection Schedule 2023-2024

Vicar General's Office


New Parents to Homeschooling (8/30)

First Friday Visits (9/2)

Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary

Hope and Healing Retreat for Women (9/9-9/11)

For women of any age who seek hope and strength to help them deal with stress, anger, fatigue, and trauma in dealing with a loved one in active addition or recovery.

SAVE THE DATE: Cheverus Award (10/2)

The Annual Cheverus Award Ceremony will be held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at 2:30PM. Should you have any questions, please contact Judy Haglof in the Cardinal’s office at 617-782-2544 or via email at [email protected].

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?


Health and Wellness Newsletter

August is Summer Safety Awareness Month

Never Too Late at Pope St. John XXIII Seminary

There are two episodes available. Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary has launched a new podcast to help men discerning the call to priesthood and for those supporting a discerner’s journey.  On this podcast, titled Never Too Late at Pope St. John XXIII Seminary, faculty member 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.

Construction Projects >$200K: Pastoral Building Committee

Parish Services

Surplus Furniture

An office in Boston is shutting down and would like to donate office furniture--tables, chairs, desks, file cabinets, some kitchen equipment and many other office items. Items would need to be picked up in Boston. If interested, please contact Paul Morin at 781‐844‐6114. 
Property Services

Office of Risk Management Newsletter: Summer 2022

July 1, 2022 Insurance Program Renewal

Risk Management

Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents

Any parishes interested in hosting?

FY2023 Parish Administrative Calendar

Questionnaire (8/10)

Parish Services

Remuneration and Benefits Policy for Boston and other Diocesan Priests FY2022 

Clergy Personnel

Parish, School, and Cemetery Budget Guide

Parish Services

Regional Finance and Operations Managers and Business Managers Meetings FY 2022


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. 
Parish Financial Services and Parish Evangelization Team

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.
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