Parish and Clergy Updates
INDEX: New Items | Bulletin Announcements | RECENT MESSAGES | Events | Resources | Ongoing Programs
National Marriage Week (2/7-2/14)
This year’s theme is - Called to the Joy of Love. Visit the Family Life/Marriage Enrichment page for resources to celebrate this annual event.
Come and See Weekend (2/25-2/27)
Experience an overnight weekend priestly immersion in a parish - pray, learn, ask questions, meet seminarians & priests, have fun, get to know other local catholic men seeking their vocation.
Walking the Passion of Christ: A Day of Retreat for Fathers Experiencing the Loss of a Child to Substance Use
3ABC Form Memo (Due 3/1)
Holy Hours for Life | January 2022 (through 1/27)
Additional information available at https://www.bostoncatholic.org/pro-life-office/holy-hour-life
Food Safety Training (1/22)
Anxiety During Unprecedented Times January 25th @ 6:30pm
Important registration instructions for Clergy.
Regional Adult Confirmations | Spring 2022 (through 5/11)
Priests Retreat and Pilgrimage Opportunities (5/30, 10/11)
We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2022 Eucharistic Congress, Jesus is Here - a day-long event featuring Mass with the Cardinal, dynamic speakers including Bishop Robert Barron, Bishop Daniel Flores, Bobby and Jackie Angel, and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Adoration, and a Eucharistic procession. Visit jesusishereboston.org for more information and to register!
Catholic Appeal: Important Dates for 2022 (through 1/29)
Launches in February. All pastors and parish staff are invited to join us for a one hour, online training. Registration details here.
Minimum Wage Increase to $14.25/hour (effective 1/1/22)
COVID: Mask Mandate Extended (through 3/3)
Synod on Synodality
Over the coming months, Catholics from around the world will be participating in the Synod on Synodality. Please see the following three documents for more information in commencing with the Synod on Synodality.
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 tinecatholic.com
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).
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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