The mission of the Archdiocese is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Pastoral Planning is the process we use to make preparations to carry out that work. Pastoral Planning is a critical tool in helping us understand our task today and work together to manage the resources available to meet the needs of the people of God. Needed at all times, it is particularly important as we cope with demographic and other major changes.
This website will provide you with the tips and tools you need to start or reinvigorate planning and pastoral decision-making in your parish. It will also provide insight into the steps needed for collaboration and cooperation with other parishes. It is designed to be used by parish staffs and councils, as well as other Archdiocesan offices and institutions.
Cardinal Seán O’Malley has called us to develop a culture of planning in the Archdiocese, so that we can become more effective evangelizers of God’s Good News.
The Archdiocese of Boston continues to evolve. We are a Church on the move, faithful and resilient. We look forward to God’s gracious future.
Please join us in the effort of pastoral planning.
LOCAL, NATIONAL, AND INTERNATIONAL, NEWS
Phase III Collaboratives Begin Plan Writing
On Tuesday, April 12, the first of six regional Kick Off Meetings for Phase III Collaboratives will take place at Saint Brigid Parish, Lexington. Collaboratives will attend the meeting that is most convenient for their staff and Plan Writing Team, and get an overview of the process that they will go through beginning in May. Click here for dates, locations, and links for registration.
Cardinal O'Malley Names Phase IV Collaboratives
Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced that the following parishes will be part of Phase Four of Disciples in Mission:
* St. Paul, Cambridge (Stand Alone)
* St. Michael, Avon and St. Joseph, Holbrook
* Resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ and St. Paul, Hingham
* St. Ann, West Bridgewater and St. John the Evangelist, East Bridgewater
* Sacred Heart and St. Patrick, Watertown
Here is a quick summary of Disciples in Mission and what a collaborative is and is not. Check out the FAQs for more details.
A Workshop in Parish-Based Evangelization
This workshop is designed to provide the tools to understand the New Evangelization, live as an intentional disciple, share your personal witness, form others as disciples, and create parish structures to support discipleship. The day includes time together in prayer, as well as lunch and a light breakfast. This workshop is free for any and all collaborative participants and any and all Archdiocesan clergy. For other attendees, prices vary. Click here for upcoming dates and registration