Welcome to the website of the Office of Pastoral Planning for the Archdiocese of Boston.

Recently added material:

From the Vineyard ~ Collaboratives sharing ideas

Training Calendar

Pastoral Planning Updates

Resources (Prayers of the Faithful, Bulletin Blurbs, Reading Lists)

Presentations on Pastoral Planning and Disciples in Mission

New CatholicTV clips on Disciples in Mission

Phase Two Pastors

Follow what’s happening in the Phase One Collaboratives, by checking out their bulletins and web sites.

Phase Two Frequenty Asked Questions

Foundations for Future Collaboratives – a resource for Parishes not yet phased in to the Pastoral Plan, but preparing for planning and for the work of the New Evangelization.

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.

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