Recently, St. John the Evangelist and St. Paul parishes held a joint meeting. Attending the meeting were Father Powers, Father Fitzgerald and several of their Parish Council members. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the formation of an inter-parish, bridge-building team. In observance with the Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Boston, the team will have as its long term objective, the preparation for the Integration of St. John and St. Paul into a new Pastoral Collaborative. As its short term objectives the inter parish team will work:
- to raise awareness about the St. John/St. Paul collaborative
- to build trust and confidence between our two parish communities
- to effectively communicate our progress to all our parishioners
- to encourage both church’s parishioners to join together at social and religious events
If you would like more information about the progress of Phase One Collaboratives, which includes 28 parishes being combined into 12 collaboratives, go to Disciples in Mission, the website of the Office of Pastoral Planning of the Archdiocese of Boston.