BOSTON – After a long period of struggle with both finances and church attendance, the Boston archdiocese has created a new pastoral plan that emphasizes evangelization, while encouraging parishes to share their resources.
“Restructuring and evangelization must be absolutely tied to one another so that we don’t get back into the mindset of ʻwe stabilize by downsizing,ʼ” Father Paul Soper, the Archdiocese of Boston’s director of Pastoral Planning, told CNA.
“There’s no need for that. That would only be necessary if the Spirit were not still at work in the Church,” he said.
The archdioceseʼs “Disciples in Mission” pastoral plan organizes parishes into “collaboratives” typically of...READ MORE