Parish Life

Be Involved with the Parishes of the Blue Hills Collaborative

The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community with an exciting parish life. Our collaborative offers a variety of ways to be part of that communal family in addition to the celebration of the sacraments.

Faith formation is a vital element of the Catholic life as we grow in knowledge and understanding of our faith in Jesus Christ and the Church he gave us. A deeper understanding can lead to a more intimate relationship with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and through the Trinity to the Church and our family, friends, neighbors, parish, collaborative and community. Such faith formation is not just for children, but for all of us as we grow as Catholics. Our collaborative has many opportunities for faith formation that we encourage you to explore.

Another way to participate in our collaborative life are the various ministries, including liturgical ministries, such as choir member, lector, altar server, and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist; social justice ministries, such as visiting the homebound, serving the poor, volunteering at food pantries and the St. Vincent de Paul Society; and others, such as youth ministry, and the annual Christmas bazaar, to name just a few. God calls us to use our gifts and talents to glorify Him and make life better for other people. Please prayerfully consider these opportunities for getting involved in ministry. And if you have an idea for a new ministry, please contact us.

With so many ways to be part of parish life, you'll want to stay informed by regularly reading collaborative news as it's posted on the website, downloading the weekly bulletin if you've misplaced the one you received at Mass, and checking the collaborative calendar.

Our collaborative has a rich history in our community, being founded by people who trusted in the Lord and gathered together under the leadership of the Archbishop of Boston. Who we are today is based on the who we were yesterday. Find out more about our spiritual forefathers as you read the history of our parishes.

Finally, our parishes are supported by a wide variety of programs offered by the Archdiocese of Boston. We encourage you to consider attending the Archdiocesan events listed on this website, as they have been specifically highlighted for their potential interest to our volunteers and parishioners. For a direct link to the Archdiocese of Boston website, please click here.

We hope you'll also enjoy viewing photos of our collaborative, including some of the many enjoyable events and programs we've had over the years.

 

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