Health and Social Services
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184-3839
 
 

Contacts

 
 
Fr. J. Bryan Hehir
Secretary for Health and Social Services for the Archdiocese of Boston
Office: 617-746-5733

Health and Social Services

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Please find below a letter entitled "Response to the Economic Crisis" from Fr. J. Bryan Hehir and Fr. Richard Erikson to the Pastors and Principals of the Archdiocese of Boston regarding pastoral responses to the  economic crisis.  This information was gathered from Pastors and Principals in the Archdiocese who responded to a request to share their best practices in order that other parishes and schools may benefit from this exchange of  information.  In addition, Catholic Charities and the Planning Office for Urban Affairs has  provided some great resource information and materials towards this same end.  This information is available on Bostoncatholic.org on the main page under Announcements, as well as on the Health and Social Services Secretariat web page and the Vicar General's web page. 

 
 

Additional Info

 
 

Boston--The Roman Catholic Bishops in Massachusetts have issued the following joint statement addressing the current economic situation and the resulting hardships experienced by vulnerable persons and those rendered newly fragile by the financial downturn.

Managing Your Career Transition While Integrating your Career, Faith, and Life

Letter from Fr. J. Bryan Hehir and Fr. Richard Erikson to the Pastors and Principals of the Archdiocese of Boston. 

Information gathered from Pastors and Principals in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Planning Office for Urban Affairs - Help for Parishioners and Others Facing Possible Home Foreclosures

Planning Office for Urban Affairs - Foreclosure Prevention Resources

Planning Office for Urban Affairs - Sample Bulletin Message

Fr. Erikson Pilot Article

Food Pantries - Catholic Charities

Earned Income Tax Credit Sunday Letter to Religious Leaders

Earned Income Tax Credit Religious Leaders Talking Points

Earned Income Tax Credit Flyer

Job Search Seminar

USCCB Economic Crisis Website