Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship

The Faith Formation & Missionary Discipleship team offers evangelization and faith formation workshops, retreats, consultation, and training primarily to parishes, schools, and other institutions across the Archdiocese of Boston.  

The three main focuses of this team are: 
    1. Serving parishes in collaboration as part of the implementation of Disciples in Mission, the pastoral plan for the Archdiocese of Boston
    2. Providing support to pastors, parishes, schools, and parish and school catechetical leades related to faith formation for children, youth, young adults, and adults.  
    3. Facilitating Forming Disciples in Mission and Forming Leaders for Mission workshops across the Archdiocese of Boston and beyond.

The team supports any parish or institution of the Archdiocese of Boston in need of assistance with understanding evangelization and faith formation concepts and implementing best practices.  We are also available to consult with other parishes, dioceses, and institutions outside of the Archdiocese of Boston. 

More information about our work related to faith formation is available at this link.


Ministry Team 

Michael Lavigne
Assistant Cabinet Secretary for Evangelization and Discipleship

Patrick Krisak
Director, Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship

Thomas K. Lyman
Evangelization Consultant, Coordinator of Divine Worship

Michael Drahos
Evangelization Consultant

Rosemary Maffei
Evangelization Consultant

Melissa Kalpakgian
Evangelization Consultant

Chris Donoghue
Evangelization Consultant