Archdiocesan Webinars

The Archdiocese of Boston has produced a new webinar series to address topical issues during the coronavirus pandemic.  Please see below for past webinar topics, video and audio recordings, and FAQs. Information about additional upcoming webinars will also be posted here as it becomes available.

For additional information regarding Archdiocesan communications and guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic please visit

Upcoming Webinars

March 10 - Faith Begins at Home: Ministry Beyond the Pandemic

  • Wednesday, March 10 at 1:30PM
  • With Mike Drahos and Michael Lavigne
  • Register Here.
  • We will discuss what we learned from ministry in 2020, share our top ideas for faith formation in 2021, chat together about how to further develop these fruits in the lives of our parishes.

Past Webinars

February 10 - Grateful Disciples Webinar

January 14 - Pandemic Offertory Webinar

November 18, Planned Giving Webinar for Parishioners

October 28, Faith Formation: How's It Going? 

  • With Patrick Krisak and Melissa Kalpakgian
  • Patrick and Melissa will discuss what they are hearing from parish leaders about the start of parish faith formation programming this fall and ask for contributions and questions from attendees on this topic.

October 21, Planned Giving Webinar for Pastors, Business Managers, and Council Members

October 14, Adult Faith Formation

Tom discussed the current guidance for adult faith formation/small group/RCIA in-person gatherings, recommendations when taking a virtual approach, and curriculua that work well on-line.

September 16, Virtual Learning Tech

On Wednesday, September 16th from 1pm - 2pm, Michael Lavigne, Patrick Krisak, and Mike Habeeb will discuss best practices, tips & tricks for using Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, and similar tools.  They will discuss using video, slides, polls, Q&A, breakout rooms, and other features of these tools.  They will briefly discuss Google for Education, Google for Nonprofits, Google Classroom, Canvas, and the many other on-line learning tools in which they are not experts but for which teachers in your parishes are likely a valuable resource.

August 19, Project Nazareth: Implementation Ideas 

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 1:00pm we will host a webinar that will provide ideas on how to implement Project Nazareth in a parish setting. Topics to be covered: Program structure, Volunteers, Parents, Parish support, etc.

July 29, Project Nazareth: Curriculum Content Map Introduction and Review

This webinar will revisit the Archdiocese of Boston’s new Project Nazareth PreK-5 faith formation curriculum, with a particular emphasis on reviewing the content map for the first few months of the curriculum.  We will also discuss the two different series of Project Nazareth: Good News, which is focused on the proclamation of the kerygma, and Project Nazareth: Sacred Mysteries, which is focused on following the weekly lectionary cycle.  We will also preview the content of the Parent Guide, Prayer Guide, and Parish Guide.

July 22 - Faith Formation: Planning for the Fall

This webinar addressed the concerns of faith formation leaders as they plan for the fall in the context of updated archdiocesan and state guidelines.

June 8 – Digital Parish Faith Formation: Planning for the Fall

This webinar will address the concerns of faith formation leaders exploring ways to continue formation in the fall in this time of uncertainty around public gatherings, with a particular emphasis upon at home and online models and resources available through the Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship and many other organizations.

June 3 - Parish Fundraising in the Time of Pandemic - and Beyond

This is the first in a series of webinars planned to assist and support parishes in engaging donors and promoting and increasing offertory giving.

June 1 – More Than ‘Welcome Back’ – Moving Forward in Mission

This webinar we will explore how our parishes can continue to move forward in mission once the resumption of public masses begins by employing the lessons we have learned and embracing the opportunities ahead.

May 19 - Governor Baker’s Report and What It Means for US:  Preparation for Going Forward

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 1PM, with panelists MC Sullivan, Chief Healthcare Ethicist, and Joe McEnness, Director of Risk Management. This webinar is an opportunity to discuss the application of newly-released MA state guidelines to our parishes

April 20 – Pastor and Parish Leader Webinar

This webinar explored questions around what ministry and activities are and are not possible at this time and in the near future given the current health concerns.  It also addressed the federal announcement of a phased reopening plan and what that might look like for parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston.

April 27 – Pandemic Response and Parish Considerations Now and in the Future

This webinar addressed the challenge the present situation poses to the long-term viability and financial stability of our parishes.  Pastors, staff, and councils considering these questions should consider this webinar, the accompanying FAQs, and the Secretariat for Evangelization and Discipleship staff resources for them in planning for the future of their mission and their finances, up to and including considering parish mergers.

May 4 – Parish Best Practices in Virtual Evangelization

This webinar highlighted parishes in Salem, Quincy, and Brookline to discuss the ways in which they continue to engage parishioners at this time.  If you’d like to learn more about online gatherings for adult formation, community-building, liturgy, as well as opportunities for outreach to the parish community then please watch this webinar to learn more!

May 11 – Parish Best Practices in Virtual Evangelization Part Two

Featuring Tom Lyman, Rosemary Maffei, Father Robert Deehan, Jeanne Cregan, Father Marc Bishop, Scott Morin, and Karlene Duffy