Parish Staff Processing Group for the Archdiocese of Boston

Welcome! As a parish worker, you labor selflessly in the vineyard of the Lord. Yet, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, your work has changed drastically. The crisis is threatening your ministries and livelihood...and you feel disheartened, afraid, frustrated, and overwhelmed! We are delighted to offer you an opportunity to process this experience together, to receive support, and to be encouraged.

Parish staff should feel supported in this difficult time. We are working with dioceses to give parish employees the opportunity to connect with each other during the COVID-19 crisis, discuss the difficulties currently faced in the parish setting, offer support and ideas to one another for navigating the pandemic, and receive guidance for self-care as well as insight from counselors on supporting the parishioners.

 
When: Registration has been high, so we are offering THREE conversation times each week.
Tuesdays, 12:30-1:30 PM ET * June 9, 16, 23 & 30
Fridays, 11:00-12:00 PM ET * June 12, 19, 26 & July 3
Fridays, 12:15-1:15 PM ET * June 12, 19, 26 & July 3
Attend when you can! You will be given access information for all the dates and you can choose what works best for you each week.
 
What will be discussed: Each of our group conversations will address a specific topic and will be facilitated by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, LPC-S, LMFT-S, Larry Freeney, LPC, and Laura Aguirre, LPC of Rejoice Counseling Apostolate.
 
June 9 & 12: PRACTICING SELF-CARE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
June 16 & 19: GRIEVING, SURRENDERING & PRAYING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC
June 23 & 26: EXPLORING & OVERCOMING CHALLENGES IN THE PARISH SETTING
June 30 & July 3: RE-ENVISIONING PARISH MINISTRY IN THE MONTHS AHEAD
 
Who can attend: There is no cost to participate. This benefit is being provided to parish employees by the Archdiocese of Boston.
 
How to participate: We will meet via Zoom, which means you can connect by video or phone. Register with the button below.

Rejoice Counseling Apostolate bridges professional counseling with the Catholic faith.

In addition to our Parish Counseling Services, we are pleased to currently be helping dioceses offer support to parish employees who are being impacted by the pandemic.