About Our Collaborative

A collaborative is a grouping of one, two, or three parishes that work together for the goal of evangelization. A collaborative has one pastor, one set of assigned priests and deacons, and one Pastoral Team (including Pastoral Associates, Religious Education and Faith Formation leaders, Finance and Operations specialists, and administrative and facilities personnel.)  All of these work together for all of the parishes of the collaborative. The collaborative has one Pastoral Council, and one Pastoral Plan for evangelization.  The collaborative does not share money or bank accounts or other financial assets or obligations. Because the patrimony of each parish continues to belong to that parish, as well as the obligations of each Parish continuing to belong to that Parish, each Parish has its own Finance Council.

In June of 2015,  St. John the Evangelist Parish and St. Paul Parish, two vibrant Catholic communities of faith, were joined in the St. John – St. Paul Catholic Collaborative through the Disciples in Mission pastoral plan for the Archdiocese of Boston.  We continue to grow together in faith and in service to those in need, both within and beyond our parishes.

Click the video below to learn more about our Collaborative.

“Growing Together in Faith”

For more detailed contact information, please visit our General Contact Information, Locations and Directions, Office Hours,  Collaborative Pastoral Council, and Collaborative Staff pages.