Boston Archdiocesan affiliates gather to discuss operational best practices

The Pilot diocesan newspaper in Boston reports on a recent gathering of more than 25 leaders of archdiocesan affiliates  to create connections, learn about archdiocesan resources, discuss common challenges, and review operational best practices that increase organizational sustainability.

In attendance were representatives from archdiocesan schools, including Cristo Rey Boston, Trinity Catholic Academy, Pope John Paul II Academy and Marian High School, and from Church ministries such as the Planning Office of Urban Affairs, Regina Cleri Residence, iCatholic Media, Pontifical Mission Societies, St. Ann's Home, Life Resources and the Massachusetts Catholic Insurance Group.

Cardinal O'Malley welcomed the group:

‘We are here to learn best practices at being effective stewards of our temporal goods," he stated in his homily. "Effective stewardship today involves strong boards, transparency, and a good system of internal controls."

Is this the sort of gathering that your diocese could organize?  Would your office, agency, nonprofit, school, parish benefit from such training?  If you are looking for advice on how to go about it, contact  Also, if you have similar training opportunities in your diocese, please share on the forum here.

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