The pastoral plan

The pastoral plan

Phase one of the Archdiocese of Boston’s pastoral plan will create 12 collaboratives, consisting of 28 parishes. Six are north of Boston. Most of the local parishes have experienced sharp declines in Mass attendance.

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Total weekend Mass attendance
1992 2012
BEVERLY
Pastor: The Rev. Mark Mahoney  
Saint John 1,227 751
Saint Margaret 659 337
Saint Mary Star of the Sea 1,558 1,420
BILLERICA
Pastor: The Rev. Shawn Allen
Saint Andrew 642 419
Saint Mary 1,020 751
Saint Theresa of Lisieux 2,308 1,216
LYNN
Pastor: The Rev. Brian Flynn
Sacred Heart 1,139 550
Saint Mary 863 911
LYNNFIELD
Pastor: The Rev. Paul Ritt 
Our Lady of the Assumption 1,822 979
Saint Maria Goretti 532 641
METHUEN
Pastor: Monsignor William Fay
Saint Lucy 1,229 981
Saint Monica 3,377 1,696
SALEM
Pastor: The Rev. Daniel Riley 
Immaculate Conception 1,011 717
Saint Anne 793 658
Saint James 963 444
Saint John the Baptist 247 219

SOURCE: Archdiocese of Boston