Clergy Sabbatical Program

Jesus took himself apart often in his ministry, to pray, to be with God and to be renewed. The Clergy Sabbatical Program sponsored by the bishops seeks to ensure that clergy of the Diocese of Massachusetts have an opportunity for a time of sabbath, a renewal of spirit and a reaffirmation of life with God, as well as opportunities for creativity and discovery for both the clergyperson and the community of ministry with which they serve.

For details about the Clergy Sabbatical Program, please see the attachment below. 

For sabbaticals in 2024, the deadline to submit applications was Monday, Oct. 20, 2023.  Applications are no longer being accepted for 2024.  The process for 2025 sabbaticals will begin in the fall of 2024.

Questions may be directed to the Rev. Margaret Lias, Administrator for Governance and Grants, at