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  • From the Friday, October 24, 2014 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has accepted the request of Rev. Albert H. Stankard to resign as Member of the Team Ministry at St. Stephen Parish, Framingham. The cardinal has also granted Father Stankard Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date was Sept. 1, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Rev. Francisco J. Anzoategui from Moderator and Member of the Team Ministry at St. Stephen Parish, Framingham to Administrator of St. Stephen Parish, Framingham. The effective date was Sept. 1, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has accepted the request of Rev. Daniel J. Riley to resign as Pastor of St. Anne [French] Parish, Salem. The effective date of this action was Oct. 1, 2014. Father Riley's appointment as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Salem, as Pastor of St. James Parish, Salem, and as Pastor of St. John the Baptist [Polish] Parish, Salem remains in effect.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Rev. John G. Kiley from Parochial Vicar at Holy Family Parish and Our Lady of Good Voyage Parish, Gloucester to Administrator of St. Anne [French] Parish, Salem. The effective date was Oct. 1, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Rev. Thomas C. Boudreau as Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Holbrook. The effective date was Oct. 15, 2014. Father Boudreau's appointment as Pastor of St. Michael Parish, Avon remains in effect.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has accepted the request of Rev. Aidan J. Walsh to resign as Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Milton. The cardinal has also granted Father Walsh Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date is Feb. 16, 2015.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Rev. Stephen S. Donohoe to resign as Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Chelmsford. The effective date of this action will be pending the appointment of his successor. Father Donohoe will participate in a priestly renewal/sabbatical program and then accept another archdiocesan assignment upon his return.


  • From the Friday, September 19, 2014 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignations of the following pastors and administrators of their respective parishes, in accord with the implementation of Phase III of Disciples in Mission. The effective date of these actions is pending the appointment of a pastor for each parish in the new collaboratives:



    Rt. Rev. John J. Ahern: Pastor of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, and Pastor of Holy Family and Pastor of St. Peter Parish, Dorchester



    Rev. Richard T. Burton: Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Georgetown



    Rev. Peter J. Casey: Administrator of St. Agatha Parish, Milton



    Very Rev. Robert E. Casey, VF: Pastor of Gate of Heaven Parish, and Pastor of St. Brigid Parish, South Boston, and Temporary Administrator of St. Monica-Saint Augustine Parish, South Boston



    Rev. Arnold F. Colletti: Pastor of St. Brigid Parish and Pastor at Sacred Heart Parish, Lexington



    Rev. Sean M. Connor: Administrator of Sacred Heart Parish, Weymouth and Temporary Administrator of St. Thomas More Parish, Braintree



    Rev. Vincent E. Daily: Pastor of St. Gregory Parish, Dorchester



    Rev. Michael E. Drea: Pastor of St. Paul Parish, Cambridge



    Rev. Daniel J. Finn: Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish and Pastor of St. Mark Parish, Dorchester



    Very Rev. Timothy A. Harrison, VF: Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Newburyport



    Rev. Charles J. Higgins: Administrator of St. Albert the Great Parish, and Administrator of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Weymouth



    Rev. William P. Joy: Pastor of St. Angela Merici Parish, Mattapan and Pastor of St. Matthew Parish, Dorchester



    Rev. Brian F. Manning: Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Franklin



    Rev. Brian J. McHugh: Pastor at St. Ann Parish, Pastor of St. Catherine of Genoa Parish, and Pastor at St. Joseph Parish, Somerville



    Rev. George E. Morin: Pastor at Holy Redeemer Parish, Merrimac



    Rev. Linh T. Nguyen: Pastor of St. Bernadette Parish, Randolph



    Rev. Thomas F. Powers: Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Wellesley



    Rev. Thomas S. Rafferty: Administrator of St. Paul Parish, Wellesley



    Rev. John J. Ronaghan: Administrator at St. Mary Parish, Randolph



    Rev. William T. Schmidt: Pastor of St. Martha Parish, Plainville and Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Wrentham



    Rev. Ronald L. St. Pierre: Pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Tyngsborough



    Rev. Joseph M. White: Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish and Administrator of Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel, South Boston



    Rev. Stephen P. Zukas: Pastor of St. Peter Parish (Lithuanian) Parish, South Boston



    Please note that St. Rita Parish in Lowell and St. Marguerite d'Youville Parish in Dracut are already considered open from a previously announced change of assignment.


  • From the Friday, September 12, 2014 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Rev. Francesco Palombi from Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick Parish, Brockton, to Administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Brockton. The effective date of this action was June 3, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Very Rev. Brian R. Kiely as Episcopal Vicar of the West Region. The effective date of this action was June 29, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has accepted the resignation of Rev. Joseph M. Rossi as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Weymouth and as Pastor of St. Jerome Parish, Weymouth. The effective date of this action was July 14, 2014. Father Rossi will be accepting another archdiocesan assignment.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Rev. John A. Currie from Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Holbrook, to Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Weymouth and as Pastor of St. Jerome Parish, Weymouth. The effective date of this action was Aug.9, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has accepted the resignation of Rev. Oscar Martin as Pastor of St. Benedict Parish, Somerville. The effective date of this action was Sept.1, 2014. Father Martin will be returning to the service of the Archdiocese of Newark.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Rev. Stephen M. Boyle from Pastor of Incarnation of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Parish, Melrose, to Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Quincy. The effective date of this action is Sept. 12, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Rev. David M. O'Leary as Administrator of Incarnation of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Parish, Melrose. The effective date of this action is Sept. 12, 2014.


  • From the Friday, June 13, 2014 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Rev. Marc J. Bishop from Pastor of St. Rita Parish in Lowell and Pastor at St. Marguerite d'Youville Parish in Dracut, to Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlborough. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2014.


  • From the Friday, May 30, 2014 edition of The Pilot

    Pastors



    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointments of the following priests as Pastors of their respective parishes which are also Collaboratives in Phase II of Disciples in Mission. Each is effective June 3, 2014:

    Rev. James A. Achadinha: Holy Family and Our Lady of Good Voyage (Portuguese), Gloucester

    Rev. Paul T. Clifford: St. Clare and St. Francis of Assisi, Braintree

    Rev. Ronald D. Coyne: Most Precious Blood, Hyde Park and St. Pius Tenth, Milton and St. Anne, Readville

    Very Rev. John P. Culloty: St. Edward the Confessor, Medfield and St. Jude, Norfolk

    Rev. Kevin J. Deeley: St. Michael, North Andover

    Rev. Edward F. Doughty: St. Francis of Assisi and St. Joseph, Medford

    Rev. Philip B. Earley: St. Dorothy and St. Thomas of Villanova, Wilmington

    Rev. Scott A. Euvrard: Holy Family, Amesbury and Star of the Sea, Salisbury

    Rev. Christopher J. Hickey: St. Mary of the Sacred Heart, Hanover and St. Helen Mother of the Emperor Constantine, Norwell

    Rev. George C. Hines: Our Lady of Sorrows, Sharon and Blessed Sacrament and St. Mary, Walpole

    Rev. Timothy J. Kelleher: Blessed Sacrament and St. Margaret of Antioch, Saugus

    Very Rev. Michael W. MacEwen: St. Patrick and St. Linus, Natick

    Rev. James M. Mahoney: St. Bridget, Abington and Holy Ghost, Whitman

    Rev. Jason M. Makos: St. Ann and St. Brendan, Dorchester

    Rev. Joseph M. Mazzone: Immaculate Conception and St. James, Stoughton

    Rev. Michael B. Medas: St. Agnes, Middleton and St. Rose of Lima, Topsfield

    Rev. Louis R. Palmieri: Sacred Heart, St. Ann and St. Mary, Quincy

    Rev. Peter F. Quinn: St. Anne, Littleton and St. Catherine of Alexandria, Westford

    Rev. Nicholas A. Sannella: Holy Trinity (Polish), Immaculate Conception and St. Anthony of Padua (Portuguese), Lowell

    Rev. Walter J. Woods: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Acton and St. Isidore, Stow



    Administrators



    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointments of the following priests as administrators of their respective parishes; the effective date of each appointment is June 3, 2014; unless otherwise noted.

    Rev. Paul J. Aveni: Our Lady of the Assumption, Marshfield

    Rev. Michael J. Bova Conti: St. Timothy, Norwood

    Rev. Sean M. Connor: St. Thomas More, Braintree; remains administrator of Sacred Heart, Weymouth

    Rev. Michael A. Hobson: Our Lady of the Lake, Halifax; remains administrator of St. Joseph the Worker, Hanson

    Rev. Francesco Palombi: St. Patrick, Brockton

    Rev. John J. Ronaghan: St. Mary, Randolph

    Rev. Guy F. Sciacca: St. Mary of the Assumption, Hull



    Parochial Vicars



    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointments of the following parochial vicars of the archdiocese to their respective parishes; the effective date of each appointment is June 3, 2014; unless otherwise noted.

    Rev. F. Agustin Anda Gomez: St. Charles Borromeo and St. Mary, Waltham

    Rev. Derek J. Borek: Immaculate Conception, Stoughton and St. James, Stoughton [Collaborative]

    Rev. Eric F. Cadin: St. Michael, North Andover [Collaborative]

    Rev. David P. Callahan: St. Thomas More, Braintree and Sacred Heart, Weymouth

    Rev. John R. Carroll: Sacred Heart and St. Brigid, Lexington

    Rev. Ixon Chateau: Holy Family, Amesbury and Star of the Sea, Salisbury [Collaborative]

    Rev. John S. Chen: Sacred Heart, St. Ann and St. Mary, Quincy [Collaborative]

    Rev. Joseph J. D'Onofrio: Sacred Heart, St. Ann and St. Mary, Quincy [Collaborative]

    Rev. Donald R. Delay: St. Clare and St. Francis of Assisi, Braintree [Collaborative]

    Rev. Joseph Diem: Our Lady of Sorrows, Sharon and Blessed Sacrament and St. Mary, Walpole [Collaborative]

    Very Rev. William J. Donnelly, OSA: St. Michael, North Andover [Collaborative]

    Rev. Vincent P. Doolan: Our Lady of Sorrows, Sharon and Blessed Sacrament and St. Mary, Walpole [Collaborative]

    Rev. Michael J. Farrell: Blessed Sacrament and St. Margaret of Antioch, Saugus [Collaborative]

    Rev. Mario Guarino, FDP: Sacred Heart, Roslindale

    Rev. Stephen M. Healy: St. Bridget, Abington and Holy Ghost, Whitman [Collaborative]

    Rev. Kenneth A. Healey, SM: Holy Trinity (Polish), Immaculate Conception, St. Anthony of Padua (Portuguese), Lowell [Collaborative]; effective July 1, 2014.

    Rev. George G. Hogan: St. Mary, Foxborough, effective April 1, 2014

    Rev. John G. Kiley: Holy Family and Our Lady of Good Voyage (Portuguese), Gloucester [Collaborative]

    Rev. Thomas K. Macdonald: St. Ann and St. Brendan, Dorchester [Collaborative] effective July 1, 2014

    Rev. Charles Madi-Okin: Most Precious Blood, Hyde Park and St. Pius Tenth, Milton and St. Anne, Readville [Collaborative]

    Rev. J. Eduardo P. Marques: Immaculate Conception and St. James, Stoughton [Collaborative]

    Rev. Daniel P. McCoy: St. Charles Borromeo, Woburn

    Rev. B.W.T.A. Linus Mendis: St. Dorothy and St. Thomas of Villanova, Wilmington [Collaborative]

    Rev. Daniel P. Moloney: St. Joseph, Needham

    Rev. Mark W. Murphy: St. Paul, Cambridge and Chaplain at Harvard Catholic Center, Cambridge

    Rev. Ignatius Mushauko: St. Patrick, Brockton

    Rev. Mark J. Riley: St. Bridget, Abington and Holy Ghost, Whitman [Collaborative]

    Rev. Paul S. Sughrue: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Acton and St. Isidore, Stow [Collaborative] and assisting Office for Healthcare Ministry

    Rev. Paul V. Sullivan: St. Francis of Assisi and St. Joseph, Medford [Collaborative]

    Rev. John T. Swencki: St. Francis of Assisi and St. Joseph, Medford [Collaborative]

    Rev. Stephen P. Zukas: St. Agatha, Milton; remains as Pastor at St. Peter (Lithuanian), South Boston



    Newly ordained



    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointments of the newly ordained priests of the archdiocese as parochial vicars of their respective parishes; the effective date is June 3, 2014:

    Rev. Jeffery S. Archer: St. Linus and St. Patrick, Natick [Collaborative]

    Rev. Steven Clemence: St. John the Baptist, Peabody and St. Thomas the Apostle, Salem

    Rev. Peter F. DeFazio: St. James and St. John the Baptist, Haverhill

    Rev. George E. Fitzsimmons: St. Patrick, Watertown

    Rev. Kevin T. Hickey: St. Edward the Confessor, Medfield and St. Jude, Norfolk [Collaborative]

    Rev. Karlo J. Hocurscak: St. John the Evangelist, St. Margaret of Scotland, and St. Mary Star of the Sea, Beverly [Collaborative]

    Rev. Mark D. Storey: St. Mary, Dedham

    Rev. Laurence M. Tocci: St. Agnes, Middleton and St. Rose of Lima, Topsfield [Collaborative]

    Rev. Jiwon Yoon: St. Margaret of Antioch, Burlington



    Senior Priests



    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has granted the following priests, senior priest/retirement status; the effective date is June 3, 2014.

    Rev. Eugene L. Alves

    Rev. Richard L. Casey

    Rev. Msgr. Peter V. Conley

    Rev. Richard S. DeVeer

    Rev. James J. McCarthy

    Rev. Joseph P. McDermott

    Rev. Peter P. Nolan, CSSp

    Rev. Leroy E. Owens



    Other Assignments



    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Rev. Msgr. Cornelius M. McRae as a member of the faculty at St. John's Seminary, Brighton, effective June 1, 2014. Msgr. McRae remains as a Senior Priest.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Rev. Msgr. Peter V. Conley as a member of the faculty at Pope St. John XXIII Seminary, Weston, effective June 17, 2014. Msgr. Conley remains as a Senior Priest.


  • From the Friday, April 25, 2014 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Rev. James J. McCarthy to resign as Pastor at St. Thomas More Parish in Braintree. The Cardinal has also granted Father McCarthy Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of this action is June 3, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. Sean M. Connor as Temporary Administrator at St. Thomas More Parish in Braintree. The effective date of this action is June 3, 2014. Father Connor remains as Administrator at Sacred Heart Parish in Weymouth.


  • From the Friday, April 04, 2014 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Rev. Mark S. Sheehan to resign as Pastor at St. Michael Parish in Bedford. The Cardinal has also granted Father Sheehan Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of this action is April 7, 2014.


  • From the Friday, March 28, 2014 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Rev. Stephen M. Healy to resign as Pastor at Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Halifax. The effective date of this action is June 3, 2014. Father Healy will be accepting another Archdiocesan assignment.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Rev. Vincent P. Doolan to resign as Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Quincy. The effective date of this action is June 3, 2014. Father Doolan will be accepting another Archdiocesan assignment.


  • From the Friday, March 14, 2014 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Most Rev. Robert F. Hennessey from regional bishop and Episcopal Vicar of the Central Region, to regional bishop and Episcopal Vicar of the Merrimack Region. The effective date of this action is March 9, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. Gerard Petringa from Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart Parish in Lexington and Parochial Vicar at St. Brigid Parish in Lexington, to Regional Episcopal Vicar of the North Region. The effective date of this action is March 6, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. James A. Flavin from Lend Lease at the St. John Vianney Center in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, to Regional Episcopal Vicar of the Central Region. The effective date of this action is March 17, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. Richard T. Burton from Administrator at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Chelmsford, to Administrator at St. Mary Parish in Georgetown-Rowley. The effective date of this action is March 17, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. Michael F. Hobson from Administrator at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Marshfield and Temporary Administrator at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Hanson, to Administrator at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Hanson. The effective date of this action is April 1, 2014.


  • From the Friday, January 17, 2014 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of pastors for the parishes within the following collaboratives (Phase II of Disciples in Mission). The effective date of each appointment or reappointment is June 3, 2014.

    Father James M. Achadinha from Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Cambridge, to Pastor of Our Lady of Good Voyage Parish, Gloucester and to Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Gloucester.

    Father Paul T. Clifford from Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Braintree, to Pastor of St. Clare Parish, Braintree and to Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Braintree.

    Father Ronald D. Coyne from Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Randolph, to Pastor of St. Anne Parish, Readville, to Pastor of Most Precious Blood Parish, Hyde Park, and to Pastor of St. Pius Tenth Parish, Milton.

    Father John P. Culloty from Pastor of St. Timothy Parish, Norwood, to Pastor of St. Edward the Confessor Parish, Medfield and to Pastor of St. Jude Parish, Norfolk.

    Father Kevin J. Deeley as Pastor of St. Michael Parish, North Andover.

    Father Edward F. Doughty from Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Medford, to Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Medford and to Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Medford.

    Father Phillip B. Earley as Pastor of St. Dorothy Parish, Wilmington and as Pastor of St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Wilmington.

    Father Scott A. Euvrard from Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Sharon, to Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Amesbury and to Pastor of Star of the Sea Parish, Salisbury.

    Father Christopher J. Hickey from Pastor of St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Parish, Hanover and Temporary Administrator of St. Helen Mother of the Emperor Constantine, Norwell, to Pastor of St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Parish, Hanover and to Pastor of St. Helen Mother of the Emperor Constantine, Norwell.

    Father George C. Hines from Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Medford, to Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Sharon, to Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Walpole, and to Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Walpole.

    Father Timothy J. Kelleher from Temporary Administrator of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Walpole, to Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Saugus and to Pastor of St. Margaret Parish, Saugus.

    Father Brian R. Kiely from Pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Natick, to Pastor of St. Agatha Parish, Milton.

    Father Michael W. MacEwen from Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Marlborough, to Pastor of St. Linus Parish, Natick and to Pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Natick.

    Father James M. Mahoney from Pastor of St. Bridget Parish, Abington and Temporary Administrator of Holy Ghost Parish, Whitman, to Pastor of St. Bridget Parish, Abington and to Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish, Whitman.

    Father Jason M. Makos from Administrator of St. Ann Parish, Dorchester and Administrator of St. Brendan Parish, Dorchester, to Pastor of St. Ann Parish, Dorchester and to Pastor of St. Brendan Parish, Dorchester.

    Father Joseph M. Mazzone from Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Hull, to Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Stoughton and to Pastor of St. James Parish, Stoughton.

    Father Michael B. Medas from Administrator of St. Agnes Parish, Middleton and Administrator of St. Rose of Lima, Topsfield, to Pastor of St. Agnes, Middleton and to Pastor of St. Rose of Lima, Topsfield.

    Father Louis R. Palmieri from Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Amesbury and Pastor of Star of the Sea Parish, Salisbury, to Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Quincy, to Pastor of St. Ann Parish, Quincy, and to Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Quincy.

    Father Peter F. Quinn from Pastor of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, Westford, to Pastor of St. Anne Parish, Littleton and to Pastor of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish, Westford.

    Father Nicholas A. Sannella from Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Lowell, to Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Lowell, to Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Lowell, and to Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Lowell.

    Father Walter J. Woods from Pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Acton and Administrator of St. Isidore Parish, Stow, to Pastor of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Acton and to Pastor of St. Isidore Parish, Stow.


  • From the Friday, November 22, 2013 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Jason M. Makos from Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish, Whitman, to Administrator of St. Ann Parish, Dorchester and to Administrator at St. Brendan Parish, Dorchester. The effective date is Dec. 1, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Robert A. Poitras from Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Georgetown, to Administrator of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Pepperell. The effective date is Jan. 1, 2014.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Vincent P. Mellone as Pastor at St. Barbara Parish, Woburn. The cardinal has also granted Father Mellone Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date will be Jan. 1, 2014.


  • From the Friday, August 02, 2013 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. John J. Connolly, Jr. from Pastor of St. Brendan Parish in Dorchester, to Administrator of St. John Chrysostom Parish, West Roxbury. The effective date of this action is Sept. 1, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. Thomas S. Rafferty from Pastor at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Swampscott, and Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Nahant, to Administrator of St. Paul Parish, Wellesley. The effective date of this action is Sept. 10, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Rev. Daniel J. Hickey as Pastor of Sacred Hearts Parish in Malden. The cardinal has also granted Father Hickey Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of this action is Sept. 1, 2013.


  • From the Friday, July 19, 2013 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Rev. Robert M. Blaney from Special Assistant for Clergy to the Secretary for Parish Life and Leadership and Associate Director of Clergy Personnel to Director of Clergy Personnel for the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of this action was July 1, 2013.


  • From the Friday, June 07, 2013 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Rev. Thomas H. Maguire as Pastor at St. Helen Mother of the Emperor Constantine Parish in Norwell. The effective date of this action was May 13, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Rev. Timothy J. Murphy as Pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish in Salem. The cardinal has also granted Father Murphy Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions was June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Rev. William F. Salmon as Pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish in Weymouth. The cardinal has also granted Father Salmon Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions was June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Rev. Richard C. Conway as Parochial Vicar at Holy Family Parish in Dorchester, St. Peter Parish in Dorchester, and Blessed Mother Teresa Parish in Dorchester. The cardinal has also granted Father Conway Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions was June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Rev. George J. Dufour as Pastor at St. Anne Parish in Salem. The cardinal has also granted Father Dufour Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions was June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has ended the assignment of Rev. Msgr. John R. McLaughlin as Director of the Catholic Center and Priest-Campus Minister at Boston University and appointed him as Director of Spiritual Formation at St. John’s Seminary. The effective date of these actions was June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Rev. David J. Barnes as Pastor at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish in Beverly and as Administrator at St. Margaret Parish in Beverly and has appointed him as Director of the Catholic Center and Priest-Campus Minister at Boston University. The effective date of these actions was June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. Richard T. Burton from Pastor at St. Lucy Parish in Methuen to Administrator at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Chelmsford. The effective date of these actions was June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. Gregory J. Mercurio as Administrator at St. Pius Fifth Parish in Lynn. The effective date of this action was June 4, 2013. Father Mercurio’s appointment as Pastor at Holy Family Parish in Lynn remains in effect.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. Walter F. Keymont from Pastor at St. John the Evangelist Parish in East Bridgewater to Administrator at St. Joseph Parish in Kingston. The effective date of these actions is June 11, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has granted Rev. Philip E. Merdinger, BH, Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. Michael L. Nolan as Administrator at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Waltham. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2013. Father Nolan’s appointment as Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Waltham remains in effect.


  • From the Friday, May 31, 2013 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the first priestly assignments of the Archdiocese of Boston Presbyteral Class of 2013. Each is appointed parochial vicar at his respective assignments. The effective date of these actions was May 25, 2013:

    Rev. John A. Cassani to St. Lucy Parish in Methuen and to St. Monica Parish in Methuen.

    Rev. Thomas K. MacDonald, Jr., to St. Agnes Parish in Middleton and to St. Rose of Lima Parish in Topsfield.

    Rev. Jacques A. McGuffie to Holy Family Parish in Dorchester, to St. Peter Parish in Dorchester, and to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Dorchester.

    Rev. Gerald A. Souza to St. Mary Parish in Billerica, to St. Andrew Parish in Billerica, and to St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish in Billerica.

    Rev. Christopher W. Wallace to St. Rita Parish in Lowell and to St. Marguerite D'Youville Parish in Dracut.


  • From the Friday, May 24, 2013 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Rev. Michael B. Medas as Administrator at St. Agnes Parish in Middleton and as Administrator at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Topsfield. The effective date of this action is June 4, 2013. Father Medas will remain Director of Clergy Personnel for the Archdiocese of Boston until July 1, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Rev. Eugene P. Sullivan as Pastor at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Weymouth. The cardinal has also granted Father Sullivan Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is July 1, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Rev. Joseph P. McDermott as Pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish in Stoughton. The cardinal has also granted Father McDermott Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Aug. 1, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Rev. Msgr. J. Robert Giggi as Pastor at St. Linus Parish in Natick. The cardinal has also granted Msgr. Giggi Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Oct. 1, 2013.


  • From the Friday, May 17, 2013 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Richard W. Fitzgerald from pastor at St. Paul Parish in Wellesley to administrator at St. Columbkille Parish in Brighton. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Sean M. Connor from pastor at St. Ann Parish in Dorchester to administrator at Sacred Heart Parish in Weymouth. The effective date of this action is Aug. 1, 2013.


  • From the Friday, March 22, 2013 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of pastors for the parishes within the following Collaboratives:

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Brian L. Flynn from pastor at St. Mary Parish in Lynn, to pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Lynn and to pastor at St. Mary Parish in Lynn. The effective date of this action is June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Daniel J. Riley from pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Weymouth, to pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish in Salem, to pastor at St. Anne Parish in Salem, to pastor at St. James Parish in Salem, and to pastor at St. John the Baptist Parish in Salem. The effective date of this action is June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Paul E. Ritt from pastor at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Chelmsford, to pastor at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Lynnfield and to pastor at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Lynnfield. The effective date of this action is June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Thomas A. Mahoney, from pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Belmont, to pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Belmont and to pastor at St. Luke Parish in Belmont. The effective date of this action is June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father John E. Sheridan from pastor at St. James Parish in Salem, to pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Middleboro-Rochester and to pastor at Sts. Martha and Mary Parish in Lakeville. The effective date of this action is June 4, 2013.


  • From the Friday, March 01, 2013 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of pastors for the parishes within the following collaboratives:

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Mark A. Mahoney from pastor at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Topsfield, to pastor at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish in Beverly, to pastor at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Beverly, and to pastor at St. Margaret Parish in Beverly. The effective date of this action is June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Shawn W. Allen from pastor at St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish in Billerica, to pastor at St. Mary Parish in Billerica, to pastor at St. Andrew Parish in Billerica, and to pastor at St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish in Billerica. The effective date of this action is June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Msgr. William P. Fay from pastor at St. Columbkille Parish in Brighton, to pastor at St. Monica Parish in Methuen, and to pastor at St. Lucy Parish in Methuen. The effective date of this action is June 4, 2013.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Carlos F. Flor as pastor at St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Roxbury, as pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Jamaica Plain, as pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Jamaica Plain. The effective date of this reappointment is June 4, 2013.


  • From the Friday, February 15, 2013 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has accepted the request of Father John J. Connelly to resign as pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Newton. The cardinal has also granted Father Connelly senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 4, 2013.


  • From the Friday, January 18, 2013 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Father Dennis A. Dever to resign as pastor at St. Clement Parish in Somerville. The cardinal has also granted Father Dever senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Feb. 2, 2013.


  • From the Friday, November 30, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Paul R. Soper from pastor at St. Albert the Great Parish in Weymouth, to Director of Pastoral Planning for the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of this action is Dec. 1, 2012.


  • From the Friday, November 16, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Robert M. Blaney from pastor at St. Jerome Parish in Weymouth, to administrator at St. Joseph Parish in Boston and, to Special Assistant to the Secretary for Parish Life and Leadership. The effective date of these actions is Jan. 8, 2013.


  • From the Friday, November 09, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Father Arthur T. MacKay as pastor at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Marshfield. Father MacKay will be accepting another assignment within the Archdiocese. The effective date of this action is Nov. 11, 2012.


  • From the Friday, October 19, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Daniel C. O'Connell from pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Boston, to pastor at Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish in Newton. The effective date of this action is Dec. 1, 2012


  • From the Friday, October 12, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father William T. Schmidt from pastor at St. Patrick Parish in Stoneham, to pastor at St. Mary Parish in Wrentham and to pastor at St. Martha Parish in Plainville. The effective date of this action is Nov. 20, 2012.


  • From the Friday, September 28, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Oscar Martin Dominguez as pastor at St. Benedict Parish in Somerville. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as pastor at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in East Boston. The effective date of this action was Sept. 4, 2012.


  • From the Friday, September 21, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father James W. Savage from parochial vicar at St. Paul Parish in Cambridge, to pastor at St. Eulalia Parish in Winchester. The effective date of this action is Oct. 22, 2012.


  • From the Friday, August 03, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Richard E. Cannon from pastor at St. John the Baptist Parish in Quincy, to pastor at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Hopkinton. The effective date of this action is Sept. 3, 2012.


  • From the Friday, July 20, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Rodney J. Copp from pastor at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Waltham, to pastor at St. Gerard Majella Parish in Canton. The effective date of this action is Aug. 28, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Father Robert R. Kennedy to resign as pastor at St. Monica St. Augustine Parish in South Boston. The cardinal has also granted Father Kennedy senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is July 31, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Thomas J. Powers as pastor at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Lynnfield. This appointment is in addition to Father Powers' assignment as pastor at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Lynnfield. The effective date of this action is Aug. 1, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father George C. Hines from pastor at St. Mary Parish in Wrentham and from pastor at St. Martha Parish in Plainville, to pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Medford. The effective date of this action is Aug. 1, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Frank J. Silva from pastor at Corpus Christi St. Bernard Parish in Newton, to pastor at St. Margaret Parish in Burlington. The effective date of this action is Sept. 4, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Robert J. Carr from pastor at St. Benedict Parish in Somerville, to pastor at Holy Trinity Parish in Quincy. The effective date of this action is Oct. 1, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Very Reverend Thomas F. Nestor, V.F., from pastor at St. Eulalia Parish in Winchester, to pastor at St. Paul Parish in Hingham. The effective date of this action is Aug. 26, 2012.


  • From the Friday, June 29, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the first priestly assignments of the Archdiocese of Boston Presbyteral Class of 2012. Unless otherwise noted, each is appointed parochial vicar at his respective assignment(s). The effective date of these actions was June 28, 2012:

    Reverend Eric M. Bennett to Gate of Heaven Parish and Saint Brigid Parish in South Boston.

    Reverend Eric F. Cadin to Saint Michael Parish in North Andover.

    Reverend Felipe de Jesus Gonzalez to Cathedral of the Holy Cross Parish in Boston.

    Reverend John J. Healy to Saint Pius Fifth Parish in Lynn.

    Reverend Adrian A. Milik to Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish in Bridgewater.

    Reverend Michael F. Sheehan, FPO, to Priest-Friar with the Franciscans of Primitive Observance.



    Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Most Rev. Arthur L. Kennedy from Rector of Saint John's Seminary in Brighton, to Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2012.

    Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Rev. Msgr. James P. Moroney from Member of the Adjunct Faculty at Saint John's Seminary in Brighton, to Rector of Saint John's Seminary in Brighton. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2012.


  • From the Friday, June 15, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Paul T. Clifford from pastor at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Hopkinton, to pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Braintree. The effective date of this action is pending the appointment of Father Clifford's successor at St. John the Evangelist Parish.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the resignation of Father John M. Sullivan as pastor at St. Margaret Parish in Burlington. The effective date of this action was June 12, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Father John E. Farrell, V.F., to resign as pastor at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Lynnfield. The cardinal has also granted Father Farrell senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Aug. 1, 2012.


  • From the Friday, May 18, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Michael J. Doyle from temporary parochial vicar at St. Michael Parish in North Andover, to pastor at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Danvers. The effective date of this action is June 5, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Paul J. Aveni from administrator at Holy Trinity Parish in Quincy, to pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Middleborough and to pastor at Saints Martha and Mary Parish in Lakeville. The effective date of this action is June 5, 2012.


  • From the Friday, May 11, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Shawn P. Carey, from part-time parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Hopkinton and part-time assistant director of the Office of the Apostolate for the Deaf, to director of the Office of the Apostolate for the Deaf of the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of this action is June 5, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., accepts the resignation of Father Alonso E. Macias as pastor at St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Roxbury, pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Jamaica Plain, and pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Jamaica Plain. The cardinal has also assigned Father Macias as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Marlborough. The effective date of this action is June 5, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Carlos F. Flor, from parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Revere, to pastor at St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Roxbury, to pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Jamaica Plain, and to pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Jamaica Plain. The effective date of this action is June 5, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., accepts the resignation of Father Patrick J. McLaughlin, administrator at St. Joseph Parish in Medford. The cardinal has also granted Father McLaughlin senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 26, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Father Robert J. Carr to resign as pastor at St. Benedict Parish in Somerville. Father Carr will be accepting another assignment within the archdiocese. The effective date of this action is pending the appointment of his successor.


  • From the Friday, April 27, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has accepted the request of Father John L. Sullivan to resign as pastor at St. Gerard Majella Parish in Canton. The effective date of this action is June 5, 2012. Father Sullivan will be accepting another archdiocesan assignment.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap, has announced the appointment of Very Reverend Kevin M. Sepe, V.F., from pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Braintree, to Episcopal Vicar and Secretary of Parish Life and Leadership in the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2012.


  • From the Friday, April 20, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Arthur T. MacKay from parochial vicar at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Woburn, to pastor at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Marshfield. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2012.


  • From the Friday, April 13, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Father Gerard L. Dorgan to resign as pastor at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Danvers. The cardinal has also granted Father Dorgan senior priest /retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 5, 2012.


  • From the Friday, April 06, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Father Richard P. Crowley to resign as pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Middleborough. The cardinal has also granted Father Crowley senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 5, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Father Francis E. Daley to resign as pastor at Saints Martha and Mary Parish in Lakeville. The cardinal has also granted Father Daley senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 5, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has accepted the request of Father James F. Rafferty to resign as pastor at St. Paul Parish in Hingham. The cardinal has also granted Father Rafferty senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 5, 2012.


  • From the Friday, March 30, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Kevin J. Deeley from Temporary Administrator at St. Raphael Parish in Medford, to Pastor at St. Michael Parish in North Andover. The effective date of this action is April 27, 2012.


  • From the Friday, March 23, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap, has announced the appointment of Very Reverend John W. Delaney, V.F., from Temporary Administrator at St. Michael Parish in North Andover, to Pastor at Sacred Hearts Parish in Haverhill. The effective date of this action is April 10, 2012.


  • From the Friday, March 16, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap, has accepted the request of Father Henry J. Jennings to resign as Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Somerville. The cardinal has also granted Father Jennings Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is May 8, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Brian J. McHugh as Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Somerville. This appointment is in addition to his present assignments as Pastor at St. Ann Parish in Somerville and Pastor at St. Catherine of Genoa Parish in Somerville. The effective date of this action is May 8, 2012.


  • From the Friday, March 09, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Richard M. Erikson from Priest Pursuing Higher Studies/Sabbatical status, to Pastor at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Sudbury. The effective date of this action was March 1, 2012.


  • From the Friday, February 24, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Edward F. Doughty, from part-time Campus Minister at Salem State University in Salem and as part-time Campus Minister at University of Massachusetts in Boston, to Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Medford. The effective date of this action is March 1, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Mark E. Ballard from Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Marshfield to Pastor of St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Melrose. The effective date of this action is March 4, 2012.


  • From the Friday, February 03, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Paul T. Keyes as member of the pastoral team at St. Michael Parish in North Andover. Cardinal O'Malley has also granted Father Keyes Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions was Jan. 15, 2012.


  • From the Friday, January 13, 2012 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Joseph R. Foster as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Medford. The effective date of this action was Jan. 1, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father John M. Sullivan, from pastor of St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Melrose to pastor of St. Margaret Parish in Burlington. The effective date of this action is Feb. 1, 2012.


  • From the Friday, December 23, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Jeremy P. St. Martin as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Townsend. The effective date of this action is Jan. 1, 2012. Father St. Martin's assignment as Coordinator of Catholic Deaf Ministries in the Office of Cultural Diversity remains in effect until Feb. 1, 2012.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Henry G. Chambers to resign as pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Millis, for reasons of health. The cardinal has also granted Father Chambers Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Jan. 1, 2012.


  • From the Friday, December 09, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Cornelius J. Mullaney to resign as Moderator and Member of the Team Ministry at St. Pius Fifth Parish in Lynn, for reasons of health. The cardinal has also granted Father Mullaney Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions was Dec. 2, 2011.


  • From the Friday, November 11, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Thomas A. Mahoney, from Catholic Chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston to Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Belmont. The effective date of this action is Dec. 8, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father John E. Sheridan as Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Salem. The effective date of this action is Nov. 9, 2011. Father Sheridan's appointment as pastor at St. James Parish in Salem remains in effect.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John E. MacInnis, VF, as Pastor at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Salem. The effective date of this action is Nov. 9, 2011. This appointment is in addition to Father MacInnis' present assignment as Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Peabody.


  • From the Friday, October 21, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Shawn W. Allen, from Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Townsend to Pastor at St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish in Billerica. The effective date of this action is Oct 23, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Michael J. Bova Conti to resign as Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Sudbury. The effective date of this action will be pending the appointment of his successor at Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Father Bova Conti will participate in a priestly renewal/sabbatical program and then accept another archdiocesan assignment upon his return.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Joseph P. Robinson to resign as Pastor of St. Margaret Parish in Burlington. The cardinal has also granted Father Robinson Senior Priest/Retirement status with responsibility to the Emergency Response Group. The effective date of this action will be pending the appointment of his successor at St. Margaret Parish.


  • From the Friday, October 14, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Eugene D. Tully as Pastor of St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish in Billerica. The effective date of this action was Oct. 6, 2011.


  • From the Friday, October 07, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    His Eminence, Seán P. Cardinal O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the first assignments of the newly ordained permanent deacons, class of 2011, of the archdiocese; the assignments are effective Sept. 17, 2011.

    Deacon David A. Brooks to St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Tyngsborough, and Office of Marriage Ministry, Braintree.

    Deacon Christopher Z. Connelly to Christ the King Parish, and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, and St. Edith Stein Parish, Brockton, and Office of Diaconate Formation, Braintree.

    Deacon Paul D. Coughlin to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Carver, and Office of Diaconal Life and Ministry, Braintree.

    Deacon Joseph B. Guerrier to St. Ann Parish and St. Catherine of Genoa Parish, Somerville, and Office of Cultural Diversity, Braintree.

    Deacon Geoffrey W. Higgins to Good Shepherd Parish, Wayland, and Office of Diaconal Life and Ministry, Braintree.

    Deacon Joseph J. Hopgood to St. John the Evangelist Parish, East Bridgewater, and Office of Pastoral Care (Prison Ministry), Braintree.

    Deacon Cheonil Kim to Korean Catholic Community, Newton, and Office of Cultural Diversity, Braintree.

    Deacon Paul M. Kline to St. Mary Parish, Foxborough, and Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach, Braintree.

    Deacon Howard C. League to St. Thecla Parish, Pembroke, and Office of Religious Education, Braintree.

    Deacon Vincent J. Leo to St. John the Evangelist Parish, Winthrop, and Office of Pastoral Care (Hospital Ministry), Braintree.

    Deacon Timothy J. Maher to St. Jerome Parish, Weymouth, and Pro-Life and Respect Life Office, Braintree.

    Deacon Thomas L. O'Donnell to St. Peter Parish, Cambridge, and Office of Diaconate Formation, Braintree.

    Deacon Kevin J. Winn to St. Joseph Parish, Kingston, and Office of Marriage Ministry, Braintree.


  • From the Friday, September 30, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father George C. Hines as Pastor of St. Martha Parish in Plainville. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Wrentham. The effective date of this action was Sept. 25, 2011.


  • From the Friday, August 19, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Thomas E. Keyes from Temporary Administrator of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Medford to Pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Ipswich. The effective date of this action is Sept. 1, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Albert M. Faretra from Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Belmont to Pastor of St. Blaise Parish in Bellingham. The effective date of this action is Oct. 3, 2011.


  • From the Friday, August 12, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap., has accepted the decision of Father Thomas J. Stanton to resign as Pastor at St. Martha Parish in Plainville. Father Stanton has been granted a leave of absence. The effective date of these actions is Sept. 6, 2011.


  • From the Friday, July 15, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John G. Kiley from Pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Ipswich to Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Gloucester. The effective date of this action was July 10, 2011.


  • From the Friday, May 27, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Newly Ordained Class of 2011



    His Eminence, Seán P. Cardinal O'Malley OFM Cap. has announced the first assignments of the newly ordained priests of the archdiocese. Unless otherwise noted each is appointed parochial vicar at his respective assignment(s), and the effective date is June 1, 2011.

    Father John Anthony D'Arpino to St. Thomas Aquinas, Bridgewater.

    Father Michael Joseph Farrell to Holy Family, Amesbury and Star of the Sea, Salisbury.

    Father Seán Patrick Hurley, FPO, to Apostolates of the Friars of Primitive Observance.

    Father Andrew Taegon Kwang Lee to Sacred Heart, Weymouth.

    Father Mark William Murphy to St. Agatha, Milton.

    Father Carlos David Suarez to Christ the King, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Edith Stein, Brockton.


  • From the Friday, May 06, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Joseph G. Arsenault to resign, as Parochial Vicar at St. Bridget Parish in Abington, for reasons of health. The cardinal has also granted Father Arsenault Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions was April 30, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Michael J. Kearney to resign as Pastor at St. Blaise Parish in Bellingham. Father Kearney will be accepting another assignment within the archdiocese. The effective date of this action is May 31, 2011.


  • From the Friday, April 22, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has accepted the request of Father Harold E. LeBlanc to resign as Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Woburn. The cardinal has also granted Father LeBlanc Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions was April 15, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Father George J. Butera from Temporary Administrator of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Revere to Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Revere. The effective date of this action was April 18, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Msgr. Paul V. Garrity from unassigned status to Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood. The effective date of this action is May 31, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Edward D. McCabe from Temporary Administrator of St. Edith Stein Parish in Brockton to Pastor of St. Ann Parish in West Bridgewater. The effective date of this action is May 31, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Father George E. Morin from Moderator and Member of the Team Ministry at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Saugus, and from Moderator and Member of the Team Ministry at St. Margaret Parish in Saugus to Pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Merrimac. The effective date of this action is May 31, 2011.


  • From the Friday, April 15, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Stephen J. Linehan from a period of release for duty as a Chaplain in the United States Navy to Pastor at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Westwood. The effective date of this action is May 19, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father William D. Devine from Temporary Administrator at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Beverly to Pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Bridgewater. The effective date of this action is May 31, 2011.


  • From the Friday, March 04, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Msgr. Cornelius M. McRae to resign, as Pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood. The cardinal announces that Msgr. McRae will accept the appointment as Spiritual Director for the Casa Santa Maria of the Pontifical North American College in Rome. The effective date of these actions is May 31, 2011.


  • From the Friday, February 18, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap., has accepted the request of Father R. Michael Guarino to resign, as Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Revere, for reasons of health. The cardinal has also granted Father Guarino Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is March 1, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap., has accepted the request of Father Michael J. Harkins to resign as Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Jamaica Plain. The cardinal has appointed Father Harkins as Parochial Vicar at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish in Newton. The effective date of these actions is March 1, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Alonso E. Macias from Parochial Vicar at St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish in Cambridge to Pastor of St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Roxbury, to Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Jamaica Plain, and to Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Jamaica Plain. The effective date of this action is March 1, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap., has announced the appointment of Father Louis R. Palmieri as Pastor of Star of the Sea Parish in Salisbury. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Amesbury. The effective date of this action is March 1, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap., has announced the appointment of Father James T. Kelly from Temporary Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Newburyport to Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Billerica. The effective date of this action is March 15, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Timothy A. Harrison from Moderator and Member of the Team Ministry at Holy Family Parish in Gloucester, to Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Newburyport. The effective date of this action is March 15, 2011.


  • From the Friday, January 21, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap has announced the appointment of Father William F. Murphy from Chaplain for the Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Center in Cambridge to Spiritual Director and full-time Member of the Faculty at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston. The effective date of these actions is May 31, 2011.


  • From the Friday, January 14, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father John T. Swencki to resign as Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Billerica. The cardinal has also granted Father Swencki Health Leave status. The effective date of these actions was Jan. 9, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Joseph M. Mazzone, from Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish in Weymouth to Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Hull. The effective date of this action is Feb. 1, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Edward C. McDonagh to resign, as Pastor of St. Ann Parish in West Bridgewater, for reasons of health. The cardinal has also granted Father McDonagh Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is May 4, 2011.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Very Reverend Joseph K. Raeke, V.F., from Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Bridgewater to Pastor of Christ the King Parish in Brockton, to Pastor of St. Edith Stein Parish in Brockton, and to Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Brockton. The effective date of this action is May 31, 2011.


  • From the Friday, January 07, 2011 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Very Rev. James J. Laughlin, VF from pastor of St. Ann Parish in Wayland and from pastor of St. Zepherin Parish in Wayland to pastor of the newly formed Parish of the Good Shepherd in Wayland. The effective date of these actions was Jan. 1, 2011.


  • From the Friday, December 17, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Thomas B. Morgan to resign as Pastor of Star of the Sea Parish in Salisbury. The cardinal has also granted Father Morgan Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Jan. 16, 2011.


  • From the Friday, December 10, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Phillip B. Earley as Pastor of St. Dorothy Parish in Wilmington. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as Pastor of St. Thomas of Villanova Parish in Wilmington. The effective date of this action is Jan. 9, 2011.


  • From the Friday, November 26, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father William S. Dunn, from Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Parish in Chelmsford to Pastor at St. John Chrysostom Parish in West Roxbury. The effective date of this action is Dec. 12, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Timothy E. Kearney, from Pastor at St. Mary Parish in Hull to Pastor at All Saints Parish in Haverhill. The effective date of this action is Jan. 16, 2011.


  • From the Friday, October 29, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father William J. English to resign as Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Quincy. The cardinal has also granted Father English Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions was Oct. 15, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Kevin P. Horrigan to resign as Pastor of St. Dorothy Parish in Wilmington. The cardinal has also granted Father Horrigan Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Nov. 8, 2010.


  • From the Friday, October 08, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Jason M. Makos, from Temporary Administrator of Holy Family in Amesbury to Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Whitman. The effective date of this action was Sept. 26, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Stephen M. Boyle from Co-Director of Campus Ministry at Emmanuel College in Boston to Pastor of Incarnation of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Parish in Melrose. The effective date of this action is Oct. 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Joseph T. MacCarthy, from Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Medway to Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Plymouth. The effective date of this action is Oct. 17, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Thomas C. Boudreau, from Parochial Vicar at St. Ann Parish in Quincy to Pastor of St. Michael Parish in Avon. The effective date of this action is Oct. 24, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father David C. Michael, from Pastor of St. John Chrysostom Parish in West Roxbury to Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Needham. The effective date of this action is Nov. 7, 2010.


  • From the Friday, August 20, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father William B. Palardy, from Member of the Faculty at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston to Rector of Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston. The effective date of this action is Sept. 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the decision of Father Michael Parise to resign as Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Billerica. The effective date of this action is Sept. 1, 2010. Father Parise has been granted a leave of absence.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John T. Swencki, from Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Whitman to Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Billerica. The effective date of this action is Sept. 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Christopher J. Casey, from Parochial Vicar at St. Agnes Parish in Arlington to Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Methuen. The effective date of this action is Sept. 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Robert A. Poitras, from Parochial Vicar at St. Agatha Parish in Milton to Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Georgetown. The effective date of this action is Sept. 12, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Bishop-elect Arthur L. Kennedy as a Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of this action is Sept. 14, 2010. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as Rector of St. John Seminary, Brighton.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Bishop-elect Peter J. Uglietto from Rector of Blessed John XXIII National Seminary, Weston to Regional Bishop of the North Region and as a Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of these actions is Sept. 14, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Louis R. Palmieri, from Pastor of St. Michael Parish in Avon to Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Amesbury. The effective date of this action is Sept. 26, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the decision of Father Michael J. Harkins not to seek reappointment as Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Jamaica Plain. The effective date of this action is Oct. 1, 2010. Father Harkins will be accepting a new assignment in the archdiocese.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Paul J. Aveni, from Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Revere to Pastor of St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Roxbury and Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Jamaica Plain. The effective date of this action is Oct. 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Very Reverend James J. Barry, VF, as Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Revere. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Chelsea. The effective date of this action is Oct. 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John P. Kearns, from Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Plymouth to Catholic Chaplain at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. The effective date of this action will be pending the appointment of his successor at St. Mary Parish.


  • From the Friday, August 13, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father David P. O'Donnell from Pastor of Christ the King Parish in Brockton to Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Needham. The effective date of this action will be pending the appointment of his successor at Christ the King Parish.


  • From the Friday, August 06, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Robert W. Murray as Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Haverhill. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as Pastor of St. James Parish in Haverhill. The effective date of this action was Aug. 1, 2010.


  • From the Friday, June 25, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Keith P. LeBlanc as Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Haverhill. The effective date of this action was June 18, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father James M. Carroll to resign as Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Georgetown for health reasons. The cardinal has also granted Father Carroll Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions will be pending the appointment of a new pastor.


  • From the Friday, June 18, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Michael C. Harrington as Director of the Office for Outreach and Cultural Diversity of the Archdiocese of Boston. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as Assistant Director of Vocations of the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father John J. Grimes as Pastor of St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish in Sherborn. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as Pastor of Most Precious Blood Parish in Dover. The effective date of this action is Aug. 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap, has announced the appointment of Father Brian L. Flynn from Member of the Team Ministry at St. Edith Stein Parish in Brockton, to Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Lynn. The effective date of this action is Aug. 1, 2010.


  • From the Friday, June 11, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Rodney J. Copp to Director of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith. The effective date of this action is June 14, 2010. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Waltham.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Marc J. Bishop from Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Methuen to Pastor of St. Rita Parish in Lowell and Pastor of St. Marguerite D'Youville Parish in Dracut. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the change in status of Father Terence P. Curley from Health Leave to Senior Priest/Retirement status for reasons of health. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2010.


  • From the Friday, June 04, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Michael B. Medas from Associate Director to Director of Clergy Personnel for the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father J. Michael Lawlor from Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Needham to Pastor of St. Paul Parish in Hamilton. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2010.


  • From the Friday, May 28, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of newly ordained priest, Father Daniel P. Moloney to Parochial Vicar at St. Columbkille Parish in Brighton. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of newly ordained priest, Father Guy F. Sciacca to Parochial Vicar at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Chelmsford. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of newly ordained priest, Father Gregory G. Vozzo to Parochial Vicar at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Braintree. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2010.


  • From the Friday, May 21, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Brian E. Mahoney from Pastor of St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish in Sherborn to Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Dracut. The effective date of this action is June 14, 2010.


  • From the Friday, May 14, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Daniel J. Finn as Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish in Dorchester. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2010. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as Pastor of St. Mark Parish in Dorchester.


  • From the Friday, May 07, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John A. Currie from Parochial Vicar at St. Paul Parish in Hingham to Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Holbrook. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2010.


  • From the Friday, April 23, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Louis D. Bourgeois to resign as Pastor of St. Paul Parish in Hamilton. The Cardinal has also granted Father Bourgeois Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is July 1, 2010.


  • From the Friday, April 16, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Darin V. Colarusso from Parochial Vicar at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Braintree to Pastor of St. Athanasius Parish in Reading. The effective date of this action is June 28, 2010.


  • From the Friday, April 09, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Christopher Gomes, newly incardinated into the Archdiocese of Boston, from Temporary Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick Parish in Roxbury to Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Peabody. The effective date of this action is April 12, 2010.


  • From the Friday, April 02, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father William T. Kelly from Director of the Office of Clergy Support and Ongoing Formation to Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Dedham. The effective date of this action is May 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Robert J. Deehan from Director of Clergy Personnel to Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Duxbury. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Very Rev. Daniel D. Magni, VF to resign as Pastor at St. Rita Parish in Lowell. The Cardinal has also granted Father Magni Senior Priest / Retirement status for health reasons. The effective date of these actions is June 1, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Robert L. Connors from Pastor of St. Marguerite D'Youville Parish in Dracut and from Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Dracut to Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Watertown. The effective date of these actions will be pending the appointment of his successor at St. Marguerite D'Youville Parish and at St. Francis of Assisi Parish.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Edward M. Riley from Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Holbrook to Formation Director for Pastoral Ministries at St. John's Seminary in Brighton. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2010. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as Spiritual Director/Liaison for home-school families in the Archdiocese of Boston.


  • From the Friday, March 26, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Bryan K. Parrish from Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Duxbury to Assistant Vicar for Administration and Special Assistant to the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of these actions is May 17, 2010.


  • From the Friday, March 05, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father William G. Williams from Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Dedham to Pastor of St. Peter Parish in Plymouth. The effective date of this action will be pending the appointment of his successor at St. Mary Parish.


  • From the Friday, February 26, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Thomas J. Stanton from Administrator to Pastor of St. Martha Parish in Plainville. The effective date of this action was Feb. 20, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John E. Sheridan as Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Salem-Peabody. The effective date of this action is April 12, 2010. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as Pastor of St. James Parish in Salem.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the decision of Msgr. Paul V. Garrity not to seek reappointment as Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Lynn. The effective date of this action is June 30, 2010. Msgr. Garrity will accept another archdiocesan assignment.


  • From the Friday, February 19, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Frederick L. Barr as Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Watertown. The effective date of this action was Feb. 4, 2010.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father William T. Kremmell to resign as Pastor of St. Athanasius Parish in Reading. The cardinal has also granted Father Kremmell Senior Priest/Retirement status with the understanding that Father Kremmell will accept emergency response assignments until he reaches age 75. The effective date of these actions is June 28, 2010.


  • From the Friday, February 12, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Richard T. Burton from Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Salem-Peabody and from Administrator of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Peabody to Pastor of St. Lucy Parish in Methuen. The effective date of these actions is April 12, 2010.


  • From the Friday, February 05, 2010 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John W. Gentleman from Administrator to Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Manchester by the Sea and of St. John the Baptist Parish in Essex. The effective date of these actions was Feb. 1, 2010.


  • From the Friday, December 18, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Thomas S. Rafferty as pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Nahant. The effective date of this action was Dec. 15, 2009. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Swampscott.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Richard L. Casey from temporary administrator to pastor of St. Anne Parish in Littleton. The effective date of this action was Dec. 15, 2009.


  • From the Friday, December 11, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Thomas E. Keyes as Pastor of St. Lucy Parish in Methuen and has granted him permission to serve with the Missionary Society of St. James the Apostle. The effective date of these actions is April 12, 2010.


  • From the Friday, November 20, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Clifton M. Thuma as Pastor of St. Anne Parish in Littleton. The effective date of this action is Dec. 1, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the end of the assignment of Father James L. McCune as Director of the Office for Senior Priests. The cardinal has also granted Father McCune Senior Priest / Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Jan. 1, 2010. Father McCune will remain as Chaplain to Senior Priests of the archdiocese.


  • From the Friday, October 30, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Wallace E. Blackwood as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Manchester-by-the-Sea and as Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Essex. The effective date of this action is pending the appointment of his successor. Father Blackwood will accept another archdiocesan assignment.


  • From the Friday, October 23, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap, has announced that he is ending the appointment of Most Rev. Francis X. Irwin as Regional Bishop of the North Region of the Archdiocese of Boston and he is granting Bishop Irwin Senior Bishop/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions was Oct. 20. Bishop Irwin will remain as a vicar general of the archdiocese. [On Oct. 20, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI accepted Bishop Irwin's resignation as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese on having reached the age limit.]

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap, has announced the appointment of Father John F. Mulloy to Interim Regional Episcopal Vicar of the North Region of the Archdiocese of Boston and the change of his present assignment from full-time to part-time Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish in Malden. The effective date of these actions was Oct. 20, 2009.


  • From the Friday, September 18, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation, offered for reasons of health, of Father Terence P. Curley as pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in Nahant. The effective date of this action is pending the appointment of his successor.


  • From the Friday, September 11, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Oscar J. Pratt as Pastor at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Boston (Roxbury). The effective date of this action was Sept. 7, 2009.


  • From the Friday, July 31, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Thomas A. Kopp from Pastor of St. James the Greater Parish in Boston to Rector of St. Anselm Church in Sudbury. The effective date of these actions is Aug. 24, 2009. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as Archdiocesan Director of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith.


  • From the Friday, July 17, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap has announced the appointment of Father Jonathan M. Gaspar as Co-Director of the Office for Worship and Spiritual Life of the Archdiocese of Boston, effective July 15, 2009. This is in addition to Father Gaspar's current assignment as Priest Secretary to His Eminence, the Cardinal.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap has announced the appointment of Msgr. Dennis F. Sheehan as Associate Director in the Office for Worship and Spiritual Life of the Archdiocese of Boston, effective July 15, 2009. This is in addition to Msgr. Sheehan's current assignment as parochial vicar at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Newton.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the decision of Father Edward F. Doughty not to seek reappointment for another term as pastor of St. Bernadette Parish, Randolph. The cardinal has also granted Father Doughty a period of health leave at the end of which he will accept another archdiocesan assignment. The effective date of these actions is Aug. 1, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Linh T. Nguyen from Parochial Vicar at St. Bernadette Parish, Randolph to Pastor of St. Bernadette Parish, Randolph, effective Aug. 1, 2009.


  • From the Friday, June 26, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Vincent J. Gianni from Temporary Administrator of St. Florence Parish in Wakefield to Pastor of St. Florence Parish in Wakefield. The effective date of this action was June 15, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Paul L. Ring from Pastor of Sacred Heart-St. James Parish in Groton and from Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Pepperell to Pastor of the newly formed parish of Our Lady of Grace in Pepperell. The effective date of these actions is July 1, 2009.


  • From the Friday, June 19, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the end of the assignment of Father Jose Manuel de la Pena as Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in East Boston. The effective date of this action was June 17, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Oscar Martin as Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in East Boston. The effective date of this action was June 17, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father James L. McCune as Chaplain to Senior Priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2009. This appointment is in addition to his present assignment as Director of the Office for Senior Priests.


  • From the Friday, May 29, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the first assignments of the newly ordained priests of the archdiocese. Each is appointed parochial vicar in the respective parish or parishes, unless otherwise noted. The effective date of each assignment is June 2, 2009.

    Father Frank D. Camp, St. Mary Parish, Franklin

    Father Shawn P. Carey, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Hopkinton and Assistant Director of the Office of the Deaf Apostolate (part time in each).

    Father David W. Gunter, St. Monica Parish, Methuen

    Father Seán M. Maher, Holy Family Parish, Duxbury

    Father Huy H. Nguyen, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, and Holy Family Parish and St. Peter Parish, Dorchester

    Father Israel J. Rodriguez, Immaculate Conception Parish, Marlborough

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John J. Connolly to Pastor of St. Brendan Parish in Dorchester. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2009. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as Special Assistant to the Archbishop.


  • From the Friday, May 22, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father David B. Couturier, OFM, Cap. as Director of Pastoral Planning for the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of this action was May 4, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father James B. Clark as Moderator of the Team Ministry at St. Monica Parish in Methuen. The effective date of this action was May 14, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Robert J. Congdon as Pastor of St. Paul Parish in Cambridge. The effective date of this action was May 14, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Patrick S. Armano from Member of the Team Ministry at St. Monica Parish in Methuen to Pastor of St. Monica Parish in Methuen. The effective date of this action was May 14, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Michael E. Drea from Parochial Vicar at St. Ann Parish in Quincy to Pastor of St. Paul Parish in Cambridge. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Brian M. Clary from Rector at St. Anselm Church in Sudbury to Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Brookline. The effective date of this action is pending the appointment of his successor at St. Anselm Church. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as Director of the Priests' Recovery Program of the Archdiocese of Boston.


  • From the Friday, May 15, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father H. Joseph Murphy to resign as pastor of St. Florence Parish in Wakefield. The cardinal has also granted Father Murphy Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is May 31, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Kenneth V. Cannon from parochial vicar at Holy Family Parish in Duxbury to pastor of St. Mary of the Nativity Parish in Scituate. The effective date of these actions is June 1, 2009.


  • From the Friday, April 17, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father James L. Fahey to resign as Pastor of St. Margaret Parish in Beverly. The cardinal has also granted Father Fahey Senior Priest /Retirement status. The effective date of these actions was April 15, 2009.


  • From the Friday, April 10, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Brian F. Manning from Pastor of St. Mary of the Nativity Parish in Scituate to Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Franklin. The effective date of this action is May 12, 2009.


  • From the Friday, March 27, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Right Rev. John J. Ahern from Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Brookline to Pastor of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Dorchester, and to Pastor of St. Peter Parish in Dorchester and to Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Dorchester. The effective date of these actions is May 5, 2009.


  • From the Friday, February 27, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Aidan J. Walsh from full-time Member of the Staff of the Metropolitan Tribunal to Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish in Milton. In addition, Father Walsh has been appointed as a part-time Member of the Staff of the Metropolitan Tribunal to serve there one day a week. The effective date of these actions is March 6, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father David P. Callahan from Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Franklin to Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Quincy. The effective date of this action will be pending the appointment of his successor at St. Mary Parish in Franklin.


  • From the Friday, January 02, 2009 edition of The Pilot

    “The Archdiocese of Boston announced today that two allegations of sexual abuse of a minor by Father James F. Power (’62) have been found to be unsubstantiated. Father Power was placed on administrative leave in February 2002, after a review of his file revealed he had been the subject of an allegation in 1993. A second allegation was reported to the archdiocese in October 2002. Father Power has now been removed from administrative leave and has been assigned the status of Senior Priest.



    The complaints against Father Power were found to be unsubstantiated and his ministry, beyond sacramental celebrations with members of his family, will be exercised with the permission of the Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese of Boston. In reaching this decision, Cardinal Seán O’Malley reaffirmed his concern for all persons impacted by the sad reality of sexual abuse of children by clergy. The cardinal and the archdiocese remain committed to resolving cases of this nature in a manner that is as just as possible for all involved.”


  • From the Friday, December 19, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father J. Garret Thomson from Temporary Member of the Emergency Response Group and Temporary Administrator of St. Martha Parish in Plainville to Pastor of St. Martha Parish in Plainville. The effective date of these actions was Dec. 12, 2008.


  • From the Friday, December 12, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John M. Rowan from Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Quincy to Pastor of St. George Parish in Framingham. The effective date of this action is Jan. 10, 2009.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Paul R. Soper from Pastor of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Dorchester to Pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish in Weymouth. The effective date of this action is Feb. 3, 2009.


  • From the Friday, November 14, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Mark E. Ballard from Parochial Vicar at All Saints Parish in Haverhill to Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Marshfield. The effective date of this action is Nov.29, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John M. Capuci from a period of priestly renewal/sabbatical to Pastor at St. Malachy Parish in Burlington. The effective date of this action is Dec. 12, 2008.


  • From the Friday, October 24, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father Laurence J. Borges as Pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish in Weymouth. The effective date of this action is Feb. 3, 2009. Father Borges will be accepting another Archdiocesan assignment.


  • From the Friday, October 10, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John W. Gentleman from Administrator to Moderator of the Team Ministry at Holy Family Parish in Amesbury. The effective date of this action was Oct. 4, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Conrad Salach, OFM, Conv. to Member of the Team Ministry at Holy Family Parish in Amesbury. The effective date of this action was Oct. 4, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Ronald L. St. Pierre from Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Lynnfield to Pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Tyngsborough. The effective date of this action is Oct. 23, 2008.


  • From the Friday, September 12, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Thomas J. Reilly to resign as Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Marshfield. The Cardinal has also granted Father Reilly Senior Priest/Retirement status for health reasons. The effective date of these actions was Sept. 1, 2008.


  • From the Friday, September 05, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced that, following consultation with their respective provincials, he has appointed:

    Father Andrzej Urbaniak, OFM Conv. as pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa (Polish) Parish in South Boston effective Sept. 1, 2008.

    Father Dominic Rodighiero, CS as pastor of St. Anthony of Padua (Italian) Parish in Everett effective Sept. 1, 2008.


  • From the Friday, August 29, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced that Father Wayne L. Belschner will resume his assignment as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in East Boston, and will not be appointed as Director of Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Director at St. John Seminary in Brighton. The effective date of these actions is retroactive to Aug. 20, 2008.


  • From the Friday, August 15, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the end of the assignment of Father David H. Gill, SJ as Pastor of St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Roxbury since Father Gill has accepted a new assignment from the Jesuit community. The effective date of this action was June 22, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Msgr. Charles J. Bourque to be granted Senior Priest/Retirement status. Msgr. Bourque's assignment as Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Jamaica Plain ended when the Capuchin Friars accepted the pastoral of the care of the parish. Father Brendan Buckley, OFM Cap. will be the new pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. The effective date of these actions was Aug. 6, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Wayne L. Belschner from Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in East Boston to Director of Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Director at St. John's Seminary in Brighton. The effective date of these actions will be Aug. 20, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap., after consultation with the provincial of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) has appointed the Very Rev. Raymond F. Collins, CSSR as pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Boston (the gMission Churchh). The effective date was Aug. 3, 2008. [Last week we incorrectly listed Father Collins' first name; it is Raymond, not Charles.]


  • From the Friday, August 08, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap., after consultation with the provincial of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorists) has appointed the Very Rev. Raymond F. Collins, CSSR as pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Boston (the "Mission Church"). The effective date was Aug. 3, 2008.


  • From the Friday, July 18, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Robert J. Sullivan to resign as pastor of St. Thecla Parish in Pembroke. The effective date of this action was June 27, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Joseph S. McCarthy from Temporary Administrator to Pastor of St. Thecla Parish in Pembroke. The effective date of this action was June 27, 2008.


  • From the Friday, June 13, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father James J. Laughlin to pastor of St. Zepherin Parish in Wayland. This is in addition to his assignment as pastor of St. Ann Parish in Wayland. The effective date of this action is June 30, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Leonard F. O'Malley from pastor of St. Malachy Parish in Burlington to pastor of St. Peter Parish in Cambridge. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father James M. DiPerri from member of the faculty at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary as Director of Field Education to pastor of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish in Waltham. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2008.


  • From the Friday, June 06, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father J. Garret Thomson to resign as pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Tyngsborough. The effective date of this action is July 11, 2008.


  • From the Friday, May 30, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of the newly ordained priests of the archdiocese. They are appointed as a parochial vicar in the respective parishes. The appointments are effective on June 3, 2008.

    Father Joseph G. Arsenault, St. Bridget, Abington

    Father Tamiru F. Artaga, Immaculate Conception, Malden

    Father Mark D. Barr, St. John the Baptist, Quincy.

    Father William P. Lohan, St. Mary, Dedham

    Father Arthur T. MacKay, St. Catherine of Siena, Norwood

    Father Joseph M. Mazzone, Sacred Heart, Weymouth

    Father Paul V. Sullivan, St. Joseph, Needham.



    Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Marc J. Bishop from Member of the Team Ministry at Holy Family Parish in Amesbury to Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Methuen. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2008.



    Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Albert A. Sylvia from Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Peabody to Spiritual Director and full-time Member of the Faculty at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston. The effective date of these actions is August 1, 2008.


  • From the Friday, May 23, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Sean M. Connor from delegate for investigations to pastor of St. Ann Parish in Dorchester. The effective date of this action is June 3, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Thomas S. Rafferty from parochial vicar at St. Patrick Parish in Natick to pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Swampscott. The effective date of this action is June 3, 2008.


  • From the Friday, May 09, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced that he has ended the assignment of Father Daniel J. Finn as pastor of St. Peter Parish in Dorchester. The effective date of this action was May 1, 2008. Father Finn remains pastor of St. Mark Parish in Dorchester.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced that he is ending the appointment of Father John R. McLaughlin as pastor of St. Monica Parish in Methuen and he is granting Father McLaughlin permission to serve on a lend-lease basis in the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. The effective date of these actions is June 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father James B. Clark from parochial vicar to moderator of the team ministry at St. Monica Parish in Methuen. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Patrick S. Armano from parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish in Needham to member of the team ministry at St. Monica Parish in Methuen. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Vincent E. Daily from Temporary parochial vicar at St. Ann Parish in Somerville and St. Catherine of Genoa Parish in Somerville to pastor of St. Gregory Parish in Dorchester. The effective date of these actions is June 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap has announced the appointment of Father Michael A. Alfano from member of the team ministry at St. Stephen Parish in Framingham to Director of Field Education and full-time member of the faculty at Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston. The effective date of these actions is June 3, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Francisco J. Anzoategui from parochial vicar at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Chelsea to moderator of the new team ministry at St. Stephen Parish in Framingham. The effective date of this action is June 3, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Albert H. Stankard from moderator of the team ministry at St. Stephen Parish in Framingham to member of the new team ministry at St. Stephen Parish in Framingham. The effective date of this action is June 3, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced that he is ending the appointment of Father John J. Connolly as rector at Cathedral of the Holy Cross Parish in Boston. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2008. Father Connolly will devote a greater amount of time as special assistant to the archbishop, and he will remain as temporary administrator at Holy Trinity Parish in Boston.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Kevin J. O'Leary from pastor at St. Peter Parish in Cambridge to rector of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross Parish in Boston. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2008.


  • From the Friday, May 02, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the decision of Father John F. Mulloy not to seek reappointment as pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Saugus. The cardinal has also appointed Father Mulloy as temporary parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Wellesley. The effective date of these actions is June 3, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father George E. Morin from pastor of St. Margaret Parish in Saugus to moderator of the new team ministry at St. Margaret Parish in Saugus and Blessed Sacrament Parish in Saugus. The effective date of these actions is June 3, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Daniel P. McCoy from parochial vicar at St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish in North Reading to member of the new team ministry at St. Margaret Parish in Saugus and Blessed Sacrament Parish in Saugus. The effective date of these actions is June 3, 2008.


  • From the Friday, April 18, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Most Rev. Emilio S. Allue, SDB from regional bishop of the Merrimack Region to vicar for the Hispanic Apostolate and Evangelization. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Arthur M. Coyle from secretary for Pastoral and Ministerial Services to regional episcopal vicar of the Merrimack Region. The effective date of this action is July 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Thomas S. Foley from pastor of St. Ann Parish in Dorchester to episcopal vicar and secretary for Parish Life and Leadership. The effective date of this action is June 3, 2008.


  • From the Friday, April 11, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Raymond Van De Moortell from pastor to moderator of the team ministry at St. Adelaide Parish in Peabody. The cardinal has also appointed Father Van De Moortell as St. John Seminary's librarian. The effective date of these actions is June 3, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father David C. Lewis from parochial vicar at St. Mary Parish in Holliston to member of the team ministry at St. Adelaide Parish in Peabody. The effective date of this action is June 3, 2008.


  • From the Friday, April 04, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced that the Augustinian Friars (Order of St. Augustine OSA) will withdraw from the pastoral care of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Methuen. Archdiocesan clergy will assume leadership responsibility for the parish. The effective date of these actions is June 20, 2008.


  • From the Friday, March 28, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Sean M. McCarthy to resign as pastor of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Parish in Waltham. The effective date of this action is April 1, 2008.


  • From the Friday, March 21, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Frederick L. Barr from temporary member of the emergency response group to pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Watertown. The effective date of this action is April 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father George C. Hines from parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish in Malden to pastor of St. Mary Parish in Wrentham. The effective date of this action is May 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Msgr. Paul T. Ryan to resign as pastor of St. Gregory Parish in Dorchester. The cardinal has also granted Msgr. Ryan senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Ronald J. Bourgault to resign as pastor of St. Zepherin Parish in Wayland. The cardinal has also granted Father Bourgault senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 30, 2008.


  • From the Friday, February 15, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Jonathan M. Gaspar from parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish, Marlborough to Secretary and Master of Ceremonies to the Cardinal. Father Gaspar will continue as part time vocation director of the archdiocese. The effective date will be March 10, 2008.


  • From the Friday, February 08, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Stephen M. Healy from temporary member of the emergency response group and from parochial vicar at St. Bridget Parish in Abington to pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Halifax. The effective date of this action was Feb. 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'tMalley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Stephen J. Madden from pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Watertown to pastor of St. Mary Parish in Foxborough. The effective date of this action will be pending the appointment of his successor at St. Patrick Parish.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father David C. Goodrow to resign as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Wrentham. The effective date of this action will be pending the appointment of his successor. Father Goodrow will be accepting another archdiocesan assignment.


  • From the Friday, January 18, 2008 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Joseph M. Hennessey to resign as pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Halifax effective Jan. 11, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced that he is ending the assignment of Father Vincent P. Von Euw as pastor of St. Ambrose Parish in Dorchester and he is granting Father Von Euw senior priest/retirement status effective Feb. 1, 2008.


  • From the Friday, December 14, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Thomas J. Reilly from pastor of St. Mary Parish in Foxborough to pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Marshfield. The effective date of this action is Jan. 7, 2008.


  • From the Friday, December 07, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Matthew M. Williams from parochial vicar at St. Mary Parish in Dedham to director of the Office for the New Evangelization of Youth and Young Adults. The effective date is Jan. 1, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Brian P. Smith from parochial vicar to moderator of the team ministry at St. Edith Stein Parish in Brockton. The effective date is Jan. 7, 2008.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Brian L. Flynn from parochial vicar at Gate of Heaven Parish in South Boston to member of the team ministry at St. Edith Stein Parish in Brockton. The effective date is Jan. 7, 2008.


  • From the Friday, November 16, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced that he is ending the assignment of Father Michael J. Doyle as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Canton in order to release him for active duty service as a chaplain in the United States Naval Reserve. The effective date will be Dec. 1, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Donald P. Clifford to resign as pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Marshfield. The cardinal has also granted Father Clifford senior priest/retirement status. The effective date will be Jan. 1, 2008.


  • From the Friday, October 19, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Joseph M. Hennessey from parochial vicar at St. Theresa of Lisieux Parish in Billerica to pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Halifax. The effective date of this action is Oct. 30, 2007.


  • From the Friday, October 05, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father James A. Flavin from pastor of St. Edith Stein Parish in Brockton to full-time director of pastoral care for priests and to facilitator of the clergy funds. The effective date of these actions will be pending the appointment of a successor.


  • From the Friday, September 21, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Paul J. Aveni to pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Revere. The effective date of this action is Oct. 8, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Msgr. Andrew F. Connell to resign as archdiocesan director of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith. The cardinal has also granted Msgr. Connell senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Oct. 30, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Thomas A. Kopp from pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Parish in Halifax to archdiocesan director of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith and to pastor of St. James the Greater Parish in Boston. The effective date of these actions is Oct. 30, 2007.


  • From the Friday, August 10, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, has announced the appointment of Father Ronald G. Calhoun from parochial vicar of St. George Parish in Framingham to pastor of St. Michael Parish in Hudson. The effective date is Sept. 10, 2007.


  • From the Friday, August 03, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Very Rev. Mark A. Mahoney as judicial vicar of the Archdiocese of Boston and has appointed him as pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Topsfield. The effective date is Sept. 1, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Mark O'Connell from assistant to the moderator of the curia for canonical affairs and adjutant judicial vicar to judicial vicar of the Archdiocese of Boston and vice-chancellor of the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date is Sept. 1, 2007.



    Archdiocesan Consultors



    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Very Rev. Peter J. Uglietto, rector of Blessed John XXIII National Seminary, Weston, as a member of the board of consultors of the archdiocese. This is in addition to Father Uglietto’s other assignments.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Arthur M. Coyle, secretary for Pastoral and Ministerial Services of the archdiocese, as a member of the board of consultors of the archdiocese. This is in addition to Father Coyle’s other assignments.


  • From the Friday, July 20, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Brother James Peterson, OFM Cap. has been appointed Assistant to the Moderator of the Curia for Canonical Affairs and a Vice Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Boston.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Robert J. Congdon from parochial vicar of Sacred Heart Parish in Middleborough to pastor of St. Paul Parish in Cambridge and to senior chaplain of the Harvard Catholic Student Center. The effective date of these actions is Aug. 1, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Richard C. Conway to resign as pastor of St. Ann Parish in Somerville, and has appointed him as temporary member of the Emergency Response Group. The effective date of these actions is Aug. 1, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Brian J. McHugh to pastor of St. Ann Parish in Somerville. This is in addition to his assignment as pastor of St. Catherine of Genoa Parish in Somerville. The effective date of this action is Aug. 1, 2007.


  • From the Friday, June 29, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father E. Paul Sullivan to resign as pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Topsfield. The cardinal has also granted Father Sullivan senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions will be pending the appointment of a successor.


  • From the Friday, June 15, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Ronald D. Coyne from temporary member of the emergency response team to pastor of St. Mary Parish in Randolph. The effective date of this action is June 18, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Msgr. Dennis F. Sheehan to resign as pastor of St. Paul Parish in Cambridge and as senior chaplain at the Harvard Catholic Student Center. The effective date of this action will be pending the appointment of a successor. Msgr. Sheehan will be accepting another archdiocesan assignment.


  • From the Friday, June 01, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointments of the newly ordained priests of the archdiocese of Boston. Each is appointed as parochial vicar at the respective parish.

    > Father Robert J. Blaney to St. Mary Parish, Franklin

    > Father Christopher J. Casey to St. Marguerite D’Youville Parish, Dracut and St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Dracut

    > Father Andreas R. Davison to St. Theresa of Avila Parish, West Roxbury

    > Father Martin G. Dzengeleski to Holy Name Parish, West Roxbury

    > Father Daniel J. Kennedy to St. John the Evangelist Parish, Winthrop

    > Father Charles Madi to St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish, Beverly

    > Father Matthew J. Westcott to St. Mary Parish, Scituate

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Paul J. Aveni to resign as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Holbrook. The effective date of this action is June 25, 2007. Father Aveni will be accepting another archdiocesan assignment.


  • From the Friday, May 11, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Robert M. Blaney, VF from pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Dracut to pastor of St. Jerome Parish in Weymouth. The effective date of this action is June 25, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Raymond Van De Moortell from parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Winthrop to pastor of St. Adelaide Parish in Peabody. The effective date of this action is June 25, 2007.

    Ed. -- Father Van De Moortell was incardinated as a priest of the archdiocese on May 8, 2007.


  • From the Friday, May 04, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Stephen S. Donohoe from member of the faculty/director of supervised ministries at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton to pastor of St. Mary Parish in Chelmsford. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father R. Paul Cornell from temporary member of the emergency response group to pastor of St. Cecilia Parish in Ashland. The effective date of this action is June 5, 2007.


  • From the Friday, April 06, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father David C. Goodrow from parochial vicar at St. Patrick Parish in Stoneham to pastor of St. Mary Parish in Wrentham. The effective date of this action is June 12, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Walter A. Carreiro from pastor of St. Michael Parish in Hudson to pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Cambridge. The effective date of this action is June 30, 2007.


  • From the Friday, March 30, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Stephen B. Rock from release for duty as a chaplain in the United States Navy to pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Reading. The effective date of this action is June 1, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Thomas F. Wyndham to resign as pastor of St. Jerome Parish in Weymouth for health reasons. The cardinal has also granted Father Wyndham senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions will be pending the appointment of a new pastor.


  • From the Friday, March 23, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Leo E. Martel to resign as pastor at St. Mary Parish in Chelmsford. The cardinal has also granted Father Martel Senior Priest/Retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 1, 2007.


  • From the Friday, March 16, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Joseph A. Antonellis to resign as pastor at St. Adelaide Parish in Peabody. The effective date of this action will be pending the appointment of a new pastor.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Paul F. Mulligan to resign as pastor at St. Cecilia Parish in Ashland. The cardinal has also granted Father Mulligan senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 5, 2007.


  • From the Friday, March 02, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Arthur L. Kennedy from lend lease to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis [Faculty of Theology and Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas] to rector of St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. The effective date is July 1, 2007.


  • From the Friday, February 23, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Msgr. William F. Glynn to resign as pastor at Holy Family Parish in Duxbury. The cardinal has also granted Msgr. Glynn senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 30, 2007.


  • From the Friday, February 02, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Robert W. Murray from parochial vicar at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston to pastor of St. James Parish, Haverhill effective Feb. 12, 2007.


  • From the Friday, January 12, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Charles J. Higgins from parochial vicar at St. Theresa of Avila Parish, Boston (West Roxbury) to pastor of Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish in Newton and to administrator at St. Philip Neri Parish in Newton. The effective date of these actions is Jan. 15, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Timothy E. Kearney from parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Parish in Roslindale to pastor at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Hull. The effective date of this action is Jan. 22, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Brian M. Clary from parochial vicar at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Brookline to rector of St. Anselm Church in Sudbury. The effective date of this action is Jan. 29, 2007. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as director of the priests’ recovery program for the Archdiocese of Boston.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John W. Gentleman from administrator to moderator of the team ministry at Holy Family Parish in Amesbury. The effective date of this action is Feb. 15, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Marc J. Bishop from health leave to member of the team ministry at Holy Family Parish in Amesbury. The effective date of this action is Feb. 15, 2007.


  • From the Friday, January 05, 2007 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Francis X. Mawn from pastor of St. James Parish in Haverhill to pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Lawrence. The effective date of this action is Feb. 1, 2007.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Jose S. Ferreira to resign as pastor at St. Anthony of Padua parish in Cambridge. The cardinal has also granted Father Ferreira senior priest/ retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 30, 2007.


  • From the Friday, December 22, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John W. Gentleman from moderator of the team ministry at Holy Family Parish, Amesbury to administrator of Holy Family Parish, Amesbury. The effective date is Jan. 1, 2007.


  • From the Friday, December 01, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced that he is ending the appointment of Most Rev. John P. Boles as Regional Bishop of the Central Region of the Archdiocese of Boston and he is granting Bishop Boles senior bishop/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Dec. 29, 2006. Bishop Boles will remain as a vicar general of the archdiocese.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Bishop-elect Robert F.

    Hennessey from pastor at Most Holy Redeemer Parish in East Boston to regional bishop of the Central Region and as a vicar general of the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of

    these actions is Dec. 29, 2006.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Bishop-elect John A. Dooher from pastor at St. Mary Parish in Dedham to regional bishop of the South Region and as a vicar general of the Archdiocese of Boston. The effective date of these actions is Dec. 29, 2006.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the resignation of Father David M. O’Leary as rector at St. Anselm Church in Sudbury. The effective date of this action is Dec. 29, 2006. Father O’Leary will continue his service as university chaplain at Tufts University in Medford.


  • From the Friday, November 24, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Arthur C. Flynn to resign as pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Reading. The cardinal has also granted Father Flynn senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is June 1, 2007.


  • From the Friday, November 17, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Thomas S. Domurat from pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Lawrence to pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish in Boston (East Boston) effective Dec. 29, 2006. [Father Domurat will succeed Bishop-elect Robert F. Hennessey who was named auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese on Oct. 12, 2006.]

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father William G. Williams from pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Hull to pastor of St. Mary Parish in Dedham effective Dec. 29, 2006. [Father Williams will succeed Bishop-elect John A. Dooher who was named auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese on Oct. 12, 2006.]


  • From the Friday, November 03, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Thomas J. Buckley to resign as a member of the team ministry at Holy Family Parish in Amesbury. The cardinal has also granted Father Buckley senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Jan.1, 2007.


  • From the Friday, October 27, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Timothy J. Kelleher from pastor to moderator of the team ministry at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Walpole. The effective date of this action is Nov. 28, 2006.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Emile R. Boutin, from parochial vicar to member of the team ministry at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Walpole. The effective date of this action is Nov. 28, 2006.


  • From the Friday, October 20, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John L. Sullivan from administrator to pastor of St. Gerard Majella Parish in Canton, effective Oct. 10, 2006.

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John F. Carmichael from temporary member of the emergency response group to pastor of St. Ann by the Sea Parish in Marshfield. The effective date of this action is Nov. 1, 2006.


  • From the Friday, September 29, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Edward F. Sherry from pastor of Nativity Parish in Merrimac to pastor of the new Holy Redeemer Parish in West Newbury-Merrimac. The effective date of this action is Oct. 30, 2006.


  • From the Friday, September 15, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment

    of the newly ordained permanent deacons of the archdiocese:

    Deacon John A. Brent to St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Norwood

    Deacon Francis A. Dello Russo to St. Patrick Parish, Stoneham

    Deacon Paul A. Dow to Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Lynnfield

    Deacon George M. Gabriel to Sacred Heart Parish, Middleborough

    Deacon James F. Greer to Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Plymouth

    Deacon Martin W. Henry to Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Halifax

    Deacon John A. Hulme to St. Peter Parish, Plymouth

    Deacon Augustine J. Hwang to Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish, Newton and to St. Philip Neri Parish, Newton

    Deacon Paul A. Lewis to St. John the Baptist Parish, Quincy

    Deacon William F. Maloney to Holy Trinity Parish, Quincy

    Deacon Daniel C. Nelson to Corpus Christi-St. Bernard Parish, Newton

    Deacon Hon H. Nguyen at St. Ambrose Parish, Boston (Dorchester)

    Deacon Christopher P. Reilly to St. Mary of the Sacred Heart Parish, Hanover

    Deacon Carl M. Roberts to Our Lady of Hope Parish, Ipswich

    Deacon Guy C. St. Sauveur to St. Michael Parish, Bedford

    Deacon Richard Siebert to Immaculate Conception Parish, Newburyport

    Each appointment was effective Sept. 9, 2006.


  • From the Friday, September 08, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Edward T. Serena to resign as pastor of St. Ann by the Sea Parish in Marshfi eld. The cardinal has also granted Father Serena senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Nov. 1, 2006.


  • From the Friday, August 18, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father John E. Sassani from moderator of the team ministry at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Newton to pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Newton. The effective date of this action was July 28, 2006.


  • From the Friday, July 21, 2006 edition of The Pilot

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced that effective June 30, 2006, he has ended the assignment of Father James D. Lyons as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Rowley due to the merger of the parish with St. Mary Parish in Georgetown. Effective that same date, the cardinal has granted Father Lyons senior priest/retirement status.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Paul T. Clifford from pastor of St. Marguerite D’Youville Parish in Dracut to pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Hopkinton. The effective date of this action was July 17, 2006.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has announced the appointment of Father Robert L. Connors from temporary member of the Emergency Response Team to pastor of St. Marguerite D’Youville Parish in Dracut. The effective date of this action was July 17, 2006.

    Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM, Cap. has accepted the request of Father Bernard P. McLaughlin to resign as pastor of St. Gerard Majella Parish in Canton. The cardinal has also granted Fr. McLaughlin senior priest/retirement status. The effective date of these actions is Sept. 17, 2006.