About the Archdiocese


Archdiocese of Boston


66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184-3839
Telephone: 617-254-0100
Snow Phone Line – (617) 746-5991

Pastoral Center Information: 

 Office/Staff Directory
Bethany Chapel
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Pastoral Center Gift Shop  

It is the goal of the Pastoral Center to remain open during inclement weather unless travel conditions make it hazardous to get to work. In the event the offices are closed or there is a delay in opening, an announcement will be sent out via the IRIS system. In addition, notice will be recorded on the Snow Phone Line –  (617) 746‐5991 – no later than 5:45 am.


Archbishop, Bishops, Vicars


Archbishop of Boston
Seán Cardinal O'Malley, OFM Cap 

Moderator of the Curia and Vicar General 
Most Reverend Peter J. Uglietto, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston 

Central Region 
Rev. James Flavin Episcopal Vicar for the Central Region
I – Very Rev. Brian M. Clary, VF, Pastor, St. Mary of the Assumption, Brookline
II – Very Rev. Robert E. Casey, VF, Pastor of Gate of Heaven and of St. Brigid, South Boston
III – Very Rev. Kevin J. O'Leary, VF, Rector, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston
IV – Very Rev. Walter A. Carreiro, VF, Pastor, St. Anthony of Padua (Portuguese) Cambridge

Merrimack Region 
Most Reverend Robert F. Hennessey, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston  
I – Very Rev. Paul E. Ritt, VF, Pastor, St. John the Evangelist, Chelmsford
II – Very Rev. Brian E Mahoney, VF, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi, Dracut
III – Very. Rev. Richard T. Burton, VF, Saint Lucy Parish, Methuen
IV – Very Rev. Timothy A. Harrison, VF, Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Newburyport

North Region 
Rev. Gerard Petringa Episcopal Vicar for the North Region
I – Very Rev. Michael A. Hobson, VF, Pastor, St. Agnues, Middleton
II – Very Rev. John MacInnis, VF, Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Peabody
III – Very Rev. Stephen B. Rock, VF, Pastor, Agnes, Reading
IV – Awaiting appointment of a new Vicar Forane

South Region 
Most Reverend John A. Dooher, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston 

I – Very Rev. Paul T. Clifford, VF, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi, Braintree
II – Very Rev. Daniel J. Riley, VF, Pastor, Sacred Heart, Weymouth
III – Very Rev. Joseph K. Raeke, VF, Pastor, St. Edith Stein, Brockton
IV – Very Rev. Charles Higgins, VF, Pastor, St. Joseph, Kingston

West Region 
Very Reverend Brian R. Kiely 
I – Very Rev. Michael W. MacEwen, VF, Pastor, Immaculate Conception, Marlborough
II – Very Rev. Robert L. Connors, VF, Pastor, St. Patrick, Watertown
III – Very Rev. David C. Michael, VF, Pastor, St. Joseph, Needham
IV – Very Rev. John P. Culloty, VF, Pastor, St. Timothy, Norwood

Most Reverend Arthur L. Kennedy
Episcopal Vicar for the New Evangelization of the Archdiocese of Boston

Most Reverend Walter J. Edyvean - Auxiliary Bishop of Boston 
Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Boston 

Most Rev. Emilio S. Allué, SDB, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston 
Episcopal Vicar for the Hispanic Apostolate 
Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

Most Reverend Francis X. Irwin, DD, ACSW
Retired Auxiliary Bishop of Boston

Former Ordinaries - Bishops and Archbishops