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.


Very Reverend Richard M. Erikson, Ph.D., V.G.

FrErikson_HeadshotFor and overview of the duties of the Vicar General, click here.

Information at a glance: 

  • Born: October 24, 1958
  • Ordained Priest: June 8, 1985
  • Appointed Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of Boston: June 2006

Chaplain, Colonel Richard M. Erikson, United States Air Force Reserve