Ethnic Communities
Outreach and Cultural Diversity
66 Brook Drive
Braintree, MA 02184-3839


Fr. Michael Harrington
Office: 617-746-5939
Sr. Elsa Narvaez-Rodriguez
Coordinator of Faith Formation for Hispanics
Office: 617-746-5792
Natália Pellicano
Director of Ethnic Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship
Office: 617.746.5793
Lorna DesRoses
Director, Black Catholic Ministries
Office: 617-746-5810
Fax: 617-746-5614
Gail Mattulina
Operations Assistant, Black Catholic Ministries
Office: 617-746-5814
Rev. Francisco (Paco) Anzoategui
Director, Hispanic Apostolate
Office: 617-746-5916
Fernando Fernandez-Arellano
Program Manager, Hispanic Apostolate
Office: 617-746-5816

Ethnic Communities


The Office of Ethnic Communities supports the pastoral care of specific groups within the Archdiocese. 

This Ministry includes the Office for Persons with Disabilities, Prison Ministries and the Airport/Seaport Chaplaincy.

The Ethnic Communities Ministry represents all Catholic ethnic/cultural communities in the archdiocese.   This ministry is a resource for parishes, archdiocesan agencies and the cultural communities themselves for education and communication, fostering integration of the various cultures and faith expressions into the Church of Boston. The Offices of Black Catholics is a part of this ministry.

Please see our office websites for more information on the specific communities.