Offices & Services


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.


Cardinal Seán's Blog

03 December 2016
Posted in: Main - Cardinal Seán @ 02:09 AM
Hello and welcome! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I was very happy to be able to spend Thanksgiving with my family in Miami. And, of course, it was the day after Thanksgiving that we saw the death of Fidel Castro. The passing of Fidel Castro is certainly a very historic moment. Even […]

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Airport and Seaport Chaplain

Serving Our Lady of the Airways Chapel at Boston Logan International Airport.  Also serving the seaports of the Metro Boston area.

Archdiocesan College of Consultors

Secretariat: Cardinal's Office
The College of Consultors is a required body in the diocese, presided over by the diocesan bishop, whose membership is constituted by not less than six nor more than twelve bishops and priests, appointed from among the membership of the Presbyteral Council for a period of five years. The functions of the College are dictated by a variety of canons of the Code and pertain primarily to matters of diocesan governance and administration.

Archdiocesan Finance Council

Secretariat: Cardinal's Office
The Archdiocese of Boston Finance Council is one of the three consultative councils of the Archdiocese, along with the Pastoral Council and the Presbyteral Council.  It is a required canonical body, established by the Archbishop for the purpose of advising and assisting him in financial matters in accord with the norms of canon law. 

Archdiocesan Pastoral Council (APC)

Secretariat: Cardinal's Office
A lay advisory group seeking to represent the parishes to the Archbishop of Boston.

Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council

Secretariat: Cardinal's Office
The Archdiocese of Boston Presbyteral Council is a body of priests who assist the archbishop in governing the archdiocese.


Secretariat: Chancellor's Office
The Archdiocesan Archives exists to collect, preserve, and make available all records of significant value which pertain to the Catholic Church in Boston.

Background Screening

Background screening is a tool the Church uses to secure the safety of our children, youth, elderly and the disabled. 


Secretariat: Chancellor's Office
The Benefits Department for the Archdiocese of Boston oversees several benefit programs for lay staff of the Archdiocese and numerous other entities.



Black Catholic Ministries

The Archdiocesan Office for Black Catholics responds to the needs of Black Catholics and the broader Black community of Boston.
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