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: 

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 a.m.


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Pastoral Center Mission, Vision and Operating Principles



To continue the saving ministry of Jesus Christ, the Pastoral Center serves and guides the Catholic parishes, schools, hospitals and agencies within the 144 cities and towns of the Archdiocese of Boston.


In carrying out our mission, we seek to be compassionate professionals who are valued for our faith, service, and integrity.

Am I giving Glory and Honor to God?
Am I serving Christ and His Church?
Am I honoring and respecting those whom I serve and those with whom I serve?

These three questions are ultimately about mission and vision.   The mission of the Archdiocese of Boston is to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ.  These three questions present a vision where we are ministering with glory, honor, service and respect.


We seek to give glory and honor to God and rebuild trust in Christ's Church, following the guidance of the Holy Father and Archbishop of Boston.

We challenge each other to make the most of the gifts God has given us and strive to recognize and reward excellent performance.

We treat each other and those whom we serve fairly, with dignity and with honor, holding ourselves accountable for our commitment to service.

We are dedicated to a culture of collaboration, innovation, and inspiration.