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


Natália Pellicano
Director of Ethnic Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship
Office: 617.746.5793
Lorna DesRoses
Evangelization Consultant for Black Catholics
Office: 617-746-5810
Fax: 617-746-5614
Sr. Elsa Narvaez-Rodriguez
Evangelization Consultant for Hispanic Communities
Office: 617-746-5792
Gail Mattulina
Operations Assistant
Office: 617-746-5814
Fr. Michael Harrington
Office: 617-746-5939
Rev. Francisco (Paco) Anzoategui
Chaplain for the Hispanic Apostolate
Office: 617-746-5916
Rev. Alejandro Cardinale-Lopez
Chaplain, V Encuentro

Ethnic Communities


The Faith Formation and Missionary Discipleship for Ethnic Communities team works within the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Support in service of our Ethnic and Cultural Communities. 

The team supports any parish or institution of the Archdiocese of Boston in need of assistance with understanding evangelization and faith formation concepts and implementing best practices for cultural groups and communities.

The main focus of this team is: 

  1. To serve parishes in collaboratives with ethnic/cultural communities as part of the implementation of Disciples in Mission, the pastoral plan for the Archdiocese
  2. Provide support to ethnic/cultural apostolates, pastors, parishes, schools, and catechetical leaders related to ethnic/cultural faith formation for children, youth, young adults, and adults. 
  3. Be a resource for parishes, archdiocesan agencies, ethnic/cultural apostolates and the communities themselves for education and communication in fostering integration of the various cultures and faith expressions into the Church of Boston. 
  4. Assist in providing and forming priests to celebrate masses in different languages throughout parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston. 

Our team offers evangelization and faith formation workshops, consultation, retreats, and training, to parishes, schools, and apostolates with Ethnic/Cultural communities throughout the Archdiocese of Boston. We also work closely with different ethnic/cultural Apostolates to assure that all communities are receiving the care and resources in accordance with their language and culture.   

Black Catholic Ministries, although not an ethnic group but a cultural group, falls under our team through the care of Our Black Catholic Consultant, whom serves both newly arrived ethnic groups and the Black Catholic Community as a whole.

For a list of all of the different apostolates and parish location for masses celebrated in each of the different 21 languages, please click here.

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