Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184


MC Sullivan
Chief Health Care Ethicist and Director for Initiative on Palliative Care and Advanced Care Planning
Office: 617-746-5734
Diane McCarthy
Parish Education Coordinator
Office: 617-746-5732
Suzanne Graul
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Office: 617-746-5738

Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning


The Initiative for Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning is a recently established program of the Archdiocese of Boston.  Its goal is to provide education, outreach and advocacy that will create an informed public about palliative care, a multidisciplinary approach to the care of the seriously ill which is patient-centered and family-oriented.  The program also supports, promotes and provides education about Advance Care Planning which allows people to discuss and make known their wishes for care in anticipation of a time when they cannot speak for themselves.  Most importantly, the Advance Care Planning component of the initiative provides information about how to designate a health care proxy or surrogate decision maker who will be their voice when they can no longer make or articulate their health care decisions.

Palliative Care/ Advance Care Planning Presentations  

9/5/2019 7:00 PM Holy Family Parish, Duxbury, 781-934-5055
9/23/2019 7:00 PM St. Patrick Parish, Watertown, 617-926-9680
10/20/2019 6:00 PM Holy Family Parish, Concord, 978-369-7442
10/23/2019 TBD PM St. Mary of the Nativity, Scituate, 781-545-3335
10/26/2019 10:00 AM St. Peter, Plymouth, 508-746-0663
11/2/2019 5:00 PM Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Lynnfield, 781-598-4313
For further information about this initiative or to find out how a resource group can be formed in your parish or collaborative, please contact the office for the Initiative on Palliative Care and Advance Care Planning at 617-746-5732.