Archdiocese of Boston Presbyteral Council

The Archdiocese of Boston Presbyteral Council is a body of priests who assist the archbishop in governing the archdiocese. The 1983 Code of Canon Law mandates that presbyteral councils exist in each diocese “to aid the bishop in the governance of the diocese according to the norm of the law, in order that the pastoral welfare of the portion of the people of God entrusted to him may be promoted as effectively as possible.”

2019 – 2024 Presbyteral Council Members
Archdiocese of Boston
Elected Members

Central Region                    

  1. Rev. Carlos F. Flor            
  2. Right Rev. John J. Ahern                 
  3. Rev. Joseph M. White            
  4. Rev.  Michael C. Harrington             

Merrimack Region

  1. Rev. Jeremy P. St. Martin
  2. Rev. Christopher L. Lowe 
  3. Rev. Jiwon Yoon    
  4. Rev. Christopher W. Wallace

North Region                    

  1. Rev. Michael J. Doyle                    
  2. Rev. David C. Lewis                
  3. Rev. Paul K. Hurley                
  4. Rev. Marc J. Bishop                

South Region

  1. Rev. Matthew M. Williams
  2. Rev. Sean M. Connor
  3. Rev. Jason R. Giombetti    
  4. Rev. Michael S. Rora

West Region                    

  1. Rev.  James M. Mahoney            
  2. Rev.  Michael L. Nolan            
  3. Rev.  Eric F. Cadin                        
  4. Rev.  Stephen S. Donohoe

Senior Priests

  1. Rev. Msgr. Peter V. Conley
  2. Rev. Gerald J. Osterman    
  3. Rev. William G. Williams          

Ex Officio Members
Most Reverend
Emilio Allue
John A. Dooher
Robert J. Hennessey
Arthur L. Kennedy
Mark O’Connell
Robert P. Reed
Peter J. Uglietto

Appointed Members
Monsignor
William P. Fay
Very Reverend 
Robert L. Connors
Jonathan P. DeFelice, OSB
William P. Joy
Brian J. McHugh
Bryan K. Parrish
Reverend
William Acevedo
Robert M. Blaney
John A. Currie
Kevin J. Deeley, Moderator
Jonathan M. Gaspar
J. Thomas Gignac
James J. Laughlin
Joseph M. Mazzone
William B. Palardy
Paul R. Soper

Religious Members
Rev. John Bolduc, SM
Rev. William Brown, OMV
Rev. Thomas Conway, OFM
Rev. James Croghan, SJ
Rev. Brendan Darcy, SMA
Rev. John Hanley, OMI
Rev. Anthony Michalik, CSsR

Term 2019 – 2024
Effective as of September 26, 2019