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Msgr. Fay and Father Carr named pastors; Father Lynch retires


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Cardinal Séan P. O’Malley, OFM Cap. has named new pastors for two Central Region parishes. Msgr. William P. Fay will be the new pastor of St. Columbkille, Brighton effective July 1, 2006 and Father Robert J. Carr will be the new pastor of St. Benedict, Somerville effective June 30.

Msgr. William Fay

A native of Boston, Msgr. Fay’s family lived for his first years in Holy Name Parish, West members of St. James the Great Parish in Wellesley.

He attended local schools and graduated from Marian High School in Framingham before he entered archdiocesan seminaries. He completed his preparation for ordination at the Gregorian University in Rome while at the Pontifical North American College in the Eternal City.

He returned to the United States for his ordination, which was at St. James Church, Wellesley on July 13, 1974. Cardinal Medeiros was the ordaining bishop.

Father Fay’s first assignment was as an associate at St. Rita Parish in Haverhill. He was assigned with a pastor he came to admire, Father James Radochia. Father Fay’s familiarity with the Italian language helped with the many Italian speakers in the Haverhill parish and his appreciation of Italian cuisine endeared him more to Father Radochia whose culinary talents were well known among his contemporaries.

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