New pastor in Sharon, two senior priests named

Archbishop Seán P. O’Malley has announced the appointment of a new pastor to our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Sharon and the naming of two priests as senior priests of the archdiocese.

Father Scott Euvrard

Father Scott Euvrard has accepted an additional responsibility with his appointment as pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows parish in Sharon. Already serving as chaplain at Regis College in Weston, he will now have to juggle his time between two priestly responsibilities in very different settings.

A native of Athol, Father Euvrard was ordained by Cardinal Law at Holy Cross Cathedral on May 21, 1994. His first assignment was to St. Margaret Parish, Lowell. In 1995, he moved to St. Pius Fifth in Lynn where he served until 1999. That fall, he pursued graduate studies and returned in the spring of 2001 to be a parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish, Needham. Two years later, he became a member of the archdiocese’s Emergency Response Team, assisting in various parishes during times of special need. On Dec. 1, 2003, he was named administrator of St. Louis de France Parish, Lowell. In that position, he helped the parish through the processing of closing as the parish was one of those to be suppressed during the archdiocesan reconfigura-tion.

In August 2004, Archbishop O’Malley named him as Campus Ministry, on a part-time basis, at Regis College in Weston. The college, one of the sponsored ministries of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, serves young women in its four-year liberal arts program.

Father John Murray

Archbishop O’Malley has granted Father John Murray senior priest/retirement status. Until its suppression, he had been the pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Concord since 1991. Raised in Watertown, Father Murray attended archdiocesan seminaries and was ordained to the priesthood by Cardinal Cushing on Feb. 2, 1962 at the cathedral.

His first assignment was to St. Patrick, Roxbury serving until 1969. His second assignment was as different in community as in geography, Our Lady of the Assumption in Lynnfield. The suburban parish was a dramatic change for the urban environment of St. Patrick, Roxbury. In 1980, he moved just two towns south to Melrose where he was parochial vicar at Incarnation parish.

In 1985, Cardinal Law first named him administrator and then pastor of St. Charles Borromeo parish, Waltham. After almost six years in the “Watch City” he was named pastor of St. Bernard in Concord in June 1991.

During his ministry at St. Bernard, he oversaw the renovation of the parish church as well as tending to the many needs of that suburban parish. With the announcement of the suppression of both parishes in Concord and the creation of a new parish there, Father Murray asked to be named a senior priest, which Archbishop O’Malley granted, effective Oct. 25.

Father Daniel Crowley

Archbishop O’Malley has announced that he has granted senior priest/retirement status to Father Daniel Crowley. A Lowell native, Father Crowley attended Boston College and Blessed John XXIII Seminary in Weston. He was ordained a priest of the archdiocese of Boston on May 20, 1968.

At the time, the archdiocese was richly blessed with large numbers of priests and Father Crowley went immediately on “lend-lease” to the archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska serving there until August 1973.

On his return to Boston, he served briefly as an assistant at St. Joseph Parish in Holbrook before he began a 15-year term of service as hospital chaplain at Norwood Hospital. During that time, he lived for 10 years in residence at St. Catherine of Siena rectory, and served as administrator of St. Peter Parish, Norwood until 1989.

In 1989, he was named parochial vicar at St. Mary of the Hills Parish, Milton closing out his long term of service as hospital chaplain in Norwood. Shortly, he moved to St. Gerard Majella, Canton, also as parochial vicar. In June 1991, he was named pastor of Star of the Sea Parish, Quincy. His great effectiveness as hospital chaplain and his love for that special ministry was evidenced when he was named as chaplain of South Shore Hospital, Weymouth in 1997. He served at South Shore Hospital until August 2003, when he was named administrator of St. James the Great Parish, Wellesley.

With the announcement of the suppression of St. James Parish during the reconfigu-ration plan, Father Crowley sought senior priest status and the archbishop granted that request, effective Oct. 31, 2004.