New vicars will assist cardinal and regional bishops and regional vicar

Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap. has announced the appointments of vicars forane, also called deans, of the 20 vicariates of the archdiocese; four in each of the five pastoral regions. This assignment is in addition to each priest’s present assignments, and is for a period of three years beginning July 1, 2008.


I Msgr. Francis H. Kelley, VF, Pastor, Sacred Heart, Roslindale

II Very Rev. Robert E. Casey, VF, Pastor of Gate of Heaven and of St. Brigid, South Boston

III Very Rev. Kevin J. O’Leary, VF, Rector, Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston**

IV Very Rev. Walter A. Carreiro, VF, Pastor, St. Anthony of Padua (Portuguese) Cambridge


I Very Rev. Paul E. Ritt, VF, Pastor, St. John the Evangelist, Chelmsford*

II Very Rev. Daniel D. Magni VF, Pastor St. Rita, Lowell*

III Very. Rev. John W. Delaney, VF, Team Ministry, St. Michael, North Andover*

IV Very. Rev. James M. Carroll, VF, Pastor, St. Mary, Georgetown*


I Very Rev. John E. Farrell, VF, Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption, Lynnfield*

II Msgr. Paul V. Garrity, VF, Pastor, St. Mary, Lynn*

III Very Rev. Thomas F. Nestor, VF, Pastor, St. Eulalia, Winchester*

IV Very Rev. James J. Barry, VF, Pastor, Our Lady of Grace, Chelsea


I Very Rev. Kevin M. Sepe, VF, Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi, Braintree

II Very Rev. Daniel J. Riley, VF, Pastor, Sacred Heart, Weymouth

III Very Rev. Joseph K. Raeke, VF, Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas, Bridgewater

IV Very Rev. Bryan K. Parrish, VF, Pastor, Holy Family, Duxbury*


I Very Rev. James J. Laughlin, VF, Pastor of St. Ann and of St. Zepherin, Wayland

II Very Rev. Richard W. Fitzgerald, VF, Pastor, St. Paul, Wellesley

III Very Rev. John J. Grimes, VF, Pastor, Most Precious Blood, Dover

IV Msgr. Timothy J. Moran, VF, Pastor, St. Joseph, Medway

* Indicates a reappointment as vicar forane in the same vicariate.

** Father Kevin J. O’Leary, rector of the metropolitan cathedral, previously served as vicar in the Central Region’s vicariate IV.