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In two separate actions Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley, OFM Cap. has given new assignments to two well-known and highly respected archdiocesan priests.
Father Arthur Coyle
A native son of Weymouth’s Sacred Heart Parish, Father Arthur Coyle has been tapped to be the first head of a newly created cabinet office — Pastoral and Ministerial Services. Until now Father Coyle has been serving as Interim vicar general and moderator of the curia of the archdiocese, filling the gap created by the installation of Bishop Richard Lennon in Cleveland on May 15 and the subsequent arrival in mid-June of Father Richard Erikson as the new vicar general and moderator of the curia.
An alumnus of archdiocesan seminaries, Father Coyle was ordained at Holy Cross Cathedral on May 21, 1977 by Humberto Cardinal Medeiros. His first assignment was as an associate at St. Patrick Parish in Brockton.
In 1982 he was named an associate at St. Bridget Parish in Framingham where he was also responsible for the pastoral care of the students, faculty and staff of neighboring Framingham State College. The assignment at Framingham saw Father Coyle, a man of native musical talent, reunited with his former teacher and likewise musically adept, Msgr. Francis V. Strahan.