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Cardinal names vicars for archdiocese


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Following a consultation in which the priests in each vicariate of the archdiocese were asked to nominate priests in the vicariate and after consulting with the regional bishops, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley named the new vicars on July 1, 2011.

Each will serve a three-year term and will be responsible for promoting communication among the cardinal, the regional bishop or regional vicar and the priests of the vicariate. He will also be responsible for visiting the parishes and reporting to the regional bishop on parish life, programs, plans and organizations and also for a regular inspection of the sacramental records to ensure that these documents are being properly maintained, recorded and cared for in each parish.

Each of the vicars is the pastor, rector or moderator of the team ministry of the respective parish or parishes and remains such while serving in the additional role as vicar forane or dean.

Those names in italics are newly appointed; all others are reappointed.

Central Region

Bishop Robert Hennessey, Regional Bishop

Vicariate I

Very Rev. Brian M. Clary, VF, St. Mary of the Assumption, Brookline

Vicariate II

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

Vicariate III

Very Rev. Kevin J. O'Leary, VF, Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston

Vicariate IV

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

Merrimack Region

Very Rev. Arthur Coyle, Regional Vicar

Vicariate I

Very Rev. Paul E. Ritt, St. John the Evangelist, Chelmsford

Vicariate II

Very Rev. Brian E. Mahoney, St. Francis of Assisi, Dracut

Vicariate III

Very Rev. John W. Delaney, St. Michael North Andover

Vicariate IV

Very Rev. Timothy A. Harrison, Immaculate Conception, Newburyport

North Region

Bishop Peter J. Uglietto, Regional Bishop

Vicariate I

Very Rev. John E. Farrell, Our Lady of the Assumption, Lynnfield

Vicariate II

Very Rev. John E. MacInnis, St. John the Baptist, Peabody

Vicariate III

Very Rev. Thomas F. Nestor, St. Eulalia, Winchester

Vicariate IV

Very Rev. Terence J. Moran, St. Rose of Lima, Chelsea

South Region

Bishop John Dooher, Regional Bishop

Vicariate I

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

Vicariate II

Very Rev. Daniel J. Riley, Sacred Heart, Weymouth

Vicariate III

Very Rev. Joseph K. Raeke, Christ the King, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Edith Stein, Brockton

Vicariate IV

Very Rev. Charles J. Higgins, St. Joseph, Kingston

West Region

Bishop Walter Edyvean, Regional Bishop

Vicariate I

Very Rev. Michael W. MacEwen, Immaculate Conception, Marlborough

Vicariate II

Very Rev. Robert L. Connors, St. Patrick, Watertown

Vicariate III

Very Rev. David C. Michael, St. Joseph, Needham

Vicariate IV

Very Rev. John P. Culloty, St. Timothy, Norwood

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