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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.
Bishop Robert Hennessey, Regional Bishop
Very Rev. Brian M. Clary, VF, St. Mary of the Assumption, Brookline
Very Rev. Robert E. Casey, VF, Gate of Heaven and St. Brigid, South Boston
Very Rev. Kevin J. O'Leary, VF, Metropolitan Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston
Very Rev. Walter A. Carreiro, VF, St. Anthony of Padua (Portuguese), Cambridge
Very Rev. Arthur Coyle, Regional Vicar
Very Rev. Paul E. Ritt, St. John the Evangelist, Chelmsford
Very Rev. Brian E. Mahoney, St. Francis of Assisi, Dracut
Very Rev. John W. Delaney, St. Michael North Andover
Very Rev. Timothy A. Harrison, Immaculate Conception, Newburyport
Bishop Peter J. Uglietto, Regional Bishop
Very Rev. John E. Farrell, Our Lady of the Assumption, Lynnfield
Very Rev. John E. MacInnis, St. John the Baptist, Peabody
Very Rev. Thomas F. Nestor, St. Eulalia, Winchester
Very Rev. Terence J. Moran, St. Rose of Lima, Chelsea
Bishop John Dooher, Regional Bishop
Very Rev. Kevin M. Sepe, St. Francis of Assisi, Braintree
Very Rev. Daniel J. Riley, Sacred Heart, Weymouth
Very Rev. Joseph K. Raeke, Christ the King, Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Edith Stein, Brockton
Very Rev. Charles J. Higgins, St. Joseph, Kingston
Bishop Walter Edyvean, Regional Bishop
Very Rev. Michael W. MacEwen, Immaculate Conception, Marlborough
Very Rev. Robert L. Connors, St. Patrick, Watertown
Very Rev. David C. Michael, St. Joseph, Needham
Very Rev. John P. Culloty, St. Timothy, Norwood