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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.