On September 1, 2020 I will have a new title: “Senior Priest in the Archdiocese of Boston.” Senior priest status is conferred either for health reasons or at the attainment of age 75. I turned 75 on my birthday this past February.
Becoming a senior priest marks the end of my twenty-two-year term as Parochial Vicar in St Theresa of Avila Church, West Roxbury. But it does not change my appointment as Chaplain of The Congregation of Saint Athanasius nor the status of the congregation. I have sent notice of these forthcoming arrangements to The Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.
My intention is to continue to be available for ministry in St Theresa’s Church and plan to continue maintaining an office in the St Theresa Rectory.
A fuller notice of these developments will be included in the September issue of Contra mundum.