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12th Annual Celebration of the Priesthood Virtual Gala
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Stronger Communities

Inspired by the Priests of the Archdiocese of Boston

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Our Impact

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Stronger Communities

Stronger Communities

Nobody Ever Asked Me About My Dream - Except Fr. O’ Brien

Nobody Ever Asked Me About My Dream - Except Fr. O’ Brien

He Gave Me Hope For My Son’s Addiction

He Gave Me Hope For My Son’s Addiction

I Don’t Know If I’d Be Here if I Hadn't Walked Into Church That Day

I Don’t Know If I’d Be Here if I Hadn't Walked Into Church That Day

A Lifeline to Home

A Lifeline to Home

Our Lives Would Have Been Empty

Our Lives Would Have Been Empty

About Us

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Healthier priests. Stronger Communities. Welcome to the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust (CHRT). CHRT is an independently managed trust that is committed to providing ongoing care and support for the health, well-being, and retirement of 564 diocesan priests in good standing across greater Boston. 

Our priests remain an integral presence at the center of extraordinary causes all throughout Greater Boston. This work shares an essential common thread: our priests don’t just enrich the lives of Catholics in the community; they enrich the lives of everyone.

  • 58

    Average Age of Our Active Priests

  • 564

    Diocesan Priests in the Archdiocese

  • 56

    Senior Priests Living in Regina Cleri

What We Provide

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Patricia Muldoon
Parishioner, Immaculate Conception, Weymouth
As parents, our faith life has helped us to guide our family. Without our faith and without the fortune of being able to meet the priests who have had such an impact, I think our lives would’ve been empty.
Joseph Finn
Commissioner, Boston Fire Department
We've been blessed with some outstanding chaplains, like Fr. Dan Mahoney and Fr. John Unni, who really were involved in the lives of our members. They commit so much of their time and energy to firefighters. It's just a blessing for the Boston Fire Department.
Lyndia Downie
President and CEO, Pine Street Inn
The Association for Urban Priests (ABUP) created what we know today as Pine Street Inn … It was an effort, I think, on behalf of Father Kelly and the other people involved in ABUP to do something important for the city and to step in where nobody else would at the time, because I think people were afraid.
Ed Hardiman
Headmaster St. John’s Prep, Danvers
Whether it's in Ecuador and it's in a small recinto far out that it took hours to get to, whether it's in Charlestown or in Lawrence, Fr. Jim Ronan has a guiding core belief that as priest, his vocation is to empower the people that he serves to be unique expressions of God's love in the world.
Hector Heredia
Youth Counselor, Lawrence
Father was there in every way you could think of in my journey. If you love someone the way Father loves and cares for other people, that’s going to be the help that everybody needs. If it wasn’t for that, I don’t know what I’d be doing at this time.

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Supporting CHRT means supporting the health and well-being of priests in good standing throughout greater Boston, who tirelessly serve and strengthen our parish and broader communities.

Healthier Priests. Stronger Communities.

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How your gift helps

Your generosity supports:

  • Intentional Living
  • Dedicated Care
  • Regina Cleri Community
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