15th Annual

Celebration of the Priesthood

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2023 Celebration of the Priesthood! We look forward to gathering together again next year!

See below for this year’s event video which highlights the way in which our priests bring light to our communities through their ministry.


Our Sponsors

*Sponsors as of 9.14.23

Regina Cleri Sponsors

  • Linda and Jay Hooley
  • Roche Family

Intentional Living Sponsors

  • Anonymous
  • Craft Brewers Guild of Boston, a Sheehan Family Company
  • Karen and Mark Vachon

Anniversary Sponsors

  • Tracy and Scott Brown
  • Janet and C. Michael Daley
  • Eastern Bank Foundation
  • The Flatley Foundation
  • The Folan Family
  • Rita and Kevin Gill
  • Nancy and Stephen Hooley
  • Sharon Keith
  • Mary Kemp and Family
  • The Lagan Family
  • In Memory of Msgr. Francis McGann
  • North Shore Bank – Kevin M. Tierney, Sr.

Dedicated Care Sponsors

  • Claire and John Bertucci

Mindfulness Sponsors

  • Anonymous
  • Barbara and Brad Caron
  • Eileen and Jack Connors
  • Lynne and David Hegarty
  • Peter S. Lynch
  • Carolyn and James MacDonald
  • The McGrath Family
  • The Shaughnessy Family
  • Jean C. Tempel
  • Mary and Stephen Wessling
  • Yawkey Foundation

James MacDonald

  • Current Senior Advisor, Fidelity Investments focusing on strategic initiatives.
  • 20+ years as Executive at Fidelity Investments with a proven track record of developing strategies and growing businesses, while delivering long-term financial performance in highly competitive markets.
  • Many years in technology including Athena Health, State Street Corporation, and Bank NY Mellon
  • Longtime parishioner of Holy Family Parish, Duxbury
  • BS, University of Massachusetts; The Wharton School Executive Development Program, University of PA

Rev. Thomas S. Rafferty

  • Ordained a Priest in May 2005
  • Currently serves as Pastor of St. Oscar Romero Parish in Canton, MA
  • Prior assignments include: St. John the Evangelist Parish, Swampscott, St. Patrick Parish, Natick
  • Before entering the seminary, Fr. Rafferty earned his law degree at New England School of Law and worked many years as a lawyer
  • Undergraduate degree from Boston College

Rev. J. Michael Lawlor

  • Ordained a Priest in May 1973
  • Currently serves as Pastor of The Church of St. Paul in Hamilton, MA
  • Prior assignments include: St. Joseph Parish, Needham, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Lynnfield; St. Ann Parish, Peabody; St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Danvers; St. Theresa of Avila, West Roxbury
  • Has served on the Archdiocese’s Presbyterial Council, the College of Consultors, the Board of Trustees for Saint John Seminary, and several other Archdiocesan committees

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The Clergy Trust Team and Board of Trustees thank Cardinal Seán for his unfailing commitment to his brother priests and his enthusiasm in working with laity over the last 20 years, creating a lasting legacy on the Archdiocese of Boston and the future care of our clergy.

For his loving ministry, his servant leadership, and his gracious collaboration, we are eternally grateful.

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