Care Team & Intentional Living Program

Care Team

The Care Team offers one-on-one support to priests with health concerns, particularly as they navigate the healthcare system. This team includes:

Stephen Gust, LNHA, Director of the Regina Cleri Residence
Christine Lilly, RN, Director of Nursing at Regina Cleri
Amy Nash, LSW, MA, Clergy Trust Senior Care Manager
Kate Marshall, INHC, CPT, MA, Clergy Trust Wellness Coordinator

Launched in 2016, the Care Team offers a wealth of talent and expertise in expanding and integrating services for our priests. They act as an extension of family for our priests and are committed to addressing the specific holistic health and wellness needs of priests. 

This team is on the leading edge of care for priests in the US.

 

Intentional Living Program

Clergy Trust’s Intentional Living Program provides preventive health and wellness programs for the roughly 500 active and senior priests of the Archdiocese Boston. This includes a 360-degree approach to healthy living with a focus on proper sleep, hygiene, smart food choices, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Kate Marshall, Clergy Trust Wellness Coordinator, sends out bi-weekly communications to priests that feature everything from exercise videos, to healthy recipes, to overall wellness advice. Kate says, “our team encourages priests to adopt a lifestyle (nutrition, exercise, sleep) that promotes their physical health. We realize that physical health influences mental health, spiritual health, and emotional health and we hope that our priests will learn to manage their physical health by using the tools we provide them.”

The Intentional Living Program serves as a support system and reminder that good health is imperative to our priests continuing their ministry and serving our communities.

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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