The Irish Pastoral Centre (IPC) strives to assist Irish immigrants in varying capacities and facilitate their positive transition to life in America. Since 1987 we have been committed to serving the most vulnerable in our community in as culturally sensitive a manner as possible. We are staffed by both Irish born persons and those with strong personal ties to Ireland.
We believe in justice for all, solidarity in the face of hardship, and that the bonds of community are rooted in the best of what it means to be Irish. We are a parish without boundaries that aims to provide love and justice to all.
WHAT WE DO
The Irish Pastoral Centre (IPC) strives to assist Irish immigrants in varying capacities and facilitate their positive transition to life in America. Since 1987 we have been committed to serving the most vulnerable in our community in as culturally sensitive a manner as possible.
The Pastoral Centre is located right in the heart of Dorchester in Adams Village. Our community is a combination of Irish & American people with similar interests and goals that are shared with the IPC. We are guided by the Christian principle of providing help to “the stranger among us.”
IPC BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2020
Sheila Gleeson, Brighton, MA
Rev. Dan Finn - ex-officio/Chaplain & Archdiocesan Coordinator, Dorchester, MA
William Bulger, South Boston, MA
Kathleen Sullivan, Dedham, MA
Chris Lavery, Quincy, MA
Carol D'Arcy, North Weymouth, MA
Neil Hurley, Somerville, MA
Mark Porter, Quincy, MA
Della Costello-Dorchester, MA
John McColgan Dorchester, MA
Margaret Stapleton, Scituate, MA
Maryellen Brett-Dorchester, MA
Sean Henry, Boston, MA
Irish Episcopal Council for Emigrants.
On behalf of the IECE Chair Bishop Kirby and on my own behalf, I wish to pass on our deep appreciation for the excellent support and extraordinary level of pastoral outreach provided by the Irish Pastoral Centre in Boston to Aisling Brady McCarthy these past years.
Your work epitomizes all that is best in our humanity and I am certain it made a profound difference to Aisling during her ordeal.
Maria & Sully E.
Cape Cod, MA.
We have received help over the years from The Irish Pastoral Centre with citizenship and legal issues. We have recommended the Centre many times to others who were so pleased we did as they, like ourselves, would have been lost without the Centre. In particular Kieran. Keep up the great work, it is important and badly needed. God bless you!
My Irish born husband, Francis, died in early February after an excruciating 17 month battle with cancer. As the end of his life approached, he decided he wanted the last rites to be administered before he died. Not being members of a local parish left us rudderless, until we were directed to the Irish Pastoral Center and to Peggy Davis Mullen and Father Dan Finn... Read More
Co. Cork, Ireland
To everyone at the Irish Pastoral Centre,
Now that the dust has settled and Derek was laid to rest in his native Cork last week, I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere thanks to everybody who turned up at St Brendan’s for the Mass last Wednesday week. Even as I write these words, I find them inadequate to describe my sense of awe at the response of the Irish Community to the plight of my brother... Read More