Anseo Le Cheile -Here Together

Our Mission: The Irish Pastoral Centre is committed to welcoming the “stranger among us”. 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 provide grassroots responses to individuals in need offering spiritual, social, legal, and educational support.


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.”

  • Maryellen Brett, President

  • Rev. Dan Finn - ex-officio/Chaplain & Archdiocesan Coordinator

  • William Bulger Jr, Treasurer

  • Chris Lavery, Secretary

  • Sean Henry

  • Neil Hurley

  • Mark Porter

  • Della Costello

  • ​John McColgan

  • Dermott Doyne