ABOUT US

The Irish Pastoral Centre was founded in 1987 in response to a large increase in the number of Irish immigrants to the Greater Boston area. The IPC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is funded in part by the Irish government in addition to donations from the Irish/Irish American Community.

ADDRESS

617.265.5300

 

512 Gallivan Boulevard,
​Suite 201,
Dorchester, MA 02124

 

info@ipcboston.org

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ABOUT US

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. 

OUR VISION

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.

OUR COMMUNITY

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
Kathleen O'Toole-South Boston
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, MA

Emigrant Officer,

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

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!

J & M 

May 2011

Dear Kathleen, Thank you so much for your efforts which led to our hiring Katie as a home health aide, working with my elderly dad.  Katie has been terrific and it is so helpful for us to have another person we can count on.  I’ve enclosed a donation from my brother and myself, which I’m sure the center can put to good use.  Thank you again.

 Pat

April 2011

Cora, Sr. Marguerite and Fr. John, I just wanted to thank you all for being so welcoming and gracious host at the senior coffee mornings. I was nervous my Father wouldn’t enjoy himself, but he had a great time and can’t wait for the next meeting. Thanks again.