Meet the priests of our Archdiocese of Boston.
Our priests console us in times of sorrow, rejoice with us in times of celebration, and support us in any way they can whenever we need them. They are the true stewards of Christ’s love and mercy in both our parishes and our communities at large.
We invite you to read the stories of these wonderful men. From parish priests to fire chaplains and traveling missionaries, the stories of our priests show a joyful dedication to, and love of everyone they encounter.
The Pine Street Inn: Building a Welcome Home for Boston’s Homeless
Most people think of Boston as the home of renowned landmarks like Faneuil Hall, Fenway Park and the Emerald Necklace. But what many don’t know is that, thanks in large part to the tireless collaborative efforts of Monsignor Francis Kelley, Fr. William Joy and the Association of Boston Urban Priests (ABUP) over the past half century, Boston is also a city where 97% of its homeless population have found a home within the walls of the Pine Street Inn.
With its comprehensive programs geared toward guiding residents through the burdens and life challenges that led them to Pine Street’s doors, the Pine Street Inn represents far more than a home for Boston’s homeless. It also represents a second chance at life.
“The Association of Boston Urban Priests (ABUP) created what we know today as the Pine Inn…It was an effort, I think, on behalf of Father Kelly and the other people involved in ABUP to do something important to the city and to step in where nobody else would at the time, because I think people were afraid.”
Pine Street Inn CEO and President Lyndia Downie