Fr. Peter DeFazio | 

Here is a little bit of my background: I am native of Waltham & Watertown, Massachusetts. I attended Sacred Heart Parish in Waltham as a child. After a career in labor law enforcement, I entered Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary. I was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston on May 24, 2014. But I think what is really relevant to those reading this is my faith journey. When I was working in downtown Boston, years before entering the seminary, I frequented inner city shrines. St. Leonard's in the North End, St. Joe's in the West End, and especially St. Anthony's in Downtown Crossing. In many ways, these churches were a lifeline to me, keeping me connected to my faith. I know what it is like to be immersed in a secular world, full of distractions and sensory gratification, relying upon the oasis of faith that a downtown Boston shrine can offer. A place to say a prayer, light a candle, perhaps go to confession, purchase a Mass card, go to Mass, and discover the peace of Eucharistic Adoration. If you want to write me, you can leave me a note here: Fr Peter E-Mail

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Fr. Paolo was born in Trieste – Italy in 1973. He went to school and college in his hometown and after graduating from college joined the seminary of the Fraternity of St. Charles Borromeo in Rome. In 2001 he was ordained deacon and assigned to the mission of the Fraternity in Taiwan. He became a priest in 2002 and as primary assignment he taught Italian at the “Fu Jen Catholic University” of Taipei, Taiwan. He also helped as parochial vicar at parish assigned to the Fraternity, the St. Francis Xavier parish in Taishan. After ten years in Taiwan he went back to Italy and was assigned to the mission in Boston. He arrived in Boston at the beginning of 2012. He taught math and religion in high school for four years and later became parochial vicar at St. Clement parish in Medford/Somerville. He was appointed First Assistant at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage on June 1, 2018.

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