Cardinal Seán P. O’Malley has appointed Rev. James Flavin as Episcopal Vicar of the Central Region in the Archdiocese of Boston, effective March 17, 2014.
Raised in Billerica, Massachusetts, Fr. Flavin was ordained to the priesthood on June 20, 1987. His education includes M.Div.,Theology from Saint John's Seminary (1987) and an M.A., Pastoral Counseling from Boston College (1998). His parish assignments have included Saint William Parish in Dorchester, Saint Colman of Cloyne Parish in Brockton, Saint Edward Parish in Brockton, Saint Edith Stein Parish in Brockton and Saint Nicholas Parish in Abington. Fr. Flavin has also ministered to the Cape Verdean Community.
Fr. Flavin is currently the Pastor of The South Boston-Seaport Catholic Collaborative which is comprised of four historic Catholic communities: St. Vincent, St. Peter, St. Monica-St. Augustine, and serving as the Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Voyage.