Pastoral Ctr mourns death of Sr Veronica Dobson

Rev Dan Finn is pictured with Sr Veronica Dobson, who had retired and living in Texas. Word of her death was received on Dec. 22, 2021; The Irish Pastoral Ctr will livestream a mass for her on Dec 29

Notice from Boston's Irish Pastoral Center Wed., 12/22/21

Dear Friends,

We have just received news that Sr Veronica Dobson passed away peacefully this morning. The IPC will host a live stream mass on December 29th. More details to follow. Sr Veronica led the Pastoral Centre for 17 years, setting the bar for our standard of care.
May she rest in peace.


The Irish Pastoral Centre - Boston was founded in 1987 in direct response to the large increase in Irish Immigrants in the Greater Boston area. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Dorchester, Massachusetts and offer a comprehensive range of caring and culturally appropriate spiritual, family, social, legal, and educational services to more than 1,300 vulnerable and at-risk immigrants of various ethnic backgrounds of all ages who are in need and living in Greater Boston, primarily Suffolk and Middlesex Counties with plans to expand, to help these immigrants adjust to life in a new country.

The Centre is guided by the Christian principle of providing help to “the stranger among us.” The Irish Pastoral Centre - Boston provides a comprehensive range of services and support to immigrants to assist them in all aspects of coming to a new country, adjusting to life here and becoming active and involved citizens and community members. ‘We are a parish without boundaries.’ 


  • Fr. Dan Finn

  • Fr. John Ronaghan

  • Sr. Veronica Dobson

  • Fr. Tim O'Sullivan

First Executive Director

  • Sr. Veronica Dobson, CSB