The Reverend William T. Kelly, S.T.D., Pastor and Senior Chaplain
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You could argue that Father William Kelly was destined to become the pastor of St. Paul’s one day, as the idea of becoming a priest first occurred to him when he was a fifth grader at the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School (now called the St. Paul’s Choir School). On April 25, 2016, Father Kelly officially assumed the duties of pastor of the parish, senior chaplain of the Harvard Catholic Center, and head of, yes, the St. Paul’s Choir School.
Father Kelly grew up in North Quincy, the oldest of six children. He attended B.C. High, and entered the seminary directly from there, followed by five years at the North American College in Rome. He was ordained in 1988 and assigned as parochial vicar briefly at Sacred Heart in East Boston, and then St. Paul’s in Hingham. In 1996 he completed doctoral studies at the Gregorian University in Rome with the plan of serving as spiritual director and a teacher at St. John’s Seminary in Boston, a position he held for ten years. During that time, he was on the staff of the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and on the board of the Federation for Seminary Spiritual Directors, for which he served as president for three years.
Father. Kelly has lectured and led retreats throughout the United States. For five years he was director of the Office for Clergy Support and Ongoing Formation for the Archdiocese of Boston. In May 2010, he was assigned his first pastorate, at St. Mary’s in Dedham. And now, Father Kelly has returned to his roots in a sense, as the head of the school where he first had an inkling of his vocation to the priesthood. All for Jesus through Mary!!
The Reverend George S. Salzmann, O.S.F.S., Graduate Chaplain
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Reverend George S. Salzmann was born in Philadelphia, PA. Although he began graduate school at Yale in molecular biophysics, Father Salzmann completed the Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School in biochemistry, during which time he was in residence at St. Paul’s, serving on Sundays at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood, MA. In between those periods, he was sent to study theology at the Gregorian University, Rome, receiving the S.T.B. and S.T.L degrees in theology, and had the good fortune to be ordained to the priesthood on April 23, 1977 by Sergio Cardinal Pignedoli in John Henry Cardinal Newman’s church of San Giorgio in Velabro, Rome. After a brief period of research in early mammalian development at Hoffman-la Roche in northern New Jersey, he was appointed Visiting Fellow in Molecular Biology at Princeton University, where he worked on the tumor suppressor gene, p53, and also taught bioethics in the religion department there. During his time at Princeton he served at St. Paul’s, the university’s Catholic parish. Father Salzmann is a member of the teaching order, the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. He serves as chaplain to the Harvard graduate and professional schools and is a member of the Senior Common Room at Adams House, Harvard University.
The Reverend Patrick J. Fiorillo, Parochial Vicar and Undergraduate Chaplain
Father Patrick Fiorillo hails from Franklin, Massachusetts. Having played the drums since he was ten years old, upon graduating from St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury he pursued studies in music production and recording at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. Although his two older brothers had inspired within him a love for 80’s Hair Metal at a young age, while in college he discovered the beauty of classical music, which became the focus of his recording work. The highlight of his brief career in music production was his work as a recording engineer at the Aspen Summer Music Festival in Colorado.
Between late-night studio sessions and involvement with campus ministry, Father Patrick discovered his vocation to the priesthood. After completing his Bachelor of Music in 2010, he began his formation for the priesthood at St. John’s Seminary. Father Patrick was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston on May 21, 2016. His first assignment was as parochial vicar at the Parish Collaborative of St. Ann and St. Brendan in Dorchester.
In addition to his assignment as parochial vicar at St. Paul’s and undergraduate chaplain, Father Patrick serves as a spiritual director for Pure in Heart America, a Boston-based young adult group dedicated to promoting the Church’s teaching on chastity through the study of Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. When his mind needs a break from theology, Father Patrick continues to play the drums in Vatican III, a jazz-funk quintet comprised of musicians who met in seminary.
Deacon Tim O’Donnell, Director of Parish Ministries
Deacon Tim O’Donnell’s assignment to St. Pauls’ was a happy homecoming. A longtime Cambridge resident and a member of the parish since his years at Harvard College, he was ordained to the diaconate in 2011 and served for seven and a half years at nearby St. Peter’s before returning to St. Paul’s in March, 2019.
Raised in Hingham, Massachusetts, Deacon Tim went to Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire and graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in Classics, afterward attending University College London as a Knox Fellow and returning to Cambridge to earn an M.C.R.P. (Master’s in City and Regional Planning) from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He pursued a business career in real estate finance, and is currently co-manager of two Boston-based commercial mortgage banking firms.
After being active in various committees and ministries at St. Paul’s, Deacon Tim began theological studies in mid-life, eventually earning an M.T.S. from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology and an S.T.L. from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He has written articles for the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Theological Studies, and Worship. A book on the ministry of deacons is forthcoming from Paulist Press in 2019.
Deacon Tim and his wife Elke, who also has an M.T.S from Weston Jesuit, have three children and six grandchildren. As a couple, they actively support the formation of future deacons in the Archdiocese through teaching, retreat leadership and interviewing candidates and their wives. Among other common commitments, they are Oblates of St. Benedict, attached to Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham.
Mr. John Robinson – Organist/Master of the Choristers
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Mr. Tom Hogan – Director of Finance and Operations
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Mrs. Nancy Nicolaou – Administrative Coordinator
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