Reverend Eric Bennett
Fr. Eric Bennett was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston in June 2012. Born in East Greenwich, RI - where his parents still reside - he attended Boston University where he attained his Master’s Degree in physical therapy. After having worked for three years as a physical therapist, in 2006 he began his senary formation at St. John’s Seminary. In 2008 he was sent to finish his priestly formation for the Archdiocese of Boston at the Pontifical North American College Seminary. Fr. Bennett’s previous assignments have included St. Rose of Lima Parish as a transitional deacon and as a parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception, St. James, St. Anne and St. John the Baptist Parishes in Salem. His previous assignment was as parochial vicar at Gate of Heaven & St. Brigid Parishes in South Boston.
Reverend Joseph Chinh Nguyen
Chaplain to Vietnamese Community
Father Joseph Chinh Nguyen was born on June 10, 1944 in Binh-Dinh Province, Viet-Nam. Pontifical College St. Pius X, Dalat, Viet-Nam (1964 – 1972) Faculty of Letters of Sai-Gon University, Viet-Nam (1972 – 1975)
Father Joseph Chinh Nguyen was ordained to the Priesthood on December 19th, 1971 at the Cathedral of Qui-Nhon Diocese, Viet-Nam. After the Viet-Nam war, he entered the United States as a refugee. First, he served in Northern California (San Francisco Archdiocese and San Jose Diocese) for several years in 1980s. Then, in 1991, he came to Boston to serve the Vietnamese Community at Saint William Church in Dorchester. Then, he was assigned as Associate Pastor at Saint William’s. In 2004, he was assigned as Associate Pastor at Saint Ambrose Parish in Dorchester. Together with the Vietnamese priests from Saint Ambrose, in rotation, he came to Sacred Heart Church in East Boston to serve Sunday masses for its Vietnamese Community. Father Chinh retired at the end of 2012. However, he continues to serve the Vietnamese Community of Sacred Heart Parish as coordinator of the Vietnamese Apostolate.
Linh Mục Giuse Nguyễn Chính
Phụ trách việc mục vụ cho giáo đoàn Việt Nam tại giáo xứ Thánh Tâm, East Boston. Cha Giuse Nguyễn Chính sinh ngày 10 tháng 6 năm 1944 tại Bình Định, Việt Nam. Học vấn: Giáo Hoàng Học Viện Thánh Piô X, Đà Lạt, Việt Nam (1964 - 1972) Đại Học Văn Khoa Sài Gòn (1972 - 1975)
Thụ phong Linh Mục ngày 19 tháng 12 năm 1971 tại nhà thờ Chánh Tòa, giáo phận Qui Nhơn.
Sau chiến tranh Việt Nam, cha Chính nhập cư vào Hoa Kỳ với tư cách tị nạn. Sau khi làm việc vài năm trong thập niên 1980 tại bắc California (Tổng giáo phận San Francisco và giáo phận San Jose), cha Chính tới Boston năm 1991 và làm việc giúp cộng đoàn Việt Nam ở giáo xứ Thánh William tại Dorchester. Cha được bổ nhiệm làm phó xứ tại đó. Năm 2004, cha làm phó xứ tại giáo xứ Thánh Ambrose ở Dorchester. Cuối năm 2012, cha về hưu. Tuy nhiên, cha vẫn tiếp tục tình nguyện phục vụ với tư cách phục vụ cho giáo đoàn Việt Nam tại giáo xứ Thánh Tâm ở East Boston cho tới nay
Reverend Christopher O'Connor
Reverend Mr. Anthony J. Constantino
Director of Religious Education
I am a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Parish, where I am a Eucharistic Minister, CAP member, and have served as CCD Director since 1999. I graduated Salem State College, and I have begun my 38th year as a teacher. This begins my 29th year at EBCCS, where I currently teach 5th grade and serve as Intermediate Level Chairperson. At EBCCS, I spent 4 years in K-1 with the 4 year olds, and 25 in 5th grade. (I taught for the BPS prior to coming to EBCCS) I am the proud mother of a son, Robert, and a daughter, Lauryn, both of whom are teachers. Lauryn teaching 1st grade at EBCCS, and Robert is teaching at Wakefield High School, where he is the Head of the History Dept. My daughter-in-law, Victoria, is also a teacher, teaching math at Arlington Catholic. I am in love with my two beautiful grandchildren, Thomas and Alyson, both of whom attend EBCCS. I am a lifelong resident of East Boston. I truly believe, my dear late mother, Josephine Carlton, was my greatest teacher and influence in my becoming a teacher.