IPC Staff ^


Cora Flood

Coordinator, Senior Citizen Outreach Program
Cora Flood joined the Irish Pastoral Centre team in July 2006 to lead the new Irish Senior Citizen Outreach Program. Cora comes from Co. Kilkenny and has lived in the Boston area since 1994. Prior to coming on board at IPC Cora had worked as Director of Training for the Walsh Visa Program and Coordinator of the Cross Cultural Program at the Irish Immigration Center. She also spent one year as Consultant to the Statewide Citizenship Assistance Program administered through the Office for Refugees and Immigrants.

Catherine Moloney

Social Services Coordinator
Catherine Moloney is originally from Co. Dublin. She came to the US in 2007 and was living in California before moving to the Boston area earlier this year. Catherine has a Masters in Social Work. She lived in Galway for many years and worked with for the Health Services in Galway, Mayo and Roscommon. Catherine’s most recent job in Ireland was as a social worker with an Adult Counseling Service where she worked with many older adults who were brought up in institutional/state care in Ireland. In California she worked with the National Alliance for Mental Illness and was a supervisor with the NAMI Warmline, a telephone support for people living with mental illness and their families. Catherine is the Social Services Coordinator and compliments the Senior Outreach Program by providing one on one counseling, advocacy and referral and group support sessions on topics of interest.

Rev. John McCarthy

Staff, Board of Directors
Fr. John hails from Co. Limerick and was appointed Chaplain in October 2005. He was ordained in his home parish of Dromcollogher in 1995 and worked in Limerick City for nine years prior to joining the Irish Pastoral Centre. In Limerick Fr. John was actively involved in setting up two youth clubs in his parish, as well as being involved with the senior citizen program. Fr. John has completed a master’s program at Boston College.


Kieran O’Sullivan

Immigration and Citizenship Advisor
From Co. Kerry, Kieran graduated from Holy Cross College and also holds degrees from Newbury College and the University of Massachusetts. He has worked on immigration issues since 1996 and in 2000 became the first Irish person to represent immigrants before the US Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Kathleen Rohan

Administrative Assistant
Kathleen has been living in the Boston area for the last 22 years and is originally from Ballinspittle/Kinsale Co. Cork. Kathleen’s role brings on many different responsibilities, from fielding all calls that come into the organization. Calls vary quite a bit, from those looking for employment, those offering employment, legal clinic or legal inquiry calls, apartment & housing needs, inquirying about pre-marriage courses, bereavement support calls, social calls from the Seniors but to name a few. Kathleen has worked in the administrative fields over the past number of years and brings her experience from Real Estate, Construction and Legal firms – always welcoming to a challenge.

Sr. Marguerite Kelly

Pastoral Associate
Staff, Board of Directors

Sr. Marguerite is from Co. Galway Ireland and is a Missionary Franciscan Sister. Sister Marguerite worked in the United States as a teacher, before embarking on missionary work in Bolivia and Peru. On returning to the U.S. she worked with Hispanic immigrants in Lawrence, MA. Sr. Marguerite has a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College. She also completed the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, MA.  She became executive director of the Irish Pastoral Centre in January 2004 and completed her term of office in March 2011.

Her present role at the IPC is that of Pastoral Associate.  In this capacity she visits home bound elderly people as well as those who are sick in hospitals or confined to nursing homes.  She also assists in the Pre-Cana program and helps coordinate the Mom/Tot programs both in Dorchester and Brighton.