The Irish Pastoral Centre, based for many years in a former convent next to St. Brendan church, will relocate to new rented space in Adams Village next month, according to current executive director Peggy Davis Mullen.
Founded in 1987 at St. Mark’s parish in Dorchester with a mission to help newly-arrived immigrants transition to American life, the non-profit is funded in part by grants from the Irish government and its own fundraising efforts. Its new quarters will be on the second floor of a commercial building at the corner of Adams Street and Gallivan, above the Irish Butcher Shop and overlooking Greenhills Bakery.
Davis Mullen, who took charge at the IPC last April, said her first task was to find a long term home for the program.
“That is a number one issue,” she told the Reporter. “We just need space, (to) give the people some dignity and privacy, and we want to expand some of the things we do, whether it’s programs for children, mothers, and toddlers. Fr. Dan Finn and the Irish Pastoral Centre deserve to have a home,” she said.
The move is expected to be complete a move by August 1.