About the Blue Hills Collaborative

Roman Catholic Parishes of Most Precious Blood (Hyde Park), St. Anne's (Readville), and St. Pius X (Milton)

Father Peter P. Nolan of Most Precious Blood Parish, was asked to also become the "temporary" administrator of St. Pius X Parish in Milton, following the death of Father David M. Burke on May 25, 2007. 

In October 2013, Boston’s Archbishop Sean O’Malley announced the formation of 21 parish collaboratives, one of which was made up of the parishes of Most Precious Blood, St. Pius X, and St. Anne, and scheduled for Phase Two implementation.

Father William F. Joyce retired from St. Anne's at that time, and was replaced briefly by Fr. David O'Leary as admininistrator. Father Joyce died April 9, 2015. On June 3, 2014, Father Nolan retired and Father Ronald D. Coyne was appointed as pastor of all three parishes and the collaborative. 

After considering several names for the collaborative, “Blue Hills Collaborative” was chosen by popular vote in late 2014. Because the name “Blue Hills” refers to the geographic region of the three parishes rather than something religious, the name “Blue Hills Catholic Collaborative” is sometimes used, but is not the official name.

There is no legal entity as the Blue Hills Collaborative. All three parishes remain as legal entities. A collaborative is simply an arrangement between 1-3 parishes that share a pastor, parish staff, and certain other expenses. All offertory funds must, by Canon Law, remain with the parish to which it is donated. No money is ever moved from one parish to another.


Mission Statement

"We, the faith community of the Blue Hills Collaborative, are committed to reflecting God’s unconditional love for all."

History of Most Precious Blood Parish
History of Saint Anne Parish
History of Saint Pius X Parish

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