Fr. Garcia Brenneville’s Incardination- April 7, 2015

On April 7th, Cardinal Sean O’Malley officially welcomed Fr. Garcia Breneville as a Priest of Boston through a simple Incardination Mass which took place at 12:05pm at the Archdiocese of Boston Pastoral Center.


Fr. Garcia Breneville being congratulated by the other priests


Cardinal Sean O’Malley delivering the homely at Bethany Chapel – Pastoral Center

Present at the Mass were Fr. Garcia Breneville’s family,  Bishops and Priests, and among them Fr. Michael Harrington Director of the Office of Outreach and Cultural Diversity, and many workers of the Pastoral Center at the Archdiocese of Boston.


Fr. Breneville and Cardinal Sean O’Malley with Fr. Breneville’s family


Fr. Breneville’s parents and sisters at the incardination mass

During the Ceremony, Fr. Garcia Breneville read his statement of Consent expressing his desire to be a part of the Boston Priest Family and leaving behind his duties in Haiti. Later, Cardinal Sean O’Malley read the statement from the Bishop of Port Au Prince releasing Fr. Breneville of his duties in Haiti and allowing his incardination in Boston. Cardinal O’Malley later read his welcome statement to Fr. Breneville where they all signed and sealed. Fr. Mark O’Connell signed the documents as a witness.


Fr. Breneville signing the papers of commitment to Boston

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Fr. Garcia Brenneville was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Port Au Prince, Haiti in 1985. In addition to his varied assignments, he served as a professor of Notre Dame D’Haiti Major Seminary for many years. In 2003, Fr. Breneville came to the United States with the mission of serving our Haitian communities starting at Christ the King parish as a half time parochial vicar. Later from 2005-2010, Fr. Breneville served as a part-time parochial vicar for the Haitian community at St. John the Evangelist. It was through his service and time here in Boston that Fr. Breneville felt called to stay and continue to serve at the Archdiocese, which lead to his incardination process.


As part of his process, in June of 2010, Fr. Breneville was transferred to St. Margaret D’Uville / St. Rita in Lowell where he served a predominatly American community. Two years ago, Fr. Breneville returned to Brockton as the parochial vicar within the Brockton Collaborative where he serves both the Haitian as well as the English speaking community there.


All of the priests and bishops that were present at the Incadination Mass


Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Fr. Carlos Suarez, Fr. Breneville and the Priest in which Fr. Breneville has served with

The celebration on the 7th was a beautiful one, and it brings us great joy to have Fr. Garcia Breneville as a permanent priest for Boston.


Cardinal Sean embracing Fr. Breneville


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