AB, Boston College, 1973. Master of Divinity, St. John Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts, 1977. M Christian Spirituality, Creighton University, 1986.
Licentiate of Sacred Theology, Pontifical Lateran University, at John Paul II Institute, Washington, 1990. STD, Pontifical Lateran University, at John Paul II Institute, Washington, 1996.
Ordained priest Archdiocese of Boston, 1977. Parochial vicar St. Francis Xavier parish, Weymouth, Massachusetts, 1977—1978, St. Gregory parish, Lower Mills, 1978—1984, St. Margaret of Scotland parish, Dorchester, 1984—1988. Campus minister Regis College, Weston, 1990—1993.
Professor Moral Theology Blessed John XXIII National Seminary, 1990—1993, 1996—2010, director field education, 1996—2001, academic dean, 2001—2005, rector & president, 2005—2010. Ordained bishop, 2010. Auxiliary bishop Archdiocese of Boston, since 2010.
Adjunct spiritual director St. John Seminary College, 1985—1988. Coordinator spiritual directors & retreats Archdiocese of Boston, 1986—1988.
Member of Catholic Theological Society, Association Roman Catholic Seminaries (chairman East Coast Academic Deans).