Pastor and Deacon Bios

Fr. Anthony Cusack

Fr. Anthony Cusack was born and raised in South Boston. He was homeschooled all the way through High School and graduated from Magdalen College in Warner, NH in 2007. He graduated from St. John’s Seminary in Brighton and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston in 2015. Since then, he has served as Parochial Vicar for 4 years at St. Mark’s and St. Ambrose Collaborative Churches in Dorchester. In addition to serving as Administrator of St. Christopher’s Church, he has also served as the Catholic Campus Minister of UMass, Boston.

Fr. Matthew Conley

Fr. Matthew was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He is the youngest son of Jack, a retired foreman for the Boston Public Works, and Francine, a preschool teacher. Fr. Matthew’s brothers are Jeremy, a Boston Firefighter, and Anthony, a musician.

Fr. Matthew attended Saint Augustine school and Saint Mary school in South Boston for elementary and middle school. He attended North Cambridge Catholic for High School, part of the Cristo Rey Corporate work study network of schools which gave Fr. Matthew real world experiences working for companies such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Pitney Bowes Management, Goulston and Storrs Law, Harvard Pilgrim Heath, and the New England Aquarium in the visitors education department.

Fr. Matthew’s home Church is Saint Margaret, now known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Dorchester. It was here that Fr. Matthew was actively involved as a teenager, participating fully in the life of the parish and in the various programs and ministries there.

Upon graduation from high school, Fr. Matthew entered Our Lady of Providence Seminary in Rhode Island in conjunction with Providence College, and graduation with a Bachelors in Philosophy in 2012. He immediately entered Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA and was ordained May 21st, 2016. Fr. Matthew was assigned to the collaborative of Sacred Heart Parish and Saint Patrick Parish in Watertown, MA from June 2016- September 2021. He also served as the active chaplain for the Watertown Fire Department.

In September of 2021, Fr. Matthew was assigned as part of a team ministry of pastors with Fr. Anthony Cusack, to Saint Mary of the Nativity Parish in Scituate, MA where he also serves as chaplain to the Scituate Fire Department.