Rev. Msgr. William McCaffrey Elected Trustee at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island

McCaffreyPROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pastor of St. Margaret Church in Rumford and member of the board of consultors of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, Rev. Msgr. William J. McCaffrey has been elected to the board of trustees of Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, the state’s leader in hospice and palliative care since 1976.

“Msgr. McCaffrey is a terrific addition to our board of trustees,” said Diana Franchitto, Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island president/CEO. “For over thirty years, Msgr. McCaffrey has served the Roman Catholic Church in Rhode Island in a variety of roles and we appreciate his willingness to share his expertise to help us continue our mission of service to the people of Rhode Island,” she said.

In addition to being a diocesan consultor, Msgr. McCaffrey presently is a member of the board of regents for LaSalle Academy, Providence. He also has served the Diocese of Providence as director of religious education, director of research and planning, episcopal vicar for planning and financial services and moderator of the Catholic Charity Fund Appeal. He also was pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Fox Point, Providence, from 1990 to 2006.

At various times during the ’80s and ’90s, Msgr. McCaffrey was president of the New England Conference of Diocesan Directors of Religious Education, a director of the National Conference of Fiscal Management and priest coordinator for the $50 million “Vision of Hope” diocesan capital campaign. From 1985 to 2006, he was a member of the diocesan finance council and chair of the diocesan insurance commission and parish capital review and evaluation committee.

His work at preserving St. Joseph’s Church in Providence’s Fox Point neighborhood earned him two preservation awards, the 2003 Providence Preservation Society’s Award for Institutional Restoration, as a model for congregations and owners of historic landmark edifices, and the 2005 Rhode Island Historic Preservation Commission’s Institutional Award for restoration and establishment of a permanent endowment fund for the church’s long-term maintenance.

Msgr. McCaffrey was ordained a priest in 1972 in his home parish of St. Peter’s, Warwick, and was named a monsignor by Pope John Paul II in 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Our Lady of Providence Seminary, Warwick Neck, and Master of Arts and Bachelor of Sacred Theology degrees from Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain, Belgium.

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