Monsignor Peter R. Beaulieu, M.A., S.T.L.
After completing theological studies at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium, Msgr. Peter Beaulieu was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Worcester in 1983. Following three years as associate pastor of Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Northborough, he returned to Louvain and completed his Licentiate in Moral Theology in 1987.
Upon returning to the United States, Msgr. Beaulieu was assigned to study moral philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois and underwent training in clinic ethics at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. Eventually, after five years of clinical and academic study, he was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Philosophical Ethics and completed the doctoral coursework in the same field. After five years in Illinois, he returned to Massachusetts.
In 1992, and with ecclesiastical approbation, he accepted the duties as the Catholic chaplain at Memorial Hospital in Worcester and held that position until 1997. A that time, he was appointed Director of Pastoral Care at Saint Vincent Hospital in the same city. In each of those healthcare settings, he has served as either a member of the hospital Ethics Committee and, for the last ten years, Msgr. Peter has been the Chair of the Saint Vincent Hospital Ethics Committee, as well as serving as the Episcopal liaison to Catholic healthcare facilities for the Bishop of Worcester. Just recently, his duties were expanded to incorporate the role of mission integration, in addition to overseeing pastoral care.
Msgr. Peter is also an active member of the Healthcare Subcommittee of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference.