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St. Therese - Carmelite Chapel In The Mall

Located at the North Shore Mall, Peabody MA 01960

Phone: (978) 531 6145 •  E-Mail: contactus@carmelitechapel.com


The Carmelites

Province Of The Most Pure Heart Of Mary


Carmelite Staff

Fr. Herbert Jones, O.Carm. is the Director of the Chapel-in-the-Mall ably assisted by Frs. Felix Prior, O.Carm. and Mario López, O.Carm. , Bro. Damien Chong, O.Carm. is also a member of the staff serving as Sacristan. Fr. Herbert has been Director of the Chapel since January of 2000. He was ordained in 1960, recently celebrating 50 years of priesthood, and before coming to Peabody he served in Santiago, Chile, Lima, Peru, Teaneck, NJ, Cresskill, NJ and Bogota, NJ.

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Father Felix was born in Boston in 1932 and baptized at St. Mary’s Church in Dedham. In 1938 his family moved to Old Harbor Village in South Boston. He began his studies for the priesthood at the Carmelite Junior Seminary in Hamilton, MA, studied Philosophy at Mt. Carmel College in Niagara Falls, Ont. and Theology at Whitefriars Hall in Washington, DC. He was ordained in the Junior Seminary Chapel in 1958. His early assignments were as a high school teacher of biology and religion at Carmelite High Schools in Houston, TX and Chicago IL and Niagara Falls, Ont. In 1978 he began a whole new experience of ministry by serving as an Assistant Pastor at St. Anastasia Parish in Teaneck, NJ, St. Leo Parish in Pittsburgh, Pa, St. John of the Cross Parish in Mississauga, Ont. and at St. Matthew’s Parish in Glendale Heights, IL. In 2002 again he entered into a whole new phase of priestly ministry when he was assigned to the Chapel-in-the-Mall in Peabody.

Fr. Herbert Jones, O.Carm.

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