Rev. Jean W. Boulin
Rev. Jean W. Boulin was born in Haiti. He attended St. John Vianney Seminary in Miami, Florida. After his graduation, he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, for his theological studies at Notre Dame Seminary. He was ordained a deacon in 2003. As a deacon, he served at Holy Cross Parish in Indiantown and was actively involved in the bilingual community (English & Spanish).
In May 2004, Fr. Jean was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of St. Ignatius Loyola for the Diocese of Palm Beach and was assigned to St. Joseph Parish in Stuart. Later he served as parochial vicar at St. Helen Parish in Vero Beach, working assiduously with the bilingual community (English & Spanish). While there, he went to Mexico to further improve his Spanish. A few years later, Fr. Jean was assigned to St. Ann Parish in West Palm Beach, where he ministered diligently in a trilingual community (Creole, English & Spanish). Prior to his appointment to Sacred Heart Parish, Fr. Jean served his longest tenure at St. Peter Parish, from 2013-2023, serving a bilingual community (English & Spanish).
Fr. Jean likes God’s humor. When he began to discern his call to the priesthood, he never imagined that his priestly ministry would primarily be outside of Haiti. When he told God about his plan, God must have laughed. Fr. Jean has learned to surrender to God’s will.