Parish Office and Staff

 

Rev. Bill Devine

Pastor

bdevine@stthomasaquinas.com
(508) 697-9528

After serving 23 years as a chaplain in the Navy and Marine Corps, Fr. Bill Devine was appointed pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas in June 2011. In this capacity, he assumes the responsibility of leading and serving God’s people in the Parish as well as ministering to Bridgewater State University and the prison.
                                                                                       

 

Rev. Jason Giombetti

Parochial Vicar

fathergiombetti@stthomasaquinas.com
(508) 697-9528

Born on New Year’s Day 1984 in Framingham, Fr. Jason Rinaldo Giombetti is the only child of Joseph and Katherine (Moran) Giombetti of Ashland. He attended local public schools: Warren (Elementary); Mindess (Junior High) and Ashland High. He received A.A. from Dean College in Franklin and a B.S. from Suffolk University majoring in psychology. Following college graduation in 2006 and until 2011 he was Director of Religious Education and Coordinator of Youth Ministry at two parishes: St. Cecilia, Ashland and St. Patrick, Natick. He entered St. John Seminary and has spent his deacon year at St. Joseph Parish, Needham.

Deacon Jerry Ryan

(508) 697-9528

Deacon Jerry was ordained by Cardinal Law in September, 1994.   He was assigned to Holy Ghost parish in Whitman as their first ever permanent deacon.   In 2001, he was transferred to St. Joseph the Worker where he headed the committee to raise the money for the new church.   In 2008, he was assigned to St. Thomas Aquinas Parish to serve with Father Joe Raeke.   In 2012, Deacon Jerry was designated a Senior Deacon (essentially retired at 75) and continues to occasionally serve in our parish.   In addition, from 2010 until 2015 he served as a full time chaplain at the Suffolk County Prison.   His wife of 55 years, Nancy, died in 2016. He has 6 children and 7 grandchildren.

 

Deacon Leo Donoghue

(508) 697-9528

Deacon Leo has served St. Thomas Aquinas Parish before.  He is most grateful to Cardinal Seán and Father Bill for allowing him to return.  He was brought up in Weymouth Landing in Sacred Heart Parish, one of nine children of Bill and Mary Donoghue.   He met and married Edna Legan from Bridgewater, and they were married right here in 1973.  They have a daughter, Mary, who is a second grade teacher.  He was ordained Deacon 25 years ago and has been blessed to serve with wonderful bishops, priests, deacons, religious women and men as well as the people of God.  Along the way, he earned a Bachelor's Degree from Bridgewater State College and a Master's Degree from Boston College.  He served in the US Air Force, Catholic Charities for 16 years, Office of the Permanent Diaconate for 12 years, St. John the Evangelist for 10 years, St. Thomas Aquinas for 7 years, and has completed full time ministry at St. Joseph Parish in Quincy Point.  In all of these places on his spiritual journey, he experienced the love of God, and have had many opportunities to deepen his relationship with Jesus Christ.  He looks forward to sharing this relationship with all of us!

 

Peter Vitagliano

Business Manager

businessmanager@stthomasaquinas.com
(508) 697-9528

Born and raised in West Roxbury, Peter moved to Kingston in 1990.  He comes from the business world where he helped to rebuild companies that struggled.  A graduate of Boston University, Peter achieved his MBA, while remaining very involved in his community through his parish, scouting and volunteering.  He married his wife Michelle in 1997, and has two sons, Carl and Austin.

 

Tina Larson

Administrative Assistant

stthomasaquinas@comcast.net
(508) 697-9528

 

As Administrative Assistant for the Parish, Tina provides organizational support to the Pastor, Business Manager, and Parish Staff.   In addition, she coordinates the planning and scheduling of all parish events, facilities and ministries.  She designs and produces the weekly bulletin, manages and distributes information, maintains files and records, sends and receives correspondence, answers phones, takes memos, and greets and directs clients, visitors and parishioners.  Tina lives in Bridgewater with her husband Scott and her daughter Elizabeth, and is a parishioner here at St. Thomas Aquinas.  

 

 

Amber Ezeani

Campus Minister / Youth Minister

aezeani@bridgew.edu
(508) 531-1346                                                           

 

Amber will be serving St. Thomas and St. Basil as the new Youth and Campus Minister.  She grew up in a tiny farm town in Minnesota where her parents introduced her to Jesus Christ and His Church.   Amber attended Benedictine College Kansas, where she studied Psychology and Theology.  During college, she attended a small group where she really began to think more deeply about her Faith, Church teaching and her relationship with Christ. It was a great experience for her and she fully embraced it.  She wanted to serve Christ however He asked.  After college, she moved to New York to work as a campus missionary at New York University.  In 2013, Amber moved to Boston to work for the Archdiocese, specifically with the Disciples in Mission initiative.  Amber currently lives in Stougton with her husband and three beautiful children. 

Kevin Mossman

Pastoral Associate

St. Thomas Aquinas Parish

kmossman@stthomasaquinas.com
(508) 531-1346

Kevin was raised in Hanson, Massachusetts and is a graduate of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. After high school he honorably served three years in the U. S. Army. He went on to earn an undergraduate degree in Management from Bridgewater State College and a Masters in Theology from Holy Apostles College and Seminary. Prior to joining the staff of St. Thomas Aquinas, Kevin served 14 years as a Faith Formation Coordinator for St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Hanson.  He is a Lieutenant on the Hanson Fire Department and is in his 26th year of service.  Kevin and his wife, Lisa, were married in 1992, and have three college-aged children, Sarah, Emily, and Matthew.

Marie Masaitis

Religious Education Coordinator

Grades 1-6

mmasaitis@stthomasaquinas.com(508) 697-3652

Marie brings many years of experience as an elementary teacher and administrator to her role as Religious Education Coordinator for Grades 1-6.  In this role, she coordinates the preparation for children in second grade to receive the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation. Currently she is working on a Catechetical Certification through the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization.

Shannon Murphy

Religious Education Coordinator

Grades 7-10

smurphy@stthomasaquinas.com
(508) 697-3652

Shannon grew up in the northwestern corner of the Archdiocese of Boston in the small town of Townsend attending St. John the Evangelist Parish.  She worked as a Catechist every Sunday for the middle and high school students, and as a lead coordinator for the Confirmation program there.  Shannon is responsible for grades 7-10 in our Religious Education program.  She enjoys bringing Christ's love to young people so is thrilled to now be working as St. Thomas' new Confirmation Coordinator! 

 

Brian Delmonte

Maintenance Manager
 

Brian has lived in Bridgewater his entire life, and has been a part of our parish family since childhood.  Brian graduated from Bridgewater-Raynham High School in 2016 where he played varsity ice hockey for two years.  After graduating, Brian enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and currently serves as a rifleman in the Marine Reserves, 1st Battalion 25th Marines at Fort Devens in Massachusetts.  Brian has completed over 500 hours of community service over the past few years, and has been working at the parish since April.

 

 

 

CONTACT US

at the parish office

PHONE

508-697-9528 [Main Office]
508-697-3652 [Education Office]
508-279-1859 [Parish Fax]


ADDRESS

103 Center Street,
Bridgewater, MA 02324

E-MAIL

stthomasaquinas@comcast.net

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