Parish Office and Staff

Rev. Bill Devine

Pastor
 

bdevine@stthomasaquinas.com

(508) 697-9528

After serving in parishes in Foxboro, Reading, Quincy and Dorchester, Fr. Devine was commissioned an officer in the U.S. Navy Chaplain Corps serving with the Navy and Marine Corps for 23 years.  During this time he served as a chaplain at the U.S. Naval Academy, three combat tours in Iraq, ten sea service deployments aboard Navy ships and a number of overseas tours in Asia.  Upon his retirement from the Navy in 2011 he served at St. John’s Church, Beverly for six months and was then assigned by Cardinal Sean O’Malley to be pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, the same parish he grew up in.   As pastor, he assumes the responsibility of leading and serving God’s people in the parish as well as students at Bridgewater State University and the inmates at the Bridgewater Correctional Complex.    
 

Rev. Jason Giombetti

Parochial Vicar

Email Fr. Giombetti
 

(508) 697-9528
 

Born on New Year’s Day 1984 in Framingham, Fr. Jason Rinaldo Giombetti is the only child of the late Joseph and Katherine (Moran) Giombetti of Ashland. He attended local public schools before receiving an 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's, Ashland and St. Patrick's, Natick. He entered St. John's Seminary in 2011 and spent his deacon year at St. Joseph's Parish, Needham. Since being ordained in 2017, he has been serving as Parochial Vicar of Saint Thomas's and Catholic Chaplain at Saint Basil’s Chapel adjacent to Bridgewater State University.
 

 

Deacon Leo Donoghue
 

deaconleo@comcast.net

(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 has had many opportunities to deepen his relationship with Jesus Christ.  He looks forward to sharing this relationship with all of us!
 

Peter Vitagliano

Facilities and Operations Officer
 

pvitagliano@sta-parish.org

(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
 

tlarson@sta-parish.org

(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 and designs and produces the weekly bulletins and web site. Tina lives in Bridgewater with her husband Scott and her daughter Elizabeth, and is a parishioner here at St. Thomas Aquinas.  
 

Aaron Durocher
Pastoral Assistant

adurocher@sta-parish.org

508-697-9528

Aaron is originally from Montreal and recently relocated his family to New England to be closer to his wife’s relatives. Family is highly important to him. He is a man of faith who loves the Lord and desires to serve the Church.  Aaron has a Master’s Degree in Teaching and Learning from McGill University and is currently in pursuit of a Masters of Theology degree.  Aaron is the “go-to” person for ministry assistance and development. He supports and coordinates all our present ministries and is developing new ministries that respond to the needs and goals within our parish and beyond.  Additionally, he facilitates Bible Study opportunities and Adult Education Classes. Aaron’s office is at St. Basil Chapel.
 

 

Paul Hoffman

Music Director


phoffman@sta-parish.org


(508) 697-9528

Paul's work in music ministry began at Saint Ann University Parish (now closed) in Boston’s Back Bay where he directed a college-aged/young professional music ensemble from 1994-2002. He served as music director at Saint Bernard Parish in West Newton from 2003-2005 and directed the music at the Family Mass at Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Wellesley from 2004-2007. Before coming to St. Thomas, Paul had been director of music at Saint John the Evangelist Parish in East Bridgewater where, from 2007, he directed the Adult, Teen and Children’s Choirs.  Paul received his MM in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory and his BA from the University of Pittsburgh. He also holds a Certificate Degree from Clark University in Computer Graphics and Web Design. Paul is on the Piano Faculty at South Shore Conservatory and is also their Creative Services Manager. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Paul, and his family have lived in the Bridgewater area since 2005.

Marie Masaitis

Direction of Faith Formation, Grades 1-6
 

mmasaitis@sta-parish.org

(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.
 

Caitlin Mack
Director of Faith Formation/Confirmation, Gr. 7-10

 

cmack@sta-parish.org

(508) 697-3652

 

Caitlin Mack is our Director of Faith Formation for grades 7-10. After graduating from Belmont Abbey College with a degree in Theology, she spent 6 months living and serving in Kenya with the Missionary Benedictine Sisters. For the past 6 years, Caitlin has lived her childhood dream of teaching high school religion at her alma mater Cardinal Spellman High School (Brockton, MA) and The Mary Louis Academy (Queens, NY). Caitlin's favorite part of being Catholic is learning from the lives of the saints and embracing the call to service. She is excited to foster a spirit of joy in the teens at St. Thomas Aquinas as they prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. She looks forward to growing in faith with the families of this parish as they discover the gift of Jesus present in the Eucharist and the unending love God has for them.
 

 

Andy Kovacs 
Maintenance Manager

508-697-9528

Andy has been on our staff since January 2019.  He was born in Boston and grew up in Hyde Park. He graduated Catholic Memorial in 1981 and earned a BS in business management at UMass Boston in 1987. Andy and his wife Beth moved to Bridgewater in 2009 and have three lovely  children. They all enjoy being part of our parish family. 
 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

at the parish office

PHONE
508-697-9528 [Main Office]
508-697-3652 [Faith Formation]
508-279-1859 [Parish Fax]

ADDRESS
103 Center Street
Bridgewater, MA 02324

E-MAIL
tlarson@sta-parish.org

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