St.  Ann and Mary
The Church of Saint Ann
"The Little Church That Could...and DID"

West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Parish Office: 508-586-4880


A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

The Church of Saint Ann



SAINT ANN'S PASTORAL STAFF


Father Ring
Pastor
Reverend Paul Ring

Contact Info:
Email:
fr_plrstjohn@comcast.net
Fr. Paul Ring was born on July 17, 1964 in South Boston to Mike and Julie (Sullivan) Ring, the youngest of five children (with three older brothers and one older sister); he and his family moved to the East Side of Brockton in 1973.  Father Paul was educated in the Brockton Public Schools (Downey Elementary, East Jr. High) before moving on to Cardinal Spellman High School, from where he graduated in 1982. He continued his education at Framingham State College and graduated in 1990 with a B.A. in Sociology (minoring in Psychology and English).  He then graduated from St. John’s Seminary (School of Theology) with a Masters in Divinity.

Much like his college “career”, Fr. Ring had a “circuitous” route to priesthood, spending many years in Food Service before entering the seminary. He worked in many and varied food establishments (far too many to list here!), ranging from fast food to fine dining. He likes to say that he went from “feeding bellies to feeding souls”! 

Fr. Paul served as a Deacon at St. Raphael Parish in West Medford. Upon his Ordination to the Priesthood, Fr. Paul served in parishes in North Reading, South Weymouth, Dorchester, and Pepperell and Groton (where he was Pastor of Sacred Heart-St. James and St. Joseph, before merging them into Our Lady of Grace). Fr. Paul came to East Bridgewater as Permanent Administrator of St. John the Evangelist in 2013. Upon the formation of the St. John-St. Ann Collaborative, he was named Pastor of the two parishes in 2016.He feels blessed to be living and working in two vibrant communities such as St. Ann and St. John. He and his dog, Nellie, hope to be here for many happy years to come.

Father Harvey

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Michael Harvey

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Fr. Harvey was born on March 18th, 1959. He has two brothers, two sisters, sixteen nieces and nephews and two great nephews. Father graduated from Brockton High School in 1977. He continued his education at Nasson College and graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services.  He graduated from St. John XXIII National Seminary in 1999 with a Masters in Divinity.

Fr. Harvey has worked in many different fields such as a paperboy, shoveling snow, pinsetter at the Walkover Club, lawn care, dishwasher at Tip Top Café and George’s Café, and a chef at Kentucky Fried Chicken. He also worked at a dishwasher at Barone’s on Block Island and a chicken sandwich maker on Block Island. After college he worked as a  childcare worker at St. Vincent Home in Fall River for four years, a childcare worker at DARE Family Services for two years and a UPS Driver for eight years.

Fr. served as a Deacon at St. Athanasius in Reading, and a Priest at St. Mary in Randolph, St. Bridget in Framingham, All Saints in Haverhill, St. Patrick in Stoneham and St. John the Baptist in Quincy before coming to the Collaborative of St. Ann and St. John.

Deacon Brendan

Deacon Brendan Fitzgerald
Contact Info:
Phone: 508-586-4880
Email:  deaconbrendan@comcast.net

I am Deacon Brendan and I have been married to my best friend, Peggy for forty five years. Our family consists of our son, Brian, his wife, Amanda and our granddaughter, Cora.

Prior to and since my ordination to the diaconate in 2002, I have been privileged to serve our parish families in both parishes for a total of thirty one years.

Deacon Hopgood

Deacon Joe Hopgood
Contact Info:
Phone: 508-378-3890
Email: deaconjoeh@comcast.net

My name is Deacon Joe Hopgood and I was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in 2011 and I am assigned to the Collaborative of St. John the Evangelist and St. Ann. I live in East Bridgewater and I am married to my lovely wife of 21 years, Lorraine Hopgood. We also have a small dog named Toby. There are very few people in the parish who do not know Toby.

I was indeed blessed to have been assigned to St. John the Evangelist following my Ordination because it allowed both Lorraine and myself to share our individual ministries, Lorraine as Director of Religious Education and I as Deacon. Since long before my ordination both Lorraine and I have been very active in youth programs and annually organize and run the Youth Leadership Retreat which we look forward to bringing to St. Ann. In addition to my parish ministries I am also active in Prison Ministry and assigned to the Archdiocese of Boston’s Office of Prison Ministry.

Until December 2015 I was working as a Senior Procurement Specialist in the High Tech Industry. I am now in the Semi-Retirement mode and able to devote more time to my ministry. I have a B.S. Degree from Stonehill College in Business Administration and an MBA from Boston University.

Charlotte

Director of Religious Education
Charlotte Hasomeris-Leines
Contact Info:
Religious Education
Phone: 508-588-7140

email: stannsccd@comcast.net

Director of Religious Education at
Saint Ann's - 13 years
Resident of West Bridgewater and Parishioner
of Saint Ann's - 38 years
Married, mother of three sons - Scott, Keith and Ronald
Grandmother of six - Matthew, Bryan, Richelle, Savannah, Ryan and Nathan

Nancy

Director of Parish
and Youth Ministry

Nancy Smith
Contact Info:
Phone: 508-838-8490
Email: nhenn71@hotmail.com

Each of us has a Faith Story that was written for us before we were even born. As far back as I can remember as a little girl I felt the vocation of marriage and motherhood. God didn’t wait very long to reveal that chapter of our lives, as my husband and I met in High School and we started our family after graduation from college. We have been blessed with three beautiful children. 

What I could not have dreamed or imagined was that while I was fulfilling my vocation to be a Mother, God’s calling would also include working with the families, children, and Parishioners of our Parish. I cherish the moments of worship, fun, laughter and lots and lots of pictures. I am humbled by the guidance Christ has given me in my ministry to also sit with our families in moments of faith, prayer, tears and worry.  In all of these different moments of grace the love of Christ shines so brightly in each one of you and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our Parish.

Arlene DeStefano

Administrative Assistant
Arlene DeStefano
Contact Info
Phone: 508-583-4880
Email: stanns@comcast.net
 

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