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TOGETHER IN CHRIST COLLABORATIVE

Church of Saint Ann
West Bridgewater MA
Website: stannswb.com



St. John The Evangelist
East Bridgewater MA
Website: stjohneb.org


St.  Ann and Mary


The Church of Saint Ann

"The Little Church That Could...and DID"

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



The Church of Saint Ann




SAINT ANN'S PASTORAL STAFF



Father Ring

Reverend Paul Ring: Pastor

Priests In Residence
Fr. Peter Francis
Fr. Michael Diochi
Pastor
Reverend Paul Ring

Contact Father Ring at Email



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.






Deacon Brendan



Senior Deacon
Deacon Brendan Fitzgerald

Phone: 508-586-4880
Contact Deacon Brendan at Email



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 Christopher




Permanent Deacon
Deacon Christopher Connelley

Contact Info:
Phone: 508-586-4880
Email




Matt Brady




Deacon of Ministries
Matt Brady

Contact Info:
774-533-2002
Email


"Hello everyone! My name is Matt Brady and I am very excited to be joining you as the new Director of Ministries. I have a master's degree in theology from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and an undergraduate degree from Salve Regina University. I spent the past three years at St. Denis in Westwood, where I led a revitalization of their faith formation program and family ministry and helped guide the parish through Covid. I am looking forward to working with all of you, especially the families, to grow and strengthen our Together in Christ Collaborative."





KEVIN MERCIER



Finance & Operations Manager
Kevin Mercier

Contact Info:
Email






Arlene DeStefano


Administrative Assistant
Arlene DeStefano
Contact Info
Phone: 508-586-4880
Email








Rich Cesarini




Collaborative Music Director
Rich Cesarini
Contact Info:
Phone: 508-586-4880

Email





Together In Christ Collaborative

Church of St. Ann
103 N Main St.
West Bridgewater, MA 02379
Office Tel: 508-586-4880
EMAIL


St. John the Evangelist
210 Central St.
East Bridgewater, MA 02333
Office Tel: 508-378-4207
EMAIL

Collaborative Office Hours are 9-4 M-Th
For both Churches