St.  Ann and Mary

The Church of Saint Ann

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

Together in Christ Collaborative of
Saint Ann and Saint John the Evangelist

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

A Parish of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston

The Church of Saint Ann


Father Ring
Reverend Paul Ring

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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
Senior Deacon
Deacon Brendan Fitzgerald

Phone: 508-586-4880
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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

Phone: 508-586-4880
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Charlotte Hasomeris-Leines

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


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

Arlene DeStefano

Administrative Assistant
Arlene DeStefano
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Phone: 508-586-4880

Rich Cesarini

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


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