Staff

Fr. Jack Ahern

Administrator

Born and raised in Arlington, one of seven children of John and Dorothea Ahern.  He was ordained to the priesthood on June 14, 1980.  He served as Parochial Vicar in the following parishes:  St. Albert the Great, Weymouth; St. Ann, Wollaston and briefly at St. Paul Parish, Hingham.  In 1993 he was missioned to his first pastorate at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Brookline where he served for 17 years.  During this time the Melkite Church conferred on him the honorific of Archimandrite and he was raised to the rank of Right Reverend.  In 2009 he was named Pastor of the Dorchester Tri-Parishes of St. Peter, Holy Family and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Phone: 781-963-4141

Deacon Jonathan Mosely

Deacon Jonathan Mosely

Permanent Deacon

Born in Boston, retired from Massachusetts state service and honorably discharged from the Marine Corps, Deacon Jonathan was ordained Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Boston in October 2015.  He was assigned to St. Mary’s Parish Randolph and the Office of Diaconal Life and Ministry at the Pastoral Center Braintree.  He is a former Acolyte and Lector at St. Bernadette’s Parish in Randolph, is still a Randolph resident, happily married, the father of three and grandfather of two.
Patty O'Connor

Patty O'Connor

Director of Religious Education

Patty grew up in Randolph, attending St. Mary’s Parish School and Randolph High School. She is a 1977 graduate of Bridgewater State College with a B.S. in Elementary Education and a minor concentration in psychology. She received her Masters Degree in 2007 through the Master of Arts in Ministry program at St. John’s Seminary. In addition, she has completed a year long study in Youth Ministry in 1980 through the Master Teachers Program sponsored by the Archdiocese. and has completed a two year study in prayer through the Companions in Prayer program sponsored by Loyola Press in Chicago from 2007-2009.

Patty taught first grade in St. Mary School from 1977 until 1980, at which time she became the Director of Religious Education. Patty lives in Randolph with her husband, Bob O’Connor, and her two daughters, Caitlin and Meghan O’Connor.

E-mail: ReligiousEd@stmaryrandolph.org | Phone: 781-961-5009

Judy Concannon

Judy Concannon

Administrative Assistant

Judy was born in Boston and grew up in Jamaica Plain. She attended high school at Holy Cross Academy in Brookline, MA. After graduating in 1960 she went on to receive her Associates Degree as an Executive Secretary from Fisher Junior College, graduating in 1962. Following graduation she worked for Phillips Petroleum Co. in Dedham MA as an Executive Secretary. In 1964 she married Frank Concannon and together they raised three children.

After taking time off to raise a family, Judy decided to return to secretarial work on a part-time basis. This became a reality in 1981 when becoming part-time Secretary for the Religious Education Program at St. Mary’s. Several years later Judy became full-time Administrative Assistant.

E-mail: judy@stmaryrandolph.org ; Phone: 781-963-4141

Julie Pantazelos

Julie Pantazelos

Religious Education

Julie Pantazelos has been a member of St. Mary Parish for 34 years. She worked for the government for several years and came to work in St. Mary’s Religious Education Office in 1993, a ministry she refers to as “spiritually and mentally fulfilling.” She is the mother of four sons and grandmother of seven. Both her children and grandchildren have celebrated many sacraments at St. Mary’s, the church her sons still consider “home.”

Phone: 781-961-5009

Robert O'Connor

Robert O'Connor

Cemetery Executive Director

Bob O’Connor is a lifelong resident of Randolph and parishioner at St. Mary’s Parish who attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and Randolph High School. He began working for the parish in 1981 and was appointed Executive Director of St. Mary Cemetery in 1985. He is a member of the Catholic Cemetery Conference and a member and former board member of the New England Cemetery Association. He is also a member, former board member, and Past President of the Massachusetts Cemetery Association. Bob has earned the title of Certified Cemetery Executive from the New England Cemetery Association. As a licensed Construction Supervisor and license Boiler Operator, Bob oversees the parish facilities. He lives in Randolph with his wife, Patricia, and their two daughters, Caitlin and Meghan.

E-mail: roconnor@saintmarycemetery.org ; Phone: 781-961-9323

Joe Sheehan

Joe Sheehan

Business Manager

Before coming to St. Mary Parish as a Business Manager, Joe & his wife Marie owned a home health care business for 38 years. Joe & Marie have been married for over 46 years and have 3 daughters and 9 grandchildren. Currently, Joe is the Business Manager for the Parish, Cemetery & the St. Mary Chapter of St. Vincent de Paul.

E-mail: jsheehan@stmaryrandolph.org ; Phone: 781-963-4141

Felicia Kopleman-Hayes

Felicia Kopleman-Hayes

Director of Music Ministry

Felicia has been playing organ, piano and singing at St. Mary Parish since 1978. Felicia holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Boston University. She comes from a strong family background of music. Felicia’s mother plays the violin, her father is a professional singer, and her sister plays several instruments professionally.

Phone: 781-963-4141

James Eames

James Eames

Retired Deacon

Deacon Eames was born in Whitman, raised in Hyde Park and Mattapan, and served in the Air Force in the Korean War – spending two and a half years in Japan. He and his wife Rosemarie Gauss have two children, Lauren and Jimmy, and three grandchildren.

In 1981 Deacon Eames was accepted into the Permanent Diaconate Program and was ordained by Cardinal Law in May, 1986. The first four years after ordination he divided ministering to the homeless on the South Shore and ministering Sacramentally to the people of St. Mary Parish.

Although officially retired by the Archdiocese, Deacon Jim remains active at St. Mary Parish.

Helen Tolland

Senior Council Member

Helen was born in South Boston and raised & educated in Dedham. She attended and graduated from the Chandler Secretarial School. Married to Leo, they had 7 children while living in Randolph for over 45 years. At St. Mary Parish, Helen wears many hats – supporting the Administrative Secretary as well as the Business Manager. In addition to her ministry at St. Mary, Helen volunteers at the Turner Free Library and the St. Mary Senior Council.

Eileen Naughton

Housekeeper

Eileen was born and grew up in Tipperary, Ireland. Upon graduation from school and before coming to the United States at the age of 17, she worked for a Veterinary Surgeon. Upon arriving in America, Eileen became an employee of Adage Electronic Company in Boston until her marriage to her husband, Michael Naughton. Together, they have raised three children. Eileen and Michael moved to Randolph in 1971 where they still reside. Eileen worked as a housekeeper/cook at St. Mary Convent until it closed. Since 1992, she has been the housekeeper at St. Mary Rectory.

Mary Conroy

Collection Manager

Mary was born in Boston and grew up in South Boston. After graduating from Cardinal Cushing High School in 1958, she attended secretarial school, which enabled her to get a position working for the MBTA. In 1966 Mary married Frank Conroy and together they raised 3 daughters. Mary & Frank moved to Randolph in 1967 and became parishioners of St. Mary Parish. After taking time off to raise her family Mary took on a position as a school bus driver for Blue Hills Regional Vocational Technical High School. After working in this position for 30+ years Mary retired and became a volunteer at St. Mary Parish which turned into a part-time position.