Collaborative Staff


Rev. Louis R. Palmieri


After graduating from Boston College, Father Lou taught at St. Stanislaus School in Chelsea. Later, he entered St. John's Seminary, graduated with a Masters degree in Divinity and was ordained a priest in 1993.

Father Lou was pastor of St. Michael Parish in Avon, and then pastor of Holy Family Parish in Amesbury, and Star of the Sea Parish in Salisbury.


Rev. Raymond Kiley

parochial vicar


Rev. Joseph D’Onofrio

parochial vicar
Father Joe was an engineer for a small company in Natick, MA for the first three years of his career.  He went on to enjoy employment with Polaroid Corporation for five years before the call finally crystalized and he entered the Seminary of Saint John in Brighton.  Since ordination in 2005, Fr. Joe has served at the Church of Saint Agnes in Arlington and the Church of Saint Patrick in Watertown.  In his spare time, he studies ancient Sanskrit and the wildlife of the Namib Desert.


Mr. Howard F. Lotis Jr.

director of pastoral ministries
Mr. Lotis holds a B.A. in music, an M.A. in ethnomusicology, and undergraduate and graduate certificates in Latin American Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. As an undergraduate, he performed field research in Guatemala, studying the native marimba music tradition. Previously he was music director at St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Medfield, MA for ten years, and at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery in Pittsburgh, PA where he contributed to the design and installation of a 36-rank Moller pipe organ in the monastery church. He has earned the Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and is a member of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM). Mr. Lotis currently is a student in the Master of Arts in Ministry program at the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John's Seminary.


Mrs. Cheri Kelly

director of religious education


Mr. John DiStefano

events coordinator



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