Sacred Heart Parish Staff


Rev. Louis Palmieri


After graduating from Boston College, Father Palmieri 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 was pastor of Holy Family Parish in Amesbury, and Star of the Sea Parish in Salisbury.

Administrative Staff


Arlene Dooley
Business Manager

Sharon Steele

Debbie Russell
Volunteer Assistant

Mary Boyle
Rectory Cook

Michael Burke
Parish Landscaper


Rev. Raymond Kiley

parochial vicar



Rev. Joe D'Onofrio

parochial vicar

Fr. Joe has been ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ for ten years in May 2015. He volunteered on the RCIA team at Saint Anthony Parish. Fr. Joe lived in Cohasset from the time I was two until entering the seminary at the age of 34.  After Ordination in 2005, he was parochial vicar at Saint Agnes, Arlington. You can read more about Fr. Joe and his faith journey.


Mr. Howard F. Lotis Jr.

music director/liturgical coordinator

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









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