More staff will be added soon.
Deacon Leo Donoghue
Deacon Leo has been a member of St. Joseph’s parish since 2009. His primary role is supporting the pastor in multiple ministerial ways. Deacon Leo earned an M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College. He married his wife Edna in 1973. They have one daughter, Mary, who is a second grade teacher. Prior to being assigned to St. Joseph Parish, Deacon Leo served as Director of the Permanent Diaconate for the Archdiocese of Boston for 12 years and before that served as Regional Director during 16 years within Catholic Charities.
Denise Patts, Oblate OSB
Parish Office Manager
Denise Patts has been our Office Manager since 2004. Denise is an Oblate of St. Benedict. She brings together her certification in Business Administration and Faith Formation studies to run our parish office. She has been married to Ken for 31 years. They live in Hull and have two adult sons. Her favorite part of this job is not the ‘office management’ but the people whom she serves and ministers to.
Finance & Operations Manager
Joe and his wife Marie have been married for almost 48 years. They have 3 daughters and 9 grandchildren. Before getting involved with the church as a business manager in 2004, they owned and operated a business in healthcare for 38 years. Joe & Marie currently live in South Weymouth. Joe was honorably discharged from the USAR in 1976. He earned a BS degree in Education from Boston State/UMASS Boston in 1969.