Rev. Robert E. Casey


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Fr. Casey was born in Boston, MA and raised in Milton and Dorchester, MA.  He attended St. Mark's and St. Gregory's Elementary School, Christopher Columbus Catholic High School in the North End, and received a B.A. in Biology from St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH in 1981.  He entered St. Anselm Abbey after graduation and was welcomed as Benedictine monk until 1984 when he transferred to St. John's Seminary in Boston, and ordained a priest in June of 1987 for the Archdiocese of Boston.  Before being appointed Pastor of St. Brigid Parish in 2000 and Gate of Heaven Parish in 2002, Fr. Casey served as Team Minster at St. Joseph Parish and Sacred Heart Parish and later Holy Family Parish in Amesbury, as parochial vicar at St. Mary's Parish, Charlestown, and St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Medford, MA.  Fr. Casey was the former Assistant Catholic Chaplain for the Boston Fire Department and has been Catholic Chaplain for the Medford Police Department since 1988. 


Monsignor Liam Bergin

Assisting Priest

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Monsignor Liam Bergin has been priest-in-residence at our parishes since May 2012. A priest of the Diocese of Ossory, he is a native of Co. Laois (Ireland). He studied and taught in Italy for 24 years and served as rector of the Pontifical Irish College in Rome for 10 years until he came to Boston in 2011. During this time he was also a professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University, where he had earned a doctorate in sacred theology. He also holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics and chemistry and a higher diploma in education.  In September 2014 he was named Professor of the Practice of Sacramental Theology at the Theology Department at Boston College having already been a visiting professor at the University for three years. Since arriving in Boston he has become an avid Red Sox fan!


Maureen Sullivan

Finance and Operations Manager

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Maureen joined St Brigid and Gate of Heaven Parish full time in January 2016 as the Finance & Operations Manager. She spent the past 7 years working part time for St Cecilia Parish in Boston as a Project Manager for a multimillion dollar renovation as well as the Facilities Manager for day to day operations. Prior to working for parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston, Maureen owned her own small business consulting company and also worked in various management positions for large Information Technology and Health Insurance Corporations. She attended Immaculate Conception School in Revere, MA and Pope John XXIII HS in Everett, MA. She earned her BS degree in Business Management from the University of Massachusetts and a Graduate Certificate in Marketing from Northeastern University/BCBSMA Management Training Program. Maureen is an avid Boston sports fan and a huge woman and men’s college basketball fan. Most importantly she loves spending time at home in Melrose, MA with her husband Brian and their 3 children Katey, Jack and Liam.


Claire Banks

Tuition Coordinator, South Boston Catholic Academy

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Mrs. Claire Banks is a graduate of Georgetown University where she received a degree in Accounting.  She went on to become a Certified Public Accountant, and worked for many years at a public accounting firm that specialized in Forensic Accounting.  Claire received her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.


Carolyn Martin

Music Director, Organist

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Carolyn is our music director in the parishes. She plays all of the Sunday Masses, as well as weddings, funerals, and holy day services. Carolyn also directs the adult choir. If you're interested in joining the choir, email Carolyn.




Patricia Strumm

Parish Secretary

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Trish works in the Parish office Monday through Friday and handles many different aspects of parish life from booking Baptisms, Weddings and Masses, to filing mail, to coordinating Funerals-- Trish does it all! You've probably spoken to her if you've called or come by the Parish office. 


Martin Keogh
Director of Operations


Patrick Lyons


Pat is the custodian at Gate of Heaven and St. Brigid Parishes. Pat has been with the Parishes for more than 20 years! He is responsible for maintaining the courtyards and grass around the Parish grounds in the summer and removing snow during the winter.



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