Holy Family Staff & Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Fridays: 9:00am - 12:00 Noon
Summer Office Hours (July-August)
Our office is located in the basement of the Church at 601 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA 02364. For easiest access please use our Lower Parking lot located on Chestnut Street.
Not sure who to contact?
Use our online contact form to send a note the Parish office.
Very Rev. Robert J. Deehan, VF
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A native of Quincy, MA, and a graduate of Boston College High, Northeastern University, University of Hartford and St. John Seminary, Brighton. Fr. Bob was ordained a priest in 1983. He has served at parishes in West Roxbury, Somerville/Medford, Lynn, Plymouth and Canton. Prior to his appointment as Pastor of Holy Family Parish, he served as Director of Clergy Personnel for the Archdiocese of Boston.
Parish ministry has always provided Fr. Bob with the most fulfillment and enjoyment, affording him the opportunity to live out the true purpose of his priesthood.
Rev. J. Thomas Gignac
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Fr. Tom Gignac is an alumnus of St. John’s Preparatory School, Syracuse University, Tuck School of Business, and St. John’s Seminary. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Boston in May 2016, and Holy Family Parish is his first assignment as a priest.
As a transitional deacon, Fr. Tom was assigned to St. Lucy and St. Monica Parishes in Methuen. Entering seminary later in life, Fr. Tom first had a career in business consulting. Having grown up on the North Shore, Fr. Tom is now in the early stages of conversion.
Dcn. Arthur J. Keefe
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Art Keefe was ordained a deacon in 1996 and has been a parishioner at Holy Family Parish for more than 40 years. He has enjoyed being involved in prison and bereavement ministries as well as youth retreats.
A huge sports fan, he is especially interested in the Patriots and the Red Sox, whom he once worked for and traveled with. A Northeastern University graduate in Mathematics, Art feels blessed to have been married for many decades to Mary, his sweetheart since their teen years. Mary and Art's personal life revolves around their three children and six grandchildren.
Mrs. Mary Keefe
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Mary Keefe has been Music Director at Holy Family since 2002 (a choir director since 1980) and long time parishioner since the 1970's. With a degree from Boston University in music education and a great love of liturgy, it has been a wonderful opportunity to share God's musical gifts.
Her special interests include being Nana to six beautiful grandchildren and dancing. Mary is married to Deacon Art and is the mother of three children.
Mrs. Kristen McArdle
Office Administrative Assistant
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Kristen McArdle is married to Bill and is the mother of two children, Sophie and Jack. She and her husband grew up in Duxbury and both of their families continue to live here.
Kristen loves being with her family and friends, volunteering for various community organizations, spending time on the beach, and working in the garden.
Mrs. Cheryl Provost
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I recently returned to Massachusetts after living in New Hampshire for the past fifteen years. I have been married to my husband Bill for 34 years, and we have one son Shawn.
I served as the Bookstore Manager for Ste. Marie Parish in Manchester, NH for ten years, and then as Office Manager for Sacred Heart Parish, which is also located in Manchester, NH.
I enjoy hiking, jogging, kayaking and cross country skiing. The Holy Family Parish community has been very welcoming, and I look forward to serving the parishioners.
Ms. Jeanne Cregan
Director of Faith Formation
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Jeanne lives in Marshfield with her husband and three children. She graduated from St. Anselm College with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Classics. She later earned her M.A. in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College.
Before joining the staff of Holy Family in 2014, Jeanne had worked in different areas of Parish and High School Ministry for 18 years.
Mr. Matt Bensman
Youth Faith Formation Minister/Social Media Coordinator
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Matt grew up in Toledo Ohio and attended Franciscan University of Steubenville where he double majored in Theology and Philosophy. Matt now lives in Middleboro, MA with his wife, KellyAnn, children Graham and Caroline and dogs Lexi and Buckeye. When he is not at Holy Family Matt enjoys spending time with his family, grilling in the backyard and trying to find time to sneak in a round or two of golf.
Mrs. Jennifer Castricone
Children's Faith Formation Minister, Grades 1 and 2
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Jen grew up here in Duxbury and has been a lifelong parishioner at Holy Family. Before becoming involved with Faith Formation, she worked in Student Activities at UMass Boston. She enjoys volunteering, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family. She currently lives here in town with her husband, Chuck, son, Vincent and daughter, Natalie.
Jackie Halpin Curran
Children's Faith Formation Minister, Grades 3-6
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Jackie grew up on the south shore and attended Archbishop Williams High School. Yay, Bishops! Jackie earned her Bachelors’ Degree, Master of Education and a Certificate of School Administration from Emmanuel College. Yay, Saints! Jackie currently teaches Spanish at the East Middle School in Braintree where she has taught since 1990. Yay, Wamps! Jackie has been active in Faith Formation throughout her life as a catechist, coordinator and youth minister at St. Jerome, Sacred Heart and St. Joseph the Worker Parishes. Yay, Christian Youth! #faithinthenextgeneration
Mary Juliano Hayes
Faith Formation Administrative Assistant
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Mary lives in the town of Pembroke with her husband Mark and their two daughters, Elizabeth and Genevieve. Mary is originally from Dorchester (OFD) and grew up in St. Ann’s parish in Neponset. She has a B.S. degree in Management Studies and Marketing from Boston University. She was also a former employee of Boston University before deciding to raise her two girls. Mary is a very active member of the choir at Holy Family. Upon moving she searched for a musical outlet and found it in the choir at Holy Family. She enjoys singing, volunteering at school and spending time with her family and friends.
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Joanna grew up in Duxbury and is a graduate of Boston College. She met her husband, Mark at BC and they still attend many football and basketball games at their alma mater. They settled in Duxbury to raise their family. They have three sons: Nick, Wes and Christian, and a daughter, Alexis who all went through the Duxbury school system. Joanna worked for many years at The Village at Duxbury, serving in various roles, including marketing and community outreach. Joanna loves to read, walk and spend lots of time on Duxbury beach.
Originally from South Boston, I lived in Quincy and Hingham, and now Marshfield. After a thirty year career with Polaroid as a Senior Engineer and part-time Youth Minister in several South Shore parishes, I worked as a full-time Youth Minister in Milton, a Quality Manager in Rockland and as an Electrical Engineer in Pembroke retiring in 2013. My wife, Kathy, and I have been married fifty years, raised five children and love being grandparents to our eleven grandchildren. I love music, painting, sports and golf, not necessarily in that order.
Deeply committed to Jesus Christ, we endeavor to become a unified community of faith, worship, and service. We strive to be a warm, welcoming and caring parish in which the gifts and talents of all, young and old, are recognized and graciously used to nourish others.