Thursday, May 5, is the Feast of the Ascension of the Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be offered at 9am on the Feast Day and at 7pm on the Vigil (May 4).



Rev. John Culloty





Rev. Kevin T. Hickey

Asst. Priest


Rev. Robert Rivard, F.M.S.I.

Asst. Priest

Rev. Robert Rivard was born and raised in Bristol, CT, one of six children. After graduating from the local high school, he entered the U. S. Air Force, serving for four years, with a specialty in radio operations.

After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, he worked for the Southern New England Telephone Company from 1956 until he entered the Sons of Mary, Health of the Sick – a religious order situated in Framingham – in 1965.

Father Rivard pursued his studies for the priesthood at Holy Apostle Seminary in Cromwell, CT and then at Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston where he was ordained a priest in 1977.

Assigned to the missions in South America, Father Rivard served the people of Lima, Peru for five years and then was sent west to Manila in the Philippine Islands for another five years.

Returning to Framingham, he worked in Prison Ministry and was chaplain to the Good Shepherd Sisters in Marlboro. In 1994, Father Rivard came to Norfolk to help our previous pastor, Father Robert Connor, when he was ill. Residing here at St. Jude Parish as Associate Pastor, Father Rivard continues his prison ministry and chaplaincy with the Sisters in Marlboro.


Rev. Deacon David Ghioni






Mary Sheedy 

Pastoral Associate/Ministries Manager




Louise Caussade

Administrative Assistant


Gail Patterson

Religious Education Coordinator - High School


Cathy O'Connell

Religious Education Coordinator - Elementary School


Ellen Sebastiano

Religious Education Administrative Assistant



Stephen Zrike Sr.












St. Jude Church

86 Main Street
P.O. Box 305
Norfolk, MA 02056









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