Rev. Robert A. Poitras

Born in Boston, MA on December 14, 1977, he is the sixth of six children of the late Robert and Loretta Poitras of Lowell, MA.  His siblings are Pamela Lupien, Bruce Poitras, Brenda Martin, Steven Poitras, and Marie Hemmerle. 

Fr. Bob received his primary education at St. Patrick School in Lowell, MA.  He the graduated from Dracut Senior High School in 1995.  Following two years in the work force doing welding and plumbing for BTI in Billerica, MA, Fr. Bob then entered St. John Seminary in Brighton, MA, in 1997.  Fr. Bob received his bachelors of Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Philosophy in 2001 and was then sent to continue his Theology Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, where he received a Sacred Theology Bachelors.  Living at the North American College, Fr. Bob continued his studies for a License in Sacred Theology and completed his studies in 2005, when he was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Boston on May 21, 2005. 

Fr. Bob’s previous assignments have been as parochial vicar at St. Agatha Parish in Milton, Ma, as Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Boxford, Byfield, Georgetown, and Rowley, MA, and most recent as Administrator of Our Lady of Grace Parish in Dunstable, Groton, and Pepperell, MA. 

Fr. Bob is a hometown sports fan who loves, God, family and friends.


Rev. Godfrey Musabe

Parochial Vicar
Born is Fort Portal, Uganda on November 28, 1985, he is the fifth of eight children of Charles Bweyale and Euflazia Bonabaana.  His siblings are Charles Bahemuka, Adolf Mwesige, Bridget Birungi, Christine Kabasinguzi, Irine Kanyiginya; two brothers are deceased - Raymond Businge and John Mary Vianney Rujumba.

Godfrey received all of his pre-seminary education in Uganda.  Kyarusozi Primary School; St. Mary Minor Seminary, and St. Leo College.  In 2008, he received at B.A. in Social Sciences from Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi, Uganda, and a certificate in Administrative Law from Makerere University in Kampla.

He is an alumnus of St. John Seminary and has been Deacon at St. Mary Magalden, Tyngsborough; St. Rita, Lowell and St. Marguerite d'Youville, Dracut Parishes.

This is his first assignment as a priest.


Deacon James T. Hinkle

Permanent Deacon

Deborah E. Bernier

Director of Faith Formation (Religious Education)
Deborah E. (Bartlett) Bernier is a graduate of Bishop Fenwick High School and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Educational and Pastoral Ministry from Emanuel College in Boston.

This year, Deborah is celebrating her 25th year as a Director of Religious Education, eighteen of those years she has shared her gift of faith with the children and Catechists at Saint Pius V.  Deborah has also served as DRE at Our Lady, Star of the Sea Parish in Marblehead and Saint Louis de Gonzaga Parish in Newburyport.

Deborah and her husband, Paul, celebrated their wedding at Saint Pius V in 2014.

Patrick Caulfield

Director of Music

Danielle Donachie

Communications Director

Faith Formation Secretary
Born and raised in Lynn.  Started coming to St. Pius V Parish as a child with my family and we would attend the 9:00AM mass.  My siblings and I would attend Religious Education while my mom was a Catechist.  Eventually I became a Catehchist Assistant to my mom.  In 1999, I started working at St. Pius V Pastoral Center (rectory) in the front office.  I am married to my husband Adam (a social studies teacher at Lynn English High School) and we live in Lynn with our two beagles named Summer and Yogi.

Eileen Lessard

Finance and Operations Manager

Paul Maestranzi

School Principal
St. Pius V Parish School has been the center of my professional career since 1983, when I began as teacher in the fourth grade after graduating from Bridgewater State College with a B.S. in Elementary Education.  As a new teacher, I learned from the skillful and dedicated Sisters of St. Joseph in Boston, who founded the school under the authority of St. Pius V Parish in 1945.  Under their leadership and mentoring, I was able to develop basic pedagogy and increasingly appreciate the joy and fulfillment of living out my vocation in a Catholic school.  Having earned an M.Ed. in Elementary Education at Salem State and an M.Ed. in School Administration at Emmanuel College, I taughter at several grade levels, eventually moving into administration as assistant principal in 1997.  Proud to be the first lay principal beginning in 2000, my years in administration have provided me opportunities to continue and advance the exemplary legacy of the Sisters.  Together with the Parish Pastoral Team, school advisory board, skillful administrative tea, and talented and professional faculty, the school has maintained a tradition of excellence while updating and expanding its overall program.  It is truly a pleasure to work with these dedicated individuals as we endeavor to provide comprehensive and innovative learning experiences for the "whole-child" in the light of God's redeeming love.  Of course the students, our "raison d'être", inspire us daily to model for them our school motto, "Do your best, and be kind to others."

Bill Moglia

Director of Liturgical Ministries

Deanna Moglia

Head Secretary / Bulletin Editor
Growing up, I've attended St. Pius V with my family and also attended St. Pius V School.  Currently I work here at St. Pius V Pastoral Center as Head Secretary.  I work in the front office and I put together the bulletin for both St. Pius V and Holy Family parishes.

Debbie Raftery

Secretary Assistant

David Tortolini

Facilities Maintenance


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