Meet the Staff

FATHER JAY MELLO, PASTOR

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Pastor | Fr. Jay Mello, S.T.L. was born in Fall River on February 29, 1980. He grew up as a parishioner of Sts. Peter and Paul parish and attended the parish school. He graduated from Diman Regional Vocation Technical High School in 1998 from the culinary arts program. Fr. Jay was inducted into the High School’s Hall of Fame in 2014. He attend the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, graduating in 2003 with a bachelor degrees in Philosophy and Theology and Religious Education. After graduation from the university, Fr. Jay was assigned to the Pontifical North American College in Rome for seminary formation. He attended the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and earned a Sacred Theological Baccalaureate. On July 7, 2007 Fr. Jay was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop George Coleman at St. Mary’s Cathedral. He was then assigned to return to Rome for continued studies where he earned a Sacred Theological Licentiate from the Gregorian University. In 2008, he was assigned to be the Parochial Vicar at St. Julie Billiart Parish and chaplain of Bishop Stang High School in North Dartmouth. In 2010, he was assigned to St. Patrick’s Parish in Falmouth. In 2011, Fr. Jay was made the assistant vocation director for the Diocese of Fall River. In 2012, he was assigned to be the parochial vicar at St. Mary’s Parish in Mansfield. In 2014, he was assigned to be the temporary parochial administrator of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in New Bedford. In January of 2015, he was made the Parochial Administrator of St. Michael’s and St. Joseph’s parishes in the city of Fall River. In April 2016, he was installed as pastor of St. Michael's and St. Joseph's. Email fatherjaymello@gmail.com.

MRS. SHANNA LUBOLD

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Director of Pastoral Services | Mrs. Shanna Lubold has been serving as Director of Pastoral Services for both St. Joseph and St. Michael Parishes since May of 2015. Her goal is to lessen the administrative duties of the clergy, so that they may devote their time to the spiritual needs of their parishioners. She is a lifelong parishioner of Saint Michael's Church. She serves as a Youth Group Advisor, a lector, a member of the School and Parish Finance Councils, and has been a member of the parish choir since the age of 4. Shanna, daughter of Paulo and Lourdes Carvalho, is bilingual, speaking both English and Portuguese fluently. She and her husband Michael have been married eight years and have a wonderful, smart little boy named Samuel. Email stjosephsfallriver@gmail.com.

MS. JEAN REVIL 

Director of Adult Religious Education | Ms. Jean Revil is the Director of Religious Education for the Adults of our parish. Among preparing adults for RCIA, she also leads Bible Study and seasonal learning events, such as our Lenten discussion series. Email jrevil@comcast.net.

MRS. ANA LUCY MELLO

Director of Religious Education, Confirmation Grades | Mrs. Ana Lucy Mello is a Parishioner of St. Joseph's Church. She is the Director of Religious Education for the Confirmation Program, preparing our 8th and 9th graders for the final Sacrament of Initiation, Confirmation. Mrs. Mello also serves as a lector at Mass. Email analuciamello910@gmail.com.

MRS. LISA OUELLETTE

Director of Religious Education, Grades 1-7 | Mrs. Lisa Ouellette, a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church, is the Director of Religious Education for grades 1-7. Mrs. Ouellette also serves as a Eucharistic Minister. Email loullette@smsfr.dfrcs.org.

MR. AND MRS. ERIC AND ANA RESENDES

Youth Group Coordinators | Eric and Ana Resendes are the Coordinators of our Youth Group. Parishioners of St. Michael's Church, they serve as Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist, are on the Holy Ghost Feast Committee and have been dedicated to the youth of the parish. Ana is also a long-time teacher at our parish school. Together, they have two teenage children.

MR. AND MRS. MICHAEL AND SHANNA LUBOLD

Youth Group Coordinators | Michael and Shanna are the Coordinators of our Youth Group. Parishioners of St. Michael's Church, together they assist in many different facets throughout our parish community. Michael is a teacher for the 8th grade Confirmation program. Together, they have a young son enrolled in our parish school. They are dedicated to the youth of the parish.

MR. AND MRS. Ryan and michelle klein

Junior Youth Group Coordinators | Michelle and Ryan Klein are parishioners at St. Joseph Church, and together with Kelly and Scott Cabral, are co-coordinators of our Junior Youth Group, serving kids from 5th to 7th grade. The Junior Youth Group meets once a month at St. Michael Parish Hall for fun and service activities. Michelle is a Pre-K teacher at St. Michael School where Ryan is the Technology instructor, together teach for our religious education program, and Michelle serves as a Lector at 10:45 Mass. They are the proud parents of three wonderful children.

MR. AND MRS. SCOTT AND KELLY CABRAL

Junior Youth Group Coordinators | Scott and Kelly Cabral are parishioners at St. Michael Church, and together with Ryan and Michelle Klein, are co-coordinators of our Junior Youth Group, serving kids from 5th to 7th grade. The Junior Youth Group meets once a month at St. Michael Parish Hall for fun and service activities. Kelly serves as a member of our School Finance Committee, and together, they volunteer and assist at many of our parish events. They are the proud parents of two wonderful children.