Office Hours & Staff


Very Rev. Robert J. Deehan, VF, Pastor
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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, Parochial Vicar
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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.

Deacon Arthur J. Keefe, Permanent Deacon

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, Music Director
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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, Finance and Operations Manager

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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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Ms. Jennifer Castricone Mrs. Jennifer Castricone, Children's Faith Formation Minister, Grades 1 and 2


Ms. Jackie Halpin- Curran Mrs. Jennifer Castricone, Children's Faith Formation Minister, Grades 3-6
Mrs. Joanna Dow Mrs. Joanna Dow, Business Assistant


Mr. Beau Stebbins Mr. Beau Stebbins, Maintenance/Custodian


Mrs. Mary Juliano Hayes Mrs. Mary Juliano Hayes, Faith Formation Adminiatrative Assistant                    




Office Hours

 Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Fridays 9:00 AM - Noon

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. 


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