Welcome to Holy Family/St. Thomas Aquinas Parish! As a Roman Catholic Parish, in the heart of Park Slope, we are a faith-filled parish family that strives to challenge and support each person to live a deeper relationship with Jesus. Each day we celebrate His Gospel through the Eucharist and by being committed to the causes of social justice and equality for all. Aware of this Christian call, we hope to accomplish our mission through liturgy, education, service, and a place to call home for the individual, the family, and the entire community.
Meet Our Pastoral Staff:
Most Reverend James Massa, Pastor
The Most Reverend James Massa, Ph.D., D.D. began his pastorate at Holy Family – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in June 2018. Bishop Massa was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 2015, after years of teaching theology at various seminaries in the New York and Boston areas. He grew up in New Jersey and attended Boston College and later Fordham University, where he studied under the later Cardinal Avery Dulles. As the past Executive Director of the ecumenical and interreligious affairs office of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Massa has also written and lectured on various topics pertaining to the Catholic Church’s relationships with other Christian communities and other religions. His episcopal motto is taken from Christ’s High Priests Prayer in the Gospel of John (17:21), and reflects both his academic interests and love for the pastoral mission of the Church: “May they all be one.”
Reverend Mark Matthias, Administrator, 718-768-9471, ext. 111
Fr. Mark comes to us from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Bayside NY where he was Parochial Vicar. Fr. Mark attended Pope St. John XXIII Seminary in Weston, MA, for later vocations. He holds a Master’s of Divinity and a B.A. in Communications, (Radio/TV/Film). Fr. Mark worked in the broadcasting, entertainment and corporate fields before hearing the Lord call him to work full-time for Him.
Reverend Jesús Cuadros, Pastor Emeritus
Reverend Jesús Cuadros served the people of God for 18 years as the Pastor of Holy Family/St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. Although retired, he continues to be a vital presence in the community of HF/STA and the Church and continues to be a shepherd of souls.
Deacon John Flannery, 718-768-9471, ext. 110
Sister Doryne Bermoy, FLP, Director of Religious Education, 718-768-9471, ext. 102