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

Patrick Caulfield

Director of Music



Andrew Genovese

Coordinator of Faith Formation
I am the Coordinator of Faith Formation at both Saint Pius V and Holy Family. I am a product of Catholic education graduating from Immaculate Conception in Lowell and Lowell Catholic High School.  I completed Theological studies at Merrimack College (BA) and Saint Joseph College of Maine (MA Pastoral Theology). I am Secular Franciscan and was professed into the Secular Franciscan Order in September 2008. I currently serve as the Regional Council for the Saint Elizabeth of Hungry Region. My goal is to collaborate with the clergy and parishioners to develop programs that pass on the Catholic Faith the youth and families of the parish.

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

Director of Youth Ministry
Bill Moglia is very honored to serve the collaborative of St. Pius V and Holy Family as both the Director of Youth Ministry and Liturgical Ministries. Bill has lived in Lynn, MA his whole life. He is an alumnus of St. Pius V School, class of 2001. He is also an alumnus of Lynn Classical High School, class of 2005. He then obtained his bachelors degree from Salem State University, class of 2009. He still resides in Lynn with his wife and two children. He grew up at St. Pius Parish and has been involved in several ministries during that time. He is very excited and looks forward to what God has planned for the collaborative.

Deanna Moglia

Head Secretary / Bulletin Editor
I’ve attended St. Pius V Church since I was little with my family and I’m a graduate of St. Pius V School. I started working at the Pastoral Center in 2013. I am now the Head Secretary of St. Pius V and Holy Family Collaborative. I also put together the bulletin for both parishes as well.

Debbie Raftery

Secretary Assistant

I have lived in Lynn my whole life.

I have been a parishioner of Saint Pius my whole life. And love being a part of this community.

I am the proud mother of two children, Thomas and Erin. I have two grandchildren, Deacon and Brinley.

I graduated from Lynn English High School in 1969. After graduation I went to work for the Division of Civil Service at The State House For 3 years.

I Left there in 1972 and went to work for The Lynn Fire Department as a clerk, then through the years I worked my way up to Administrative Assistant to the Chief of the Department.  I stayed there forty years until my retirement in 2012.

I am a member of the Ladies Ancient order of Hibernians Division 10.

I am a member of the Holy Family/Saint Pius Ladies Sodality.

I love to knit and do crafts. But I love being with my family especially my grandchildren. I am truly blessed by them.

Currently I am a part-time secretary at St. Pius V Pastoral Center.  I came here because I felt this is where God wanted me to be so that I could serve God, my parish and help my community. I love being a part of this parish and love the people I work with.  I love helping people when and wherever I can.

David Tortolini

Facilities Maintenance


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