Our Clergy

Reverend David C. Michael, Pastor

Fr. David Michael is a native of Gloucester, MA. In 1986, after having completed undergraduate and graduate studies at St. John Seminary in Brighton, Fr. Michael was ordained to the Priesthood. His first two assignments were at Sacred Hearts Parish in Bradford/Haverhill and at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Swampscott. From 1997 – 2005, Fr. Michael served as Catholic Chaplain at Brandeis University. In December, 2005, Fr. Michael accepted his first pastorate at St. John Chrysostom Parish in West Roxbury, and, in November, 2010, he was installed as the eighth Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Needham. Since 1997, Fr. Michael has also served as Associate Director of the Archdiocese of Boston’s Office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, for interreligious relations.  Tel: (781) 444-0245.

Reverend Peter L. Stamm, Parochial Vicar

Fr. Peter L. Stamm, the eldest of three sons born to Geoffrey and Florence, grew up in Washington, D.C. Having graduated from Boston College in 2008, Fr. Stamm spent several years in service to immigrant communities living in Lawrence and Roxbury before beginning studies toward the priesthood at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. After serving as a deacon at the Natick Collaborative of St. Patrick-St. Linus, Father was ordained to the priesthood on May 23, 2015 and assigned to St. Joseph Parish. Tel: (781) 444-0245.



Reverend Msgr. Francis J. McGann - Senior Priest in Residence 

Monsignor Frank McGann comes from Woburn and was ordained to the priesthood in Boston in 1949. Upon ordination his first assignment was at St. Brendan's in Bellingham. Over the next twenty-four years he would serve at parishes in Walpole, Dorchester and Cambridge. In 1973 he became pastor of St. Paul's Parish in Hingham where he would remain for twelve years. After a short interval at the Vatican II Institute and as Administrator of St. Patrick's in Lynn, he moved to St. Eulalia's in Winchester where he was the beloved pastor for ten years. Monsignor joined the St. Joseph community in 1995 as senior priest in residence where he keeps a busy schedule of service particularly with his visits to the sick and elderly parishioners of Needham.  Tel: (781) 444-0245

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