Meet the Staff


Father Jay Mello

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



Deacon Paul was born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts. He attended Catholic elementary and high schools and graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, with a Master's degree in engineering. Deacon Paul and his wife Carol have been married for 48 years and have two sons and two grandchildren. The Levesques were active parishioners at St. Bernard parish since moving to Assonet in 1978. Together, they were very involved in RCIA, Adult Faith Formation, and Religious Education. In addition to parish involvement, Deacon Paul was an active member of the Cursillo Movement for many years, serving as Lay Director for the Diocesan Cursillo Secretariat, and also as the Regional Coordinator for the New England/New York region. Paul was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in 2013. In addition to his parish, Deacon Paul also ministers at Somerset Ridge Nursing Home. Deacon Paul was assigned to St. Michael’s and St. Joseph’s parishes by Bishop DaCunha on December 22, 2018.


Director of Pastoral Services

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 six years and have a wonderful, smart little boy named Samuel. Email


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


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


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


Mr. and Mrs. Eric and Ana Resendes

Youth Group Coordinators | Eric and Ana Resendes are the Coordinators of our joint 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. 



Organist | Mr. Roger Dufour serves as organist for St. Joseph Church, leading the music and choir for weekend Masses. He is available for weddings and funerals. 


Mr. Adam Morin

Choir Director | Mr. Adam Morin serves as our parish Choir Director. Mr. Morin graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2000 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance and Education. He has worked as a music educator, instructor and freelance performer. In addition to music director at St. Joseph, he is involved in music ministry, vocations committee and faith formation at Holy Name Parish as well as the Fall River Diocesan Choir, and various other local ensembles. He and his wife Sarah live in Fall River and have six children. 



Sexton | Mr. John Anderson is the Sexton of Saint Joseph's Church, maintaining the property and grounds of our parish complex. Mr. Anderson is a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church.