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Rev. Edmond M. Derosier


Father Edmond Derosier (Father D.) was ordained in 1973.  His previous assignments include St. John’s in Swampscott, Our Lady’s in Waltham and St. Thomas’ in Jamaica Plain.  In 1994 he was asked to pastor St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Shirley and oversee the rebuilding of the parish church.  In 2006, he was asked to pastor St. Mary’s Parish in Ayer to allow the parish to continue its long history of service.  He recently celebrated his 40th anniversary of ordination.


Sister Joan Guertin

Pastoral Associate:

Sister Joan has been the Pastoral Associate here at St. Anthony since July 2006. The Holy Union Sisters are an international Congregation, whose charism is union and reconciliation. We minister on four continents. Some of the ministries I have been engaged in over the years are teaching, administration and retreat work.


Donna Vaira

Coordinator of Religious Education

Donna manages all aspects of our religious education programs.  She has been the Coordinator of Religious Education here at St. Anthony since July 2000.



Pastor: Rev. Edmond M. Derosier 978-425-4588
Deacon: Raymond Gagnon  978-425-9271
Pastoral Associate: Sr. Joan Guertin, S.U.S.C. 978-772-2414
Business Manager: Sally Nappila 978-425-4588
Secretary:Doris Champagne 978-425-4588
Religious Education Coordinator: Donna Vaira  978-772-7474

  • Choir Director: Barbara Nole 978-425-4604
  • Organist: Silvia Bota 978-235-3468 
  • Post-Baptismal Outreach: Sonia Razzetti
  • Theology on Tap: Julie Murray at
    • The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA): Kathy and Bob Eldredge
  • Youth Group: Joe Leone

Parish Council
Deacon Raymond Gagnon
19 Horse Pond Road
Tel. 978-425-9271

Pauline Gagnon
19 Horse Pond Road
Tel. 978-425-9271

Kenneth Gionet
176 Great Road
Tel. 978-425-9370

Nancy Tarbell
13 Valley View Way, P.O. Box 764
Tel. 978-425-4994

Robert McBrine
162 Groton Road
Tel. 978-448-5653

Finance Committee
Deacon Raymond Gagnon
19 Horse Pond Road, Shirley, MA 01464
Tel. 978-425-9271

Paul Przybyla
173 Center Rd., P.O. Box 199, Shirley, MA 01464
Tel. 978-425-0294

Charles Gionet
22 Horse Pond Road, Shirley, MA 01464
Tel. 978-425-4722

Brian Anderson
1 Taft St., Ayer MA 01432

Tel 978-772-2355

Kevin Johnston
Benjamin Rd., P.O. Box 761, Shirley, MA 01464
Tel. 978-425-4715







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