Parish Office and Staff



Rev. Bill Devine

(508) 697-9528

After serving 23 years as a chaplain in the Navy and Marine Corps, Fr. Bill Devine was appointed pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas in June 2011. In this capacity he assumes the responsibility of leading and serving God’s people in the parish and ministering to Bridgewater State University and the prison.



Rev. Jason Giombetti

Parochial Vicar

(508) 697-9528

Born on New Year’s Day 1984 in Framingham, Fr. Jason Rinaldo Giombetti is the only child of Joseph and Katherine (Moran) Giombetti of Ashland. He attended local public schools: Warren (Elementary); Mindess (Junior High) and Ashland High. He received A.A. from Dean College in Franklin and a B.S. from Suffolk University majoring in psychology. Following college graduation in 2006 and until 2011 he was Director of Religious Education and Coordinator of Youth Ministry at two parishes: St. Cecilia, Ashland and St. Patrick, Natick. He entered St. John Seminary and has spent his deacon year at St. Joseph Parish, Needham.



Peter Vitagliano

Business Manager
(508) 697-9528





Rob Ruth

Administrative Assistant

St. Thomas Aquinas Church
(508) 697-9528

As Administrative Assistant for the parish Rob provides various kinds of organizational support to the Pastor, Business Manager, and Parish Staff. As well, he coordinates the planning and scheduling of all parish events, facilities and ministries. He designs and produces the weekly bulletin, manages and distributes information, maintains files and records, sends and receives correspondence, answers phones, takes memos, and greets and directs clients, visitors and parishioners.



Rita Garufi

Administrative Assistant

St. Basil Chapel, BSU
(508) 531-1346

Rita joined the parish staff at the start of 2015. As the administrative assistant for St. Basil Chapel, Rita will glady assist you with the scheduling of the facilities and Memorial Masses at St. Basil.





Debbie Hill

Religious Education Coordinator

Grades 9 & 10
(508) 697-3652

Debbie is the Religious Education Coordinator for Grades 9 & 10. After volunteering in the program for 12 years, she joined the staff in 2010. She received Catechetical Certification through the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization and maintains professional updating through the Archdiocese of Boston. She coordinates the preparation of confirmandi for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Included in this are community service projects, retreats, Confession, as well as the documentation needed to receive the Sacrament.



Marie Masiitis

Religious Education Coordinator

Grades 1-8

Marie brings many years of experience as an elementary teacher and administrator to her role as Religious Education Coordinator for Grades 1-8.  In this role, she coordinates the preparation for children in second grade to receive the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation. Currently she is  working on a Catechetical Certification through the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization.




at the parish office


508-697-9528 [Main Office]
508-697-3652 [Education Office]
508-279-1859 [Parish Fax]


103 Center Street,
Bridgewater, MA 02324


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