Father George E. Harrison is a native of Somerset and a graduate of the former Msgr. James Coyle High School in Taunton. He attended St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD. and was ordained a priest on May 18, 1968 by Bishop James L. Connolly. He served as a parochial vicar at St. Joseph's and St. Mary's in Taunton, St. Mary's in New Bedford, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Seekonk, and St. Julie's in North Dartmouth. In 1975, he earned a master's degree in education from Bridgewater State University. He became the founding pastor of St. John Neumann Parish in East Freetown in 1983 and remained there there for ten years. He became pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Seekonk, in 1993 and pastor of Holy Name, Fall River in 2005. Through the years, he has also been director of the Cathedral Camp and Retreat Center in East Freetown and of Campus Ministry at U-Mass, Dartmouth; chaplain at Bishop Stang High School, North Dartmouth and at Coyle and Cassidy High School, Taunton; and chaplain for the Taunton area Catholic Nurses Guild and Sierra Club. He has also served as assistant chancellor of the diocese and episcopal secretary; diocesan director of Youth Ministry and later diocesan secretary and vicar for youth.
Reverend George E. Harrison, Pastor
Father Riley Williams was born and raised in Osterville, MA. After graduating from Bishop Stang High School, he received his bachelor's degree from the Fransican University of Steubenville, and continued his studies in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross while residing at the North American College. Father Williams was ordained a priest in 2011 and, after a brief assignment to St. Mary's Parish in Mansfield, served as parochial vicar at St. John the Evangelist and St. Vincent de Paul Parishes in Attleboro before coming to Corpus Christi in 2015.
Father Riley Williams, Parochial Vicar
Rev. Deacon Arthur LaChance, Permanent Deacon: Ordained in 2002, Art has been a member of Corpus Christi since 1989 when he, his wife Julie, and their three children moved to Sandwich. Introduced to health care while serving in the Air Force, he continues to enjoy a successful career in that field.
Rev. Deacon Dennis O’Connell, Permanent Deacon: Deacon Dennis G. O’Connell’s family moved to Sandwich in 1964 and has been a member of Corpus Christi Parish since that time where he made his first communion and confirmation. Deacon O’Connell attended Sandwich Public Schools, Tabor Academy and is a 1979 graduate of Bryant University with a B.S. in Business Administration. Now semi-retired, Dennis worked as a Certified Public Accountant in both the public and private sectors on Cape Cod for 30 years. He was ordained a permanent deacon by Bishop Sean O’Malley on May 18, 2002, has been assigned to Corpus Christi since that time, and is the coordinator of our Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
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Bridgette Wargovich is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Musical Arts program in Organ Performance at Boston University. In May of 2014, she earned a Master of Sacred Music degree in organ performance, summa cum laude, from Boston University. She is an organ student of Peter Sykes and has studied voice with Robert Honeysucker. Bridgette's primary interest is sacred music; she has played and sung extensively in churches and community groups across Massachusetts. She is excited to share her love for sacred music with the Catholic community of Corpus Christi.
Bridgette Wargovich, Director of Music Ministries
Dolores Miller: After twenty-one years as a registered nurse, Dolores put her career on hold so she could be a stay-at-home mom and home school her two daughters. That was 14 years ago. Twelve years ago, Dolores and her husband, Charles moved to Sandwich and became parishioners of Corpus Christi Parish. Dolores has been involved in various ministries within the parish including Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist, Helping Hands Thrift Shop, teaching Faith Formation for Grades 3 - 7, Mentoring Confirmation, Youth Group, ACTS, Women of Grace, Dinner with a View and Parish Council. He daughters have used My Catholic Faith Delivered for the past two years, so she is very familiar with the program. Dolores believes that online learning is the way of the future and she is very excited to be overseeing this aspect of parish life.
Dolores Miller, Homeschool Coordinator
Carol Noonan, Parish Finance
Diane Kelly, Faith Formation Secretary
Teresa Brown, Parish Secretary