Serving the Catholic Communites of St. Mary in Lee, St. Mary of the Lakes in Otis, & St. Joseph in Stockbridge

Staff Member: Fr. Matt Barone

Staff Member: Fr. Matt Barone

Fr. Matt Barone

Parochial Vicar
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Greetings! My name is Fr. Matthew Barone, “Fr. Matt.” And I am very happy to be part of the parish family of Lee, Otis and Stockbridge!

I was born and raised in Chicopee with my mother and younger brother and sister. I attended St. Patrick’s School, Holyoke Catholic High School and Our Lady of the Elms College.

After completing college, I worked for 8 years as a school bus driver and trainer until I applied to the Diocese of Springfield to begin studying for the priesthood.
Bishop McDonnell accepted me and I began 6 years of study and formation at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA.

On August 15, 2020, (after a COVID delay) I was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Rozanski and assigned to begin my priestly ministry at St. Thomas Parish in W. Springfield, where I had spent the previous year as a Transitional Deacon.

I have very much my enjoyed first year of priesthood and I look forward to beginning my second year with all of you!

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