Parish Staff

Fr. John Delaney, Pastor:  978-373-1281 ext.122


Fr. Daniel McCoy, Parochial Vicar: 978-373-1281 ext. 114

1 year

As parochial vicar, Father Dan assists the pastor in celebrating sacraments and providing pastoral care. Fr. Dan’s favorite thing about his role at the parish is, “The people who work here, and the people we serve.” Fr. Dan attended Saint John Seminary and has been a priest since 2003.

Dr. Elizabeth Woodard, Pastoral Associate: 978-373-1281 ext.116

1 year

As pastoral associate, Elizabeth provides faith formation and education opportunities for teens and adults. She offers spiritual direction, retreats, lectures, and catechesis for adults preparing for entry into the Church. She directs our RCIA program, our high school confirmation program, and provides general oversight for all parish ministries. She holds a Ph.D. in Catholic theology from the Catholic University of America, and a Master of Sacred Music and a Master of Divinity from Boston University. She is also a sacred musician, singing with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and directing the Regis College Alumni Chorus. She also teaches graduate theology courses, flying out for intensive weekend courses at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana from time to time. Of her role, Elizabeth says, “I’m passionate about helping people learn of God’s love for them, and helping them discern their response.”

Holly Roche, Finance & Operations Manager: 978-373-1281 ext. 113

12 years

Holly manages all of the finances, facilities, operations and human resources for the school and parish. The part of her role at Sacred Hearts that she enjoys the most is “interaction with our parishioners. I have made long term friendships with them and feel very fortunate to be involved with such a caring vibrant parish community.” Holly holds a Finance and Operations certificate from the Archdiocese of Boston, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, and has completed post-graduate classes at Merrimack College in business and marketing. About her role, Holly says, “I consider Sacred Hearts Parish as my home; I am a lifelong parishioner and alumnus of Sacred Hearts School following my mother, who is also a graduate. My 3 sons, Shain, Seamus, and Patrick, are also graduates of the school.”

James Grocki, Principal of Sacred Hearts School: 978-372-5451

First year

Our newest addition to the parish and school staff joined us in the summer of 2022. He holds a M.Ed, in  Secondary Education from Salem State University, a C.A.G.S. in Educational Leadership from Emmanuel College, and a  B.A. in Management from Assumption University. His  main role as the Principal of Sacred Hearts School is to cultivate, foster and develop our students so they may deepen their Faith and become upstanding citizens in society. About his role, Principal Grocki says, “Although it is still so new, I have truly enjoyed spending time meeting people in both the school and the Parish.”

Monica Sylva, Assistant Principal of Sacred Hearts School: 978-372-5451 x221

1 year

As assistant principal, Monica supports the curriculum, instruction, and assessment at Sacred Hearts School. About her role, she says, “I love the beautiful children and families at Sacred Hearts, and watching them grow in knowledge and love of Jesus.” She holds an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College and a B.A. in Elementary Education with a Music Minor from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University in Minnesota.

Chrissie Pettis, Director of Early Childhood Center: 978-374-7161
30 years

Chrissie encourages all interested families to contact her for a visit/tour. As the director of the ECC, she welcomes young children as young as 2.9 years to enroll at the school. She says, “Sacred Hearts Parish has been a constant in my life. I am a lifelong parishioner along with my parents and family, and a proud alumnus of the school.  I have been blessed to have my career here with Sacred Hearts School for over 30 years.  SHS is a faith filled community committed to teaching and living catholic values.  The ECC is my home away from home, and I am extremely fortunate to work with a dedicated, loving, exceptional faculty and staff.  Our students bring me such joy and I can truly say I love going to work each day to witness the difference that we make.” Please call for more information at 978-374-7161. We welcome all to our Open Houses.

Mae Ba, Faith Formation Director: 978-373-1281 ext. 117
3 years

Ms. Mae’s role is to create opportunities of encounter for our catechists, volunteers, students and families through prayer, catechesis, spiritual retreat, and service experiences. She directs faith formation classes for grades K-8 and quotes Joe Paprocki, who says: "Faith formation is more than a subject to be taught- it is an invitation to a way of life." She provides opportunities for everyone to come and live the Gospel joy. About her role, Ms. Mae says, “I am always humbled by the generosity and dedication of our catechists and volunteers. I love our students and families and am overjoyed to be sharing a small part in their faith journey.” If you have a love of sharing the faith (in any capacity), please reach out to Ms. Mae learn about how you can be part of forming the youth of our parish. We need you!

Jillian Noonan, Youth Director (including God Squad & Outlet): 978-373-1281 

4 years

As our Youth Minister, Jillian creates a safe environment for the youth of our community to gather together and learn about God, community and service through games and conversations. She leads God Squad, a group for kids in grades 3-8 to enrich their faith lives. Of her role, Jillian says, “I love the kids in my groups. I love feeling like I can truly make a difference.” She elaborates, “I love the a-ha moments. Those moments when you realize a child has finally understood something you were trying to teach them. That’s what it is all about."

Scott Ness, Music Director: 978-373-1281 ext. 128


Peg DiGrazia, Groveland Organist: 978-373-1281


Pam Conte, Parish Secretary: 978-373-1281 ext.110

7 years

As parish secretary, Pam is often the first person you come to when you visit or call the office. Pam can Provide information about: baptisms and schedule dates, funeral Masses and schedule dates, scheduling Mass Intentions, scheduling Sanctuary Lamps, preparing Mass Cards, completing certificates for sacraments: Baptism, First Communions, Confirmations, and marriages, registering as a member of the parish, requesting offertory envelope numbers and envelopes, change of address or other information updates, answer general questions about the parish, and direct your inquires to the staff person who can best help you. She holds a B.A. in deaf education, secondary education and social sciences from Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida. About her role, Pam says, “I am fortunate to work with people who share my desire to serve God, our parish, and our community.”

Maureen Trainor, Office Assistant: 978-373-1281 ext.110

5 years

As an Office Assistant, Maureen performs some of the daily operations of the office by answering the phone, data entry, and any type of administrative work that needs to be completed. Maureen most enjoys working with the public (our parish community) and being able to assist them with their many questions or direct them to whomever can be of assistance to them. Maureen has taken courses in personnel relations, computer operations, labor relations, and has over 38 years as an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Department of Employment and Training and Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission) and 6 years as a part time employee of the United Way of Merrimack Valley and Massachusetts Bay.

Alex Landaverde, Maintenance Professional: 978-373-1281 

Alex is responsible for keeping the Sacred Hearts community clean and well maintained. He works to ensure that our buildings are welcoming and safe. Of his role, Alex says that his favorite part is helping others, and that it is important to him to be a smiling person, helping to facilitate the creation of an overall friendly environment.