Welcome to Holy Family – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish!
As a Roman Catholic Parish, in the heart of Park Slope, we are a faith-filled parish family that strives to challenge and support each person to live a deeper relationship with Jesus. Each day we celebrate His Gospel through the Eucharist and by being committed to the causes of social justice and equality for all. Aware of this Christian call, we hope to accomplish our mission through liturgy, education, service, and a place to call home for the individual, the family, and the entire community.
Bienvenido a la Iglesia de La Sagrada Familia – Santo Tomas de Aquino
Como Iglesia Católica Romana en el corazón de Park Slope, somos una familia parroquial llena de fe que lucha por desafiar y apoyar a cada persona a vivir una relación más profunda con Jesús. Cada día celebramos Su Evangelio a través de la Eucaristía y a través del compromiso con las causas de justicia social e igualdad para todos. Consientes de este llamado Cristiano, esperamos alcanzar nuestra misión a través de la liturgia, la educación, el servicio y el compromiso de hacer que nuestra iglesia sea un lugar al que cada individuo, cada familia y la comunidad entera pueda llamar hogar.
Meet Our Pastoral Staff:
Most Reverend James Massa, Pastor
The Most Reverend James Massa, Ph.D., D.D. began his pastorate at Holy Family – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in June 2018. Bishop Massa was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 2015, after years of teaching theology at various seminaries in the New York and Boston areas. He grew up in New Jersey and attended Boston College and later Fordham University, where he studied under the later Cardinal Avery Dulles. As the past Executive Director of the ecumenical and interreligious affairs office of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Massa has also written and lectured on various topics pertaining to the Catholic Church’s relationships with other Christian communities and other religions. His episcopal motto is taken from Christ’s High Priests Prayer in the Gospel of John (17:21), and reflects both his academic interests and love for the pastoral mission of the Church: “May they all be one.”
Reverend Willy Kingsley Ndi, Administrator,
718-768-9471, ext. 108
Born in Cameroon, Fr. Willy Kingsley Ndi was ordained to the Priesthood on 3 June 2017 by the Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, Ph.D., D.D. Prior to joining Holy Family – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Fr, Willy served as Parochial Vicar at St. Paul & St. Agnes Parish. Fr. Willy studied Philosophy at the St. Augustine Institute in Dakar, Senegal and in the Catholic University of Central Africa where he earned a Canonical Baccalaureate in Philosophy and a B.A. in Philosophy of Education. He later attended St. Joseph’s Seminary and College in Yonkers, NY where he studied theology and graduated with a M.A. in Theology and a M.Div. Fr. Willy considers research to be one of his favorite hobbies and enjoys learning about different cultures. He has a special devotion to St. Maximilian Kolbe and sees him as the saint who has the greatest impact on his priestly ministry.
Reverend Jesús Cuadros, Pastor Emeritus
Reverend Jesús Cuadros served the people of God for 18 years as the Pastor of Holy Family/St. Thomas Aquinas Parish. Although retired, he continues to be a vital presence in the community of HF/STA and the Church and continues to be a shepherd of souls.
Deacon John Flannery, 718-768-9471
Sister Doryne Bermoy, FLP, Director of Religious Education, 718-768-9471, ext. 102