Pastoral Team


Father Daniel Hennessey

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Please contact the parish office if you would like to speak to a priest for anything you may need. 


Parochial Vicar

Father Karlo Hocursak

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Please contact the parish office if you would like to speak to a priest for anything you may need. 

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Debbie Jones
Administrative Assitant

Deborah has been a parishioner of St. Agnes for the past 40 years, and has worked for the parish for the past 18 years. Deb and her husband Jeffrey have 2 children and 3 granddaughters with one more on the way. She is always happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Sue Saumsiegle
Confirmation Coordinator

Susan has been a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima her entire life. She resides in Topsfield with her husband Scott and their three children, Jacquelyn, Brooke and Andrew. She is very enthusiastic about her role with our parishes' high schoolers and preparing them to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. It is her absolute pleasure to work with you and your children through our Religious Education program. Being a part of our parish community brings Sue much happiness.

Melisa Hughes
Catechesis Coordinator

Melisa coordinates our faith formation students in grades 3-5 along with our middle school EDGE program.

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Erica Yanchus
First Communion Coordinator

Erica directs our PreK - Grade 2 faith formation program, ensuring that quality catechesis is provided as children prepare to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist for the first time. Erica resides in Topsfield where her family has been a part of the St. Rose and St. Agnes community for over 45 years.

Jackie Chiumiento
Faith Formation Assistant

Jackie is our Faith Formation Assistant and helps out with all of the Religious Education programs. She enjoys working with the children and helping them prepare to receive their Sacraments. Jackie resides in Middleton with her husband Jeff and their two children, Maxwell and Samantha.

Laura Kirkpatrick
Family Ministry Coordinator

Laura is our Family Ministry and Baptism Coordinator. If you are new to the parish, interested in meeting other faithful families, or have questions about baptism, please email Laura and she will be happy to assist.

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Janine Castro
Business Manager

Janine works at St. Agnes and St. Rose as our Business Manager. She handles the finances for both parishes and is an important member of our team and office staff! Please reach out to Janine with any business or financial related needs.

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Eric D'Agostino

Eric was born and raised in Topsfield where he lives with his wife, Donna.  He has 3 adult daughters and 4 beautiful grandchildren.

He graduated from Masco in 1980 and was baptized in the original St. Rose church.  He is an usher and member of the Parish Pastoral Committee.

Scott Saulnier

Scott serves as the sacristan and porter at Saint Agnes Parish in Middleton, MA

Dorothy Arathuzik
Wedding Coordinator

Dorothy has been a member of the parish since 1969 and served as our wedding coordinator for the past 35 years. Dorothy and her husband John have been married for fifty-five years and reside in Topsfield, where they raised their three children, and now have five grandchildren. The Arathuziks have volunteered their time and talents for the parish community for decades in a variety of positions and programs. For her devotion to the parish community, Dorothy was the St. Rose recipient of the Cheverus Medal from Cardinal Sean O'Malley in 2022. The award honors local Catholics for long-time service to the Church, particularly those who do so without public recognition.

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Brian Curley
Brian Curley

Brian joined our parish team in 2019 and manages our website and social media. He works at Wolf Hill Garden Center on Rt. 1 in Ipswich and attends the 6pm Mass at Saint Rose.

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