Reverend Guy Sciacca


 Fr. Guy Sciacca grew up in Medford and is the son of immigrant parents (his father was Sicilian and his mother was Irish-Canadian). He attended Catholic schools including Christopher Columbus School in the North End. After graduating from North Adams State College, he taught High School French and English for a few years and then went on to pursue an administrative career in higher education. He was ordained a priest in 2010. 

Fr. Guy served as Parochial Vicar at St. John the Evangelist Parish in North Chelmsford, and St. Joseph’s in Needham. He was Administrator of St. Mary’s in Hull and most recently was the Administrator of St. Michael’s Parish in Lowell.

Reverend Joseph Chinh Nguyen

Chaplain to Vietnamese Community

Father Joseph Chinh Nguyen was born on June 10, 1944 in Binh-Dinh Province, Viet-Nam. Pontifical College St. Pius X, Dalat, Viet-Nam (1964 – 1972) Faculty of Letters of Sai-Gon University, Viet-Nam (1972 – 1975)
Father Joseph Chinh Nguyen was ordained to the Priesthood on December 19th, 1971 at the Cathedral of Qui-Nhon Diocese, Viet-Nam. After the Viet-Nam war, he entered the United States as a refugee. First, he served in Northern California (San Francisco Archdiocese and San Jose Diocese) for several years in 1980s. Then, in 1991, he came to Boston to serve the Vietnamese Community at Saint William Church in Dorchester. Then, he was assigned as Associate Pastor at Saint William’s. In 2004, he was assigned as Associate Pastor at Saint Ambrose Parish in Dorchester. Together with the Vietnamese priests from Saint Ambrose, in rotation, he came to Sacred Heart Church in East Boston to serve Sunday masses for its Vietnamese Community. Father Chinh retired at the end of 2012. However, he continues to serve the Vietnamese Community of Sacred Heart Parish as coordinator of the Vietnamese Apostolate.

Linh Mục Giuse Nguyễn Chính

Phụ trách việc mục vụ cho giáo đoàn Việt Nam tại giáo xứ Thánh Tâm, East Boston. Cha Giuse Nguyễn Chính sinh ngày 10 tháng 6 năm 1944 tại Bình Định, Việt Nam. Học vấn: Giáo Hoàng Học Viện Thánh Piô X, Đà Lạt, Việt Nam (1964 - 1972) Đại Học Văn Khoa Sài Gòn (1972 - 1975)
Thụ phong Linh Mục ngày 19 tháng 12 năm 1971 tại nhà thờ Chánh Tòa, giáo phận Qui Nhơn.
Sau chiến tranh Việt Nam, cha Chính nhập cư vào Hoa Kỳ với tư cách tị nạn. Sau khi làm việc vài năm trong thập niên 1980 tại bắc California (Tổng giáo phận San Francisco và giáo phận San Jose), cha Chính tới Boston năm 1991 và làm việc giúp cộng đoàn Việt Nam ở giáo xứ Thánh William tại Dorchester. Cha được bổ nhiệm làm phó xứ tại đó. Năm 2004, cha làm phó xứ tại giáo xứ Thánh Ambrose ở Dorchester. Cuối năm 2012, cha về hưu. Tuy nhiên, cha vẫn tiếp tục tình nguyện phục vụ với tư cách phục vụ cho giáo đoàn Việt Nam tại giáo xứ Thánh Tâm ở East Boston cho tới nay

Joan Amaral

Parish Secretary


Sharon Rozzi

Director of Religious Education


Sharon is a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Parish and a lifelong resident of East Boston.. She serves that parish as a Eucharistic Minister, CAP member, and has served as CCD Director since 1999.  She is a graduate of Salem State College, and is currently a 5th grade teach at East Boston Central Catholic School. Sharon i the proud mother of a son, Robert, and a daughter, Lauryn, both of whom are teachers.  Lauryn teaches 1st grade at East Boston Central Catholic, and Robert is teaching at Wakefield High School, where he is the Head of the History Dept.  Her daughter-in-law, Victoria, is also a teacher, teaching math at Arlington Catholic. She loves her two beautiful grandchildren, Thomas and Alyson, both of whom attend EBCCS. Sharon attributes her mother, Josephine Carlton, as the greatest teacher and influence in her becoming a teacher.

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Annetta Whethem

Music Director 

Annetta holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from the University of Lethbridge, where she studied with Dr. George Evelyn. She most recently studied with Reid Spencer in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She currently studies voice with Pamela Dellal at the Longy School of music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is pursuing a Masters in vocal performance.

In addition to teaching private lessons, Annetta has directed the Kitchener-Waterloo Gilbert and Sullivan Vocal Ensemble and the Banda Lira do Espirito Santo (marching band). She was most recently conductor for the Cambridge Kiwanis Boys Choir and was music director and organist at St. James’ Anglican Church (Cambridge, Canada). 

Annetta has performed with various ensembles, including Arcady, Musikay, Brott Festival Chorus, Baker Street Carolers, SOLO Opera, and Hamilton Opera.  She also attended the COSI Opera program in Italy in July 2017.