Pastoral Team

  Father Michael C. Lillpopp, Pastor
Fr. Michael is a native of Cheshire, Massachusetts, and was educated in the public schools there and in Dalton, Mass.  He earned a Master of Divinity degree and a Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology from St. Mary Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland; a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John Seminary in Boston, Mass., and an Associate of Applied Science degree from the Community College of the Air Force in Montgomery, Alabama.  He also attended the National Cryptologic School at Fort Meade, Maryland.  

Father Lillpopp was ordained a priest in 2005 and has served in parishes in the lower Pioneer Valley, the Berkshires, as well as Anchorage, Alaska.  He was the founding pastor of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in West Springfield.  Father Lillpopp is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, with assignments in Germany, England, and Saudi Arabia.  He is also the co-founder of the Uganda Rural Fund, an international relief and non-governmental organization that serves severely impoverished children and adults in East Africa. 

Father Lillpopp began his service at Saints Patrick and Raphael Parish on August 1, 2014, and is happy to be back in the beautiful northern Berkshires!
  Debbie Cameron, Religious Education Coordinator and Secretary
Debbie has been a resident of Williamstown for most of her life as well as a member of it's Catholic community. She became interested in the religious education program as her three sons became students involved in it. Through this process, she started teaching grade seven in the fall of 1988. She continued in that role for five years, at which time she became catechetical leader for the elementary portion of the program in September of 1994. November of 2000 was the time when she assumed responsibility for the entire religious education program.

Debbie feels strongly the we have an excellent staff of committed teachers who believe in and work diligently for the development of a strong moral base in our children. In her words "we all work together in an effort to create enthusiasm about religious education among the students, to implement good, solid programs, and to involve the students in special events that help them recognize the needs in our world and how they can make a difference."

The goal of the program is to bring Jesus into their hearts and through God's grace hopefully they will live their lives according to the Gospel and embrace success as Jesus would define it.

 
Linda Ludwig, Bookkeeper