Rev. Stephen Gemme
Rev. Stephen M. Gemme
Pastor, St. Bernadette Parish
Father Stephen M. Gemme is pastor of the St. Bernadette School.
He earned a Bachelors Degree in History with a minor in Psychology and Secondary Education from Fitchburg State College in 1992.
After graduation he taught history, economics, and public speaking at St. Peter Marian, the largest Catholic Jr/Sr High school in the City of Worcester MA from 1992 to 1997.
During his time as both a middle school and high school teacher he earned a Masters Degree in Teaching History from Fitchburg State College, graduating from the graduate education program in 1997.
That same year he
was accepted by the Diocese of Worcester
as a seminarian and was sent to St. Mary's Seminary and University
in Baltimore Maryland to study for the priesthood.
is the oldest Catholic Seminary in the United States, being founded in 1791 by the Society of St. Sulpice
In 2002 Father Gemme graduated with a Masters Degree in Sacred Theology and Divinity.
Upon graduation he served as associate pastor of St. Joan of Arc, a large and busy city parish in Worcester from June of 2002 until his appointment as pastor of St. Bernadette's in August of 2003.
has a great love for Catholic Education, having taught in a Catholic School
for many years, and knows the importance of an excellent education: one in which the whole person is formed to be a good citizen and a good disciple of Jesus Christ.
Each and every person is called to live a life of holiness and charity.
has a great devotion to Our Blessed Mother Mary, our patroness St. Bernadette, and the Most Holy Eucharist.
St. Bernadette Parish strongly maintains a chapel of perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and Fr. Gemme gives credit to this great devotion by the people of St. Bernadette Parish and School for the many blessings our community has received from God.