About Us - Parish Staff

 

PASTOR 

Father Adam A. Young

 

Father Young, a native of North Kingstown, was born in Providence and attended public schools in North Kingstown. He entered the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence in 2002 and attended Providence College where he graduated with a degree in Philosophy.
In 2006, Father Young began his theological studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. He was ordained in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin on June 26, 2010 and has been assistant pastor at St. Augustine since July of 2011
 

 

DEACON ASSISTANT
Deacon Paul M. Shea

Deacon Paul received a Bachelor's degree, a Master's degree in Guidance and Counseling from Providence College and after ordination, he received a Master's Degree in Pastoral Ministry also from Providence College. He taught in the East Providence school system for 32 years where he spent most of his time as a Guidance Counselor at Martin Middle School.
He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on October 19, 2002 and was assigned to SS. John and James Parish in West Warwick where he served before being assigned to St. Paul's in January 2013. Among his parish duties at SS. John and James Parish, his ministry included Baptism and RCIA preparation, Bereavement outreach and Spiritual Advisor to the parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He also served as a Guidance Counselor in the parish school for many years.
Deacon Paul and his wife Gert have been married for over 40 years. They have three children and five grandchildren.
Email Deacon Shea at: pshea@saintpaulcranston.org
 

DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION

Grades K thru 5 

Mrs. Julie Bradley

Mrs. Bradley graduated from the University of Delaware in 1993 with a degree in Elementary Education. She and her family have lived in several states, finally coming to Rhode Island in 2004.  Since settling in Edgewood, the Bradley’s have been parishioners of Saint Paul Church and Mrs. Bradley has enjoyed being involved in the Faith Formation program.  She first served as a catechist, and became the Director of Religious Education for the Elementary grades in 2009.    

Email Mrs. Bradley at: faithform@saintpaulcranston.org                 

OFFICE MANAGER 

Mrs. Claire Corcoran

 

Mrs. Corcoran has been a parishioner of Saint Paul Parish since 1968.
Having retired as Director of Sales for a local manufacturing company, she joined the staff of Saint Paul Church in 2001 as Secretary to Father Chew, followed by Father Frank, Father Forcier and currently, Father Young. She finds the job to be incredibly diversified, and loves every minute!

 

Email Mrs. Corcoran at: office@saintpaulcranston.org

RECEPTIONIST  

Mrs. Jane McNulty

Jane McNulty, a graduate of St. Paul School, has been a parishioner for 55
years. Jane has a BS from RIC and an MEd from Providence College. A fourth grade and cooperating teacher for the Cranston School Department, Jane left to become a stay-at-home Mom. More recently, she has substituted in public and private schools, including St. Paul School. Currently, she enjoys working part-time assisting the rectory staff.

Email Mrs. McNulty at: office@saintpaulcranston.org