Deacon Mattie Henry
I was born in a small town in the west of Ireland and came here with my parents and two brothers in the early seventies. For almost 20 years, I was a member of Noel Henry's Irish Show Band and we traveled extensively around the United States. In addition, my wife Mary and I ran an Irish music distribution company supplying Irish Import and religious gift shops throughout the country. Mary is originally from St. Margaret's parish in Dorchester. Both her parents were from Ireland and we have been married for over 34 years and have 2 children. Our son, Marty, is married, living in Chicago with his wife Samantha, and they have 5 children, Ava, Allie, Caden, Aubrey and Matty. Our daughter Erin and her husband Nick live in Scituate and have 2 children, Mary Elizabeth and Liam.
I was ordained a deacon in September, 2006 and my first assignment was at Our Lady of the Lake in Halifax. Shortly after ordination, I began working for the Archdiocese of Boston as a chaplain and the coordinator of Catholic pastoral care at South Shore Hospital. I have recently joined Mary running the US office of Marian Pilgrimages located on Front St.
I consider it a true privilege and a blessing to be able to minister to God's people as a deacon here at St. Mary's, and along with my wife Mary, to be part of this wonderful community dedicated to Our Lady.