Fr. Jay Mello was born and raised in Fall River, MA. He completed his undergraduate studies at Franciscan University of Steubenville and then attended the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he completed his S.T.L. in Dogmatic Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University. Fr. Jay was ordained in 2007. He currently serves at Parochial Vicar at St. Mary’s Parish Mansfield, MA. He has also served at a number of parishes as well as being chaplain of Bishop Stang High School before being assigned to Mansfield. Fr. Jay is also the assistant director of vocations for the Diocese of Fall River.