About Us
Most Rev. Fr. Bob Johnnene OFD

Rev. Fr. Bob Johnnene OFD Founder of the Franciscans of
Divine Mercy and the pastor of Divine Mercy Parish in
Massachusetts. Fr. Bob also founded Mission Saints Sergius &
Bacchus an all inclusive welcoming and affirming Catholic
ministry to ALL God's children especially those who have felt
unwanted, rejected or alianated for any reason to let them know
that God loves them exactly as He created them and desires
them to fully partake of their Baptisimal rights in the Mystical
Body of Christ, the Universal Church and experience all the
Gifts that God bestows upon them in 2004.
Friar Paul Meyers OFD is the semi-retired former
pastor of St. Anthony Hermitage in Kennesaw GA
and has been a Franciscan for 52  years . Friar Paul
keeps busy repairing organs in churches and
concert venues all over the United States and is an
expert of the History of Franciscan communities
around the world. He has also served The Local
prison as chaplain.
Sister Tanya Duval OFD is a professed Sister of
the Franciscans of Mercy and Lector and  
Eucharistic Minister in our ministry to senior
living facilities, Nursing homes and hospices in  
Worcester, Norfolk, and Middlesex counties of
Massachusetts assisting Fr. Bob in nursing
home ministries. Sister Tanya is also on the
school board of the town of Southbridge and on
the board of directors for AIDS Project
Worcester..
Fr. Alexander Balla n/OFM
Fr. Alex has been involved in ministry since 2011, when he began
training in the field of Christian Chaplaincy. Prior to being
ordained by the Reformed Catholic Church on January 5th, 2020,
he spent nine years serving with the International Police & Fire
Chaplains  Association. Prior to resigning from their ministry, he
was active in their church planting program. Fr. Balla currently
serves as a state certified Interior Structural Firefighter with the
Riverton Volunteer Fire Co. and offers chaplaincy services on an
as needed basis when called upon to do so. He is also the parish
priest of the Mustard Seed Reformed Catholic Community church
group, which meets on Sunday mornings in their firehouse. Fr.
Balla enjoys spending as much time as possible with his
beautiful wife, Sarah Balla, and their son, Joseph Balla.