He studied at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut and the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New New York
He currently serves as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College (1982), a Masters in theology from Yale University School of Divinity (1985), and a doctorate in systematic theology from Fordham University (1997). He has published several articles and book reviews.
He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn on October
25, 1986 by Bishop Francis Mugavero. After priestly ordination he held the following positions: assistant priest of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Forest Hills, New York (1986-1990).
Adjunct professor at Saint John"s University in Queens (1987-1989). Chaplain of Queens College (1990-1993).
Chaplain and professor of Kansas Newman College (1993-1996).
Professor of Pope John XXIII National Seminary (1997-2001) and the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington (2001-2005). Executive Director of the Committee ecumenical and interreligious United States bishops" conference (2005-2011). Consultant to the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (since 2007), Professor of Saint Joseph Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York (since 2012), Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Brooklyn and administrator of Holy Name Parish in Brooklyn (2014).
Massa was appointed Titular Bishop of Bardstown and Auxiliary Bishop of Brooklyn on May 19, 2015 by Pope Francis.
He received his episcopal consecration on July 20, 2015. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish and German.
Member of Amnesty International (group coordinator 1980-1982, 1988-1993).