Office of Clergy Personnel

Executive Director: Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Petrillo
Administrative Assistant:
Cristina Pardo
Telephone: 973-497-4220 or e-mail: petriljo@rcan.org

The Office of Clergy Personnel serves as staff to the Archbishop in all matters relating to the clergy. The Executive Director oversees the following areas: Continuing Education of Priests, Continuing Formation of Priests, the Ministry to Retired Priests, the Office of Adjunct Clergy and the Office of the Permanent Diaconate. The Executive Director also serves as Director of Diocesan Priest Personnel.

DIOCESAN PRIEST PERSONNEL
Director:
Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Petrillo
Administrative Assistant: Cristina Pardo
Telephone: 973-497-4220 or e-mail:
petriljo@rcan.org

The Director of Diocesan Priest Personnel works closely with the Archbishop in the assignment of priests and the appointment of pastors. The Priest Personnel Policy Board also assists the Archbishop by interviewing and evaluating prospective pastors, making recommendations when pastorates become available and developing policies concerning pastoral assignments. Members of this Board are elected by the priests of the Archdiocese and serve for a term of two or three years. The Director of Diocesan Priest Personnel serves as the Archbishop's liaison to the Board.

ADJUNCT CLERGY PERSONNEL
Director:
Rev. Stanley Gomes
Administrative Assistant: Annette Chirichella 
Telephone: 973-497-4374 or 973-497-4225 or e-mail:
gomessta@rcan.org

The Office of Adjunct Clergy Personnel has the responsibility for the approximately 75 extern priests who minister in the Archdiocese. These priests, in most cases, minister to the diverse and growing number of immigrants who have come to the Archdiocese. While the large majority of these immigrants come from Central and South America, there are also significant numbers from Portugal, the Philippines and Poland, as well as some from Korea, India and Vietnam. The availability of priests who can minister to these communities in their native language and are aware of their culture has had a positive impact on the spiritual life of the many immigrant Catholics who come to the Archdiocese.

MINISTRY TO RETIRED PRIESTS
Director:
Rev. Msgr. Edward G. Bradley
Administrative Assistant: Karin Walters
Telephone: 973-497-4224 or 973-497-4226 or email: bradleed@rcan.org

The Archdiocese of Newark currently has almost 200 retired priests. Many of these priests continue to be involved on a regular basis in pastoral ministry. In 1982, the Saint John Vianney Residence in Rutherford opened as a facility for retired priests who choose the communal style of living. In 1998, the Msgr. James F. Kelley Residence opened in Caldwell as a second facility for retired priests. A quarterly Newsletter is prepared and published by retired priests. They also offer Days of Recollection for retired priests from the entire State of New Jersey. The Director of the Ministry to Retired Priests also makes regular visits to those retired priests who are hospitalized or reside in nursing homes.

CONTINUING EDUCATION AND FORMATION OF PRIESTS
Director:
Rev. Donald K. Hummel
Administrative Assistant: Annette Chirichella
Telephone: 973-497-4218 or 973-497-4225 or email:
hummeldo@rcan.org

This Office arranges Study Days for the clergy to enrich and update their theological studies, Annual Retreats, Pastor Preparation Programs, Mentor Programs for newly ordained priests, as well as programs to enhance the pastoral skills of the clergy.

HOSPITAL MINISTRY
Director:
Most Rev. Msgr. Manuel Cruz
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge St, Newark 07104
Telephone: 973-497-4009

PRISON MINISTRY
Director:
Deacon Gregory C. Quinn
171 Clifton Avenue, Newark 07104
Telephone: 973-650-2098

PERMANENT DIACONATE
Director:
Deacon John J. McKenna
Coordinator of Spanish-Speaking Deacons: Deacon Daniel Ravelo
Telephone: 973-497-4225 or e-mail:
mckennjo@rcan.org





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