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Campaign Leadership

The Pastor Advisory Council

The Pastor Advisory Council consists of 17 pastors from around the Archdiocese of Newark. These pastors were engaged in the early development of this Campaign and continue to lend their support as the campaign progresses.

The P.A.C. consists of the following members: 

  • Very Reverend Joseph S. Bejgrowicz, V.F., Saint Theresa Parish - Kenilworth
  • Reverend Richard J. Berbary, Saint Mary Parish - Nutley
  • Reverend Monsignor Frank G. Del Prete, Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish - Saddle River
  • Reverend Larry Evans, II, Saint Francis of Assisi Parish - Ridgefield Park
  • Very Reverend Lawrence J. Fama, V.F., Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish - Maywood
  • Reverend Jungsoo Kim, Saint Joseph Parish - Demarest
  • Reverend Monsignor Robert S. Meyer, V.F., Saints Peter and Paul Parish - Hoboken
  • Very Reverend Nigel R. Mohammed, V.F., Saint Anne Parish - Jersey City
  • Reverend Andrzej Ostaszewski, Saint Casimir Parish - Newark
  • Very Reverend John J. Paladino, V.F., Saint Bartholomew Parish - Scotch Plains
  • Reverend Charles Pinyan, Guardian Angel Parish - Allendale
  • Reverend Monsignor Ronald J. Rozniak, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish - Ridgewood
  • Reverend Ivan Sciberras, Saint Peter Parish - Belleville
  • Reverend Robert B. Stagg, Church of the Presentation - Upper Saddle River
  • Reverend Monsignor Gregory J. Studerus, V.F., Saint Joseph of the Palisades Parish - West New York
  • Reverend Peter G. Wehrle, Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich Parish - Bayonne
  • Reverend Aurelio Yanez, Saint Catherine of Siena Parish - Hillside

Campaign Review Committee  

The Campaign Review Committee, which consists of clergy and laity from around the Archdiocese, met for the first time in October 2015, and has continued to meet regularly  to review the disbursement of Campaign funds. This committee meets on a quarterly basis to review the financial progress of the campaign, including the parish disbursements.

The We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign review committee members include:

  • Mark Alleman, Saint Joseph Parish - Oradell
  • David Arminio, Holy Spirit Parish - Union
  • Mary F. Brown, Blessed Sacrament/St. Charles Borromeo Parish - Newark
  • Alexandra Castaina-DaCosta, Our Lady of Fatima Parish - Elizabeth
  • Deacon James Detura, Saint John the Evangelist Parish - Bergenfield
  • Joseph P. Dillon, Saint Bartholomew Parish - Scotch Plains
  • Peter Furka, Immaculate Conception Parish - Secaucus
  • Thomas Gandolfo, Saint Francis Parish - Ridgefield Park
  • Rev. George D. Gillen, Saint Genevieve Parish - Elizabeth
  • Rev. Josephat Kalema, Transfiguration Parish - Newark
  • Rev. Victor P. Kennedy, Immaculate Conception Parish - Secaucus
  • Matthew Laracy, Saint Paul the Apostle Parish - Jersey City
  • Donna Latour, Saint Francis Parish - Ridgefield Park
  • D. Nicholas Miceli, Saint Peter the Apostle Parish - River Edge
  • Anna P. Navatta, Sacred Heart Parish - Lyndhurst
  • Russell D. Petrocelli, Assumption Pairsh - Woodridge 
  • Francisco Sarmiento, Saint Catherine Parish - Hillside

Annual Appeal      

The Archdiocese of Newark is a community of disciples who are personally invested in the mission of our local Church.