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Our Clergy

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Fr. Joe Freedy
Pastor
jfreedy@assumptionchurch.org
412.766.6660 x 102
Fr. Tim Deely
Parochial Vicar
tdeely@assumptionchurch.org
412.766.6660 x 103

Father Joe Freedy is the youngest of five children. He grew up in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, and attended Bethel Park High School. Earning a scholarship to the University at Buffalo to play football, Father Freedy started at quarterback for three years. After college he entered Seminary in Pittsburgh and was assigned to study in Rome at the Gregorian University and then the John Paul II Institute. He was ordained a priest in June of 2008 and has recently served at St. Alphonsus and St. Alexis Parishes in Pittsburgh. 

Father Tim Deely attended Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where he studied philosophy and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004. He taught theology and Church History at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, Rhode Island for nine years. We was ordained in June 2019 after which he joined our parish grouping.  He reads either The Silmarillion or The Lord of the Rings almost every year. He has three younger sisters.

Fr. Jeff Craig
Parochial Vicar
jcraig@assumptionchurch.org
412.766.6660 x 104
Deacon Rick Caruso
Permanent Deacon
rcaruso@assumptionchurch.org
412.366.5885 x 23

Fr. Jeff joins our parish grouping as Parochial Vicar for his first assignment after being ordained June 27, 2020.  He has two older brothers and one older sister. Saint Alphonsus Parish in Wexford is Jeff’s home parish.  He graduated from Quigley Catholic High School, Baden, in 2011.  Jeff studied psychology during the Fall 2011 semester at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, Florida. 
In the fall of 2012, Jeff was accepted into the priestly formation program to begin studies at Saint Paul Seminary and Duquesne University.  Jeff was accepted at the Pontifical North American College, Rome, in August 2015 and completed his theological studies there in 2019, with summer assignments back in the U.S.

Deacon Rick is a 1992 graduate of St. Vincent College with a degree in Mathematics.  He and his wife Carol were married at St. Joseph Church in Bloomfield in 1988.  They have two daughters, ages 28 and 23.  He began formation as a Deacon in 2008 and was ordained on June 15, 2013.  After ordination,  he was assigned to St. John Neumann parish, which is also his ministry of charity assignment.

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