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Fr. Tim Deely
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Fr. Jeff Craig
Parochial Vicar
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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 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 Caruso
Permanent Deacon

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Deacon Rick is a 1982 graduate of St. Vincent College with a degree in Mathematics.  He works at PNC as a computer programmer.  He and his wife Carol were married at St. Joseph Church in Bloomfield in 1988.  They have two daughters and one Granddaughter.  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 and in 2018, he was assigned to our parish grouping to serve as our Deacon.  Favorite pastimes include Baseball, spending time with his family, and spending time with his Granddaughter, not necessarily in that order.

Deacon Bill graduated from Shaler in 1976, and from Clarion University in 1980 with BS degrees in Marketing and Management. He and his wife Donna were married in 1985 and were members of Saint Athanasius Parish since that time. They have two children - both are married and live locally. 

Deacon Bill’s professional background has been in in sales, service and training. Because of his years of business travel, he’s been able to enjoy baseball games in all 30 Major League cities.  Deacon Bill was ordained in 2011. In addition to his parish assignment, he is assigned to the Diaconate Office where he helps with the formation of deacon candidates.

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Deacon Bill Palamara
Permanent Deacon

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