Welcome Rev. James Platania

09-03-2017Pastor's LetterRev. Kenneth Brighenti

I am pleased to announce that we will be having a weekend assistant, Rev. James Platania at our Parish beginning on September 3rd. Reverend Platanis currently is an Assistant professor of Biblical Studies at Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University in South Orange.

He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Paterson in 2013. Since his Ordination he has served as an Advisor to the Seminarians at Immaculate Conception Seminar y and also ser ved in campus ministr y at St. John's University in Rome Italy.

Reverend Platania holds a Bachelor of Sacred Theology summa cum laude from the Pontifical Gregorian University and a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture magna cum laude from the Pontifical Biblical Institute both in Rome, Italy. He has also earned a Masters of Arts in Philosophical Studies summa cum laude from Mount St. Mary's University. Prior to entering the seminary, Rev. Platania received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration summa cum laude from Boston University.

Reverend Platania is looking forward to meeting our parishioner s and ser ving the parish of St. Magdalen's. Let us give Reverend Platania a warm welcome!

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