Reverend Monsignor Joseph T. Marino
Reverend Monsignor Joseph T. Marino is Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Strafford and Regional Vicar for Chester County. Monsignor is also a consultant for the Archdiocesan Board of Education, where he previously served as a member for nine years.
Monsignor entered Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1966, and was ordained a priest by John Cardinal Krol at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul on May 17, 1975. Monsignor Marino served as assistant pastor at Saint Monica Parish in South Philadelphia and as a Regional Coordinator for the Cardinal’s Commission on Human Relations. He then devoted eleven years of service to the secondary school system of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He was appointed as the first Director of the Office for the Renewal of Pastoral Life, where he coordinated the nine-year Spiritual Renewal efforts of Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua. He is a former Director of the Archdiocesan Family Life Office and Administrator of Saint Joseph Parish in Ambler. In 1997, Monsignor Marino was appointed as Pastor of Saint Denis Parish in Havertown. He was the first diocesan priest to replace the Augustinians who served Saint Denis Parish for 145 years.
Monsignor Marino is a member of the first graduating class of Cardinal O’Hara Catholic High School in Springfield, Delaware County. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology from Temple University.