Reverend Monsignor Timothy C. Senior
B.A., Philosophy, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, 1981
M. span., St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, 1988
M. A., Pastoral Theology, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, 1988
M. S. W., Administration, Boston College, 1992
M. B. A., Boston College, 1992
2005 Conferral of Papal Honors, Prelate of Honor
2004 – Present Vicar for Clergy, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
1998 Conferral of Papal Honors, Chaplain to His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, with the title Reverend Monsignor
1997 Secretary for Catholic Human Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
1992 – 1997 Deputy Secretary for Catholic Human Services, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
1989 – 1992 Graduate Studies, Boston College, Internship as Executive Assistant to Secretary for Social Services, Archdiocese of Boston, September, 1991- May, 1992
1988 – 1989 Faculty, Archbishop Kennedy High School, Conshohocken, PA
1985 – 1988 Assistant Pastor, Assumption B.V.M., Feasterville, PA
1985 Ordained as a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Current Board Memberships
Board of Trustees, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA
Saint Joseph Villa Advisory Board, Flourtown, PA
Saint John Vianney Center, Downingtown, PA
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, President, 2000 -2004, 2009 – present
spanine Providence Village
Don Guanella Village
Saint Edmond’s Home for Children
Saint Francis – Saint Joseph Homes for Children
Saint Gabriel’s System
Saint Joseph Catholic Home for Children
Saint Vincent’s Services for Women and Children
Saint Vincent’s Home – Tacony
Saint Joseph House for Boys
Chaplain, spanine Providence Village, Springfield, PA
Current Professional Associations
Sunday Breakfast Club of Philadelphia
Union League of Philadelphia
Associate Member, The Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership
Past Board Membership and Professional Associations
United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1997 – 2004 (Executive Committee)
Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, 1993 – 2004 (Social Concerns Department)
Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association, 1994 – 2004 (Associate Member)
Member, Catholic Charities U.S.A., 1989 – 2004
Member, Catholic Health Association of the United States, 1992 – 2004
Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, President, 2000-2004
Immaculate Mary Home
Saint Francis Country House
Saint John Neumann Nursing Home
Saint Mary Manor
Saint Martha Manor
Saint Monica Manor
Villa Saint Martha
Office for Community Development of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Mayor’s Task Force for Homeless Services, City of Philadelphia
Governor’s Task Force for Working Families, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Reverend Monsignor Timothy C. Senior
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Monsignor Timothy Senior has been Vicar for Clergy for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia since June of 2004. As Vicar for Clergy, he oversees all aspects of clergy personnel of the Archdiocese. There are currently 700 priests and 220 permanent deacons of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and 380 religious priests and 33 extern priests who are currently serving in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. His responsibilities include the deployment and support of clergy personnel in their assignments, compensation and benefits, continuing formation of the clergy, care for retired and infirm priests, and recruitment. The mission of the Office of the Vicar for Clergy is primarily to serve the clergy in their ministry so that they can be as effective as possible in carrying on service of the people of God.
Prior to assuming this responsibility, Monsignor Senior served in the Archdiocesan Secretariat for Catholic Human Services, both as Deputy Secretary and then Secretary. In that role, he had the responsibility for the governance and operation of the network of Catholic health care and social services ministries sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. With a total operating budget in Fiscal Year 2006 of $230 million, the entities of Catholic Human Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia employ nearly 4000 people working in nearly one-hundred sites through the five counties of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
A 1977 graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School, Lansdale, PA, Monsignor Senior is a classically trained pianist and the youngest of the three children. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1985. He earned a Masters of spaninity and Master of Arts in Theology from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA in 1988, served as an assistant pastor at a parish in Bucks County and taught religious in an Archdiocesan high school before pursuing full-time graduate studies at Boston College. After earning his Masters in Social Work and Masters in Business Administration from Boston College in 1992, Monsignor Senior served as Deputy Secretary for Catholic Human Services from 1992 until 1997 when he was appointed Secretary. In 1998, he was named Chaplain to His Holiness, Pope John Paul, II, with the title “Reverend Monsignor.” In 2004, he was named Vicar for Clergy by Cardinal Justin Rigali, and in 2005, was named a Prelate of Honor by the late Pope John Paul II.
Monsignor resides at spanine Providence Village in Springfield, Delaware County, PA, a residential program for developmentally disabled adult women, where he also serves as chaplain to the residents.
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