On Dec. 1 Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez along with the new regional Deans of the archdiocese joined together for their first meeting of the College of Deans. The new Deans became active Nov. 27.
The regional Deans assist the Archbishop by sharing in the pastoral care and governance of our local Church. They do so in dedicated geographic areas called Deaneries.
Each Dean is responsible to and works most closely with the auxiliary bishop who acts as the Archbishop’s liaison to their Episcopal Region.
“Please join me in prayerful gratitude for the priests who are serving as deans in addition to their daily responsibilities in their home parishes,” said Archbishop Pérez. “May their work bear much fruit for our Church!”
Episcopal Region I
Episcopal Vicar: Bishop John McIntyre
Deanery 1: Eastern Delaware County Reverend Thomas Whittingham
Deanery 2: Western Delaware County Monsignor Michael Matz
Deanery 3: Western Chester County/Oxford Reverend Joseph Shenosky
Deanery 4: Northern Chester County Reverend Stephen Leva
Episcopal Region II
Episcopal Vicar: Bishop Timothy Senior
Deanery 5: Western Montgomery County Monsignor Charles Sangermano
Deanery 6: Main Line, Bridgeport, Roxborough Monsignor Kevin Lawrence
Deanery 7: Eastern Montgomery County and Monsignor Joseph Duncan
Deanery 8: South Philadelphia and Reverend Joseph Kelley
Deanery 9: West Philadelphia and Monsignor Federico Britto
Episcopal Region III
Episcopal Vicar: Bishop Michael Fitzgerald
Deanery 10: Central & Upper Bucks County Monsignor John Marine
Deanery 11: Upper Northeast Philadelphia and Monsignor Joseph Prior
Lower Bucks County
Deanery 12: Lower Northeast Philadelphia Reverend Thomas Higgins
Episcopal Vicar: Bishop Edward Deliman
Deanery 13: Hispanic Catholics Reverend Francisco D’Amico
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