Bishop Galante names Father Hughes as chancellor, Father Bartoloma as vice chancellor of the diocese

Bishop Joseph A. Galante has named Father Robert E. Hughes as chancellor of the Diocese of Camden, effective Aug. 16; and Father James L. Bartoloma as vice chancellor, effective Aug. 9.

The chancellor of a diocese is the chief archivist of its official records. He or she is also automatically a notary and secretary of the diocesan curia, or central administration.

Father Hughes, 48, has served the diocese as a pastor, educator and administrator.

Since 2003, he has been pastor of Holy Family Parish, Sewell, a position he will continue to hold.

He was president of Paul VI High School, Haddon Township, since 2001, and previously was a member of the faculty there. He also served as secretary of the Office of Catholic Schools and vice principal at Gloucester Catholic High School.

In addition, he has served the diocese as director of the Worship Office, secretary of operations and vicar for pastoral life.

He was ordained on Aug. 4, 1990 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden. His first assignment was as parochial vicar at Holy Saviour, Westmont, where he served from 1990-96.

Father Bartoloma, 35, was ordained on May 24, 2003 at St. Agnes, Blackwood. He recently achieved a licentiate in canon law from Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.

He has served as parochial vicar of Queen of Heaven Parish, Cherry Hill, and Our Lady of Lourdes, Glassboro, and as adjutant judicial vicar, and judge, in the Tribunal.

He also has served as chaplain at Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Cherry Hill, and as a member of the Marian Commission.

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