Bishop Sullivan appoints new pastors

Msgr. William A. Hodge

Msgr. William A. Hodge

Father Jaime Hostios

Father Jaime Hostios

Father Robert L. Sinatra

Father Robert L. Sinatra

Father Jon P. Thomas

Father Jon P. Thomas

Father Joseph D. Wallace

Father Joseph D. Wallace

Bishop Dennis Sullivan announces six pastor appointments, each for a six year term beginning July 1.

— Msgr. William A. Hodge from Pastor, St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Atlantic City to pastor, Saint Mary, Gloucester.

— Father Jaime Hostios from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Atlantic City to pastor, St. Joseph Pro Cathedral, Camden.

— Father Robert L. Sinatra from part time adjutant judicial vicar and judge in the Tribunal, part time campus ministry, Rowan University, Glassboro and in residence, St. Bridget, Glassboro to pastor, St. Padre Pio, Vineland.

— Father Jon P. Thomas from parochial vicar, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold to pastor, The Parish of St. Monica, Atlantic City

— Father Joseph D. Wallace from Team of Priest in Solidum, Notre Dame de la Mer, Wildwood to pastor, Notre Dame de la Mer, Wildwood.

Msgr. Hodge, 67, became pastor of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish in 1998 after serving as administrator there for a year. He previously serve as administrator of St. James, Penns Grove.

He has served as director of the Marian Commission and the World Apostolate of Fatima for the Diocese of Camden, was chaplain at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, and taught religion at Wildwood Catholic High School in the late 1970s.

He was parochial vicar at St. Francis de Sales parish, Barrington, 1974-76; St. Raymond, Villas, 1976-77; Resurrection, Marmora, 1977-81; St. Lucy, Blue Anchor, 1981-83; St. Vincent Pallotti, Haddon Township, 1883-90; St. Edward, Pine Hill, 1990-91; and St. Patrick, Woodbury, 1991-94.

Born in Atlantic City, Msgr. Hodge attended Glassboro State College (now Rowan University; St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, Pa.; and the University of Dayton, Ohio. He was ordained May 25, 1974.

Father Hostios, 46, was born in Bogota, Columbia and attended Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange, N.J.

He was ordained May 19, 2007, and has served as parochial vicar at St. Margaret Parish, Woodbury Heights, 2007-08, and Our Lady Star of the Sea, Atlantic City, 2008-15, where his primary ministry was to the Hispanic community.

Father Sinatra, 41, has been in residence at St. Bridget Parish, Glassboro, since 2012 while he has worked in the Tribunal and at Rowan University. He continues as Adjutant Judicial Vicar and Judge in the Tribunal.

He attended Trenton State College, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, Pa; and Gregorian University, Rome, where he studied canon law.

He was ordained May 29, 2004, and was parochial vicar at Christ the King Parish, Haddonfield, 2004-06, and St. Charles Borromeo, Sicklerville, 2006-2009. He also has been a member of the Marian Commission and served as chaplain at Paul VI High School, Haddon Township.

Father Thomas, 33, was ordained May 22, 2010, after studies at St. Charles Borromo Seminary, Wynnewood, Pa., and The Catholic University of America, Washington.

He was parochial vicar at Christ Our Light Parish, Cherry Hill, 2010-14, and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold, 2014-15.

He has served on the Presbyteral Council and the committee for the Continuing Education and Spiritual Formation of Priests.

Father Wallace, 56, has been serving at Notre Dame de la Mer since 2010 and has been president of Wildwood Catholic High School since 2009.

He has been involved with ecumenical and interreligious affairs for 25 years, and he writes a regular column on the subject for the Catholic Star Herald. He is a former executive editor of the paper.

Father Wallace served as pastor of Queen of Heaven Parish, Cherry Hill, 2003-05, and Christ the King, Haddonfield, 2005-09.

He attended Immaculate Conception Seminary and was ordained May 25, 1985.

He was parochial vicar at St. John Parish, Collingswood, 1986-88; Blessed Sacrament, Margate, 1988-90; Most Holy Redeemer, Westville Grove, 1990-92; St. Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights, 1992-97; St. Margaret, Woodbury Heights, 1997-2000; St. Mary, Cherry Hill, 2000-02; and Queen of Heaven, Cherry Hill, 2002-03.

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