Father Bakey named St. Casimir pastor

Father Bakey named St. Casimir pastor


bakeychristopher-webBishop Joseph Galante has appointed Father Christopher T. Bakey pastor of St. Casimir Parish, Woodbine for a six year term, effective Oct. 19.

Father Bakey, 48, has been pastor of St. Martin dePorres, Hammonton, since 2006. Previously, he was director of vocations for the diocese (2004-2007), director of recruitment of priestly and religious vocations, and director of Nazareth House, a house of discernment in Cherry Hill for men considering applying to seminary. He also was moderator of Charismatic Renewal for the diocese (2002-08).

He served as chaplain of Wildwood Catholic High School and Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill. He also served as parochial vicar and administrator of St. Raymond Parish, Villas (1998-2003).

Father Bakey studied at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, and was ordained Nov. 21, 1998.


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