Father Joseph J. Adamson to retire

Father Joseph J. Adamson, who served the Diocese of Camden as both a chancery official and parish priest, will retire Oct. 31.
Bishop Dennis Sullivan made the announcement Oct. 22.
Father Adamson, 72, has served as senior priest since 2010, first at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Pitman, and most recently at Mary, Mother of Mercy, Glassboro.
He was pastor of St. Edward Parish, Pine Hill, 2004-09, and administrator of Our Lady Queen of Peace, 2009-10.
Father Adamson also worked with the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), as director and chair of the RCIA Commission; was director of the Continuing Education and Spiritual Formation of Priests; was director of Priest Personnel; and was a member of the Presbyteral Council.
Born in Cherry Hill, Father Adamson attended St. Peter Elementary School in Merchantville; Camden Catholic High School in Cherry Hill; and Glassboro State College, before earning his Master of Divinity from Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, N.Y.
Ordained on May 26, 1990, his first assignment was as parochial vicar at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Pitman, where he served from 1990-96.
He was also parochial vicar at St. Maria Goretti, Runnemede (1996-99); St. Thomas More, Cherry Hill (1999-2001, 2002-03); and Incarnation, Mantua (2003-04).

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