Father Picinic named pastor of Holy Family

picinicjohn-webFather John P. Picinic has been named pastor of Holy Family Parish, Sewell, for a six-year term, effective Feb. 1.
Bishop Dennis Sullivan announced the appointment Jan. 27.
Since 2012 Father Picinic has been serving as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Galloway.
As pastor of Holy Family, he replaces Father Robert E. Hughes, who became Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Camden on Dec. 3, 2013.
Formerly a priest of the Pallottine Order, Father Picinic was ordained Aug. 13, 2005, and spent his first years of priestly ministry as a teacher, chaplain and basketball coach at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Pennsauken.
After serving in South Orange, N.J., for a year, he was assigned to St. Joseph Parish, Woodstown, where he served as parochial vicar 2008-10. He also was parochial vicar at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Mullica Hill, 2010-12.
Father Picinic, 44, was born in Astoria, Queens, N.Y. In 1978 he moved to Fairview, N.J.
He studied at The Catholic University of America in Washington, and spent several years coaching high school and elementary school basketball in North Jersey.

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