Bishop Joseph A. Galante announced the appointment of pastors in two parishes in the Diocese of Camden.
— Father Edward Lipinski has been named pastor, Sts. Peter and Paul, Washington Township.
— Father Joseph Perreault has been named pastor, St. Joseph, Sea Isle City.
He also served as parochial vicar at St. Joseph, Camden, 1972-77, 1978-79; and St. Agnes, Blackwood, 1979-82.
Father Lipinski was administrator at Holy Maternity, Audubon, 1995-97.
He was pastor at St. Maria Goretti, Runnemede, 1998-2001; St. Thomas, Brigantine, 2001-04; and St. Joseph, Camden, where he has served since 2004.
Last year, he was appointed administrator of St. Stephen, Pennsauken, in addition to his duties at St. Joseph.
Father Lipinski served many years in the Diocesan Tribunal, as defender of the bond and advocate; Vice Oficialis; as Adjutant Judicial Vicar.
Other ministerial experience includes serving as police and fire chaplain for the City of Camden in 1977.
He has served on the Priest Personnel Board, and the Diocesan Pastoral Council.
Father Lipinski was born in Camden. He attended Salvatorian Seminary, St. Nazianz, Wis; Mount St. Mary’s, Emmitsburg, Md.; and Mount St. Paul College, Waukesha, Wis.
Father Perreault, 59, was ordained May 21, 1975, in Holy Saviour Church, Westmont, by Bishop George H. Guilfoyle. His first assignment was parochial vicar at St. Vincent Pallotti, Haddon Township, 1975-77.
Father Perreault has worked at two high schools in the Camden Diocese, beginning as a faculty member at Camden Catholic, Cherry Hill, in 1987. In 1989, he was appointed vice-principal at Camden Catholic. He served as principal of Holy Spirit High School, Absecon, from 1993 until Jan. 28 of this year. From 2005-08, he continued to serve as principal and also administrator and later pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Ocean City.
Father Perreault’s ministerial work also includes time as the assistant director and director of vocations; and serving on the Priests’ Council and on the Continuing Education and Spiritual Formation Committee.
Father Perreault was born in Philadelphia and is a graduate of St. Mary’s Seminary.
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