Retirement announced for Father Forbes, Father Minniti

Retirement announced for Father Forbes, Father Minniti

Bishop Galante announces the retirement of two priests.

forbes-web— Richard L. Forbes, pastor of St. John of God Parish, North Cape May, retired July 15.

minniti-web— Father David Minniti, parochial vicar at St. Peter Parish in Merchantville, will retire for health reasons, effective Aug. 1. He will remain at St. Peter, in-residence.

Born in New York, Father Forbes graduated from Our Lady of the Angels seminary in Albany, N.Y., and was ordained on May 20, 1967, by Archbishop Celestine J. Damiano at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden.

Father Forbes’ first assignment was as parochial vicar at Epiphany Parish in Longport, where he served for four months, from June- September 1967, before becoming parochial vicar at St. John the Baptist, Camden, where he served until

June 1970.

He also was parochial vicar at St. Andrew, Gibbsboro, 1970-72; Sacred Heart, Mount Ephraim, 1972-77; St. Agnes, Blackwood, 1983-86; St. Cecilia, Pennsauken, 1986-91; St. Jude, Blackwood, 1991-93; and Our Lady of Grace, Somerdale, 1993-97.

He was administrator of St. Michael, Atlantic City, from 1997-98, when he became pastor of St. John of God.

Father Forbes has served as chaplain for Newcomb Hospital in Vineland; on the Diocese’s Health Panel; and on the Common Policy Committee for Pastoral Marriage.

Born in Paulsboro, Father Minniti graduated from Catholic Seminary in Indianapolis, Ind., and was ordained on May 27, 1972, in Indiana by Bishop Raymond J. Gallagher.

He served as parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish, Swedesboro, 1975-76; St. Vincent de Paul, Mays Landing, 1976-79; Our Lady of Grace, Somerdale, 1979-82; St. Catherine of Siena, Clayton, 1982-85; Corpus Christi, Carneys Point, 1985-87; Queen of Angels, Landisville, 1987-92; St. Mary Magdalen, Millville, 1992-2006; and St. Peter, Merchantville, 2007-09.

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