Administrative changes for the diocese


Bishop Dennis Sullivan announced several administrative changes for the Diocese of Camden.
The changes, which affect Lifelong Faith Formation, Catholic education, parish planning, the permanent diaconate and other ministries, will be effective July 1.
Bishop Sullivan has appointed Father James L. Bartoloma as chancellor of the Diocese of Camden and director of the Office of Planning.
Father Bartoloma, who has served as vice chancellor of the diocese since 2011, will supervise the work of the Office of Youth and Child Protection; coordinate the work of the Presbyteral Council; serve as the bishop’s liaison to the Vicars Forane; and will continue in his role as moderator of the Diocesan Marian Commission.
In the Office of Planning, Father Bartoloma will replace Deacon Larry Farmer who has taken a position as the business manager at the Parish of St. Charles Borromeo in Sicklerville.
Deacon Farmer did much of the work overseeing the parish merger process in recent years, and Bishop Sullivan expressed his appreciation for that.
Bishop Sullivan also expressed his thanks to Sister Roseann Quinn, SSJ, Bishop’s Delegate to Lifelong Faith Formation, for her dedicated service to the diocese for the past decade.
She resigned, having been missioned by the Sisters of Saint Joseph to serve in an administrative role at Chestnut Hill College.
All departments overseen by Sister Roseann will now report directly to the Vicar General, Father Robert E. Hughes. They include Hispanic Ministry; Evangelization; Lay Ministry Formation; Faith and Family Life Formation; Youth, Young Adult and Campus Ministries; Worship, Music and Christian Initiation; Charismatic Renewal; Life and Justice Ministries; Black Catholic Ministry; and others.
Mary Boyle, superintendent of Catholic Schools, will also assume the responsibilities of executive director, with the resignation of Nicholas Regina.
Regina resigned May 27 to accept a position in the Catholic Schools Office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In accepting his resignation, the bishop expressed gratitude for his work in establishing school boards and development offices in the diocese’s regional schools.
Bishop Sullivan has appointed Father Michael M. Romano as his priest secretary. Father Romano will direct episcopal liturgies and oversee the bishop’s calendar. Father Romano will continue to serve as the Diocesan Director of Vocations.
The bishop also has named Deacon Michael Carter and Deacon Leo McBlain as co-directors of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate.
Deacon Carter will serve as the “vocations director” for the diaconate and oversee the recruitment, discernment and formation of deacon candidates. In addition, he will facilitate the Diaconate Personnel Board and maintain/update policies pertaining to the exercise of diaconal ministry.
Deacon McBlain will serve to manage those deacons already ordained and serving. He will be responsible for the continuing formation program for deacons; for facilitating the Bishop’s Council of Deacons; and the evaluation of deacons in ministry.