Bishop to accept largest group of new seminarians since 2000


Bishop Dennis Sullivan will celebrate Mass to accept nine new seminarians to the Diocese of Camden on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer Parish, Assumption Church, located at 318 Carl Hasselman Drive in Atco.

The nine men, ranging from 18 to 39 years of age, join the Camden Diocese’s current 10 seminarians who come from various towns in Southern New Jersey representing Camden, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland and Atlantic counties.


They are:

Steven Bertonazzi, Jr. from Saint Padre Pio Parish, Vineland;

Patrick H. Erdmann from Saint Peter, Merchantville;

Eric J. Goonan from Saint Peter, Merchantville;

Anthony M. Infanti from Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown;

John W. March from Saint Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights;

Anthony C. McCullough from Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown;

Ryan R. Meehan from Our Lady of Peace, Williamstown;

Christopher J. Myers from Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood; and

Stephen G. Robbins from Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold.

In the fall, four of them will begin their studies at The College Seminary at Saint Andrew’s Hall at Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., and five will attend Immaculate Conception Seminary, also at Seton Hall University.

“We are very pleased to welcome the largest class of new seminarians for the diocese since the year 2000,” said Father Michael M. Romano, director of Vocations for the Diocese of Camden. This year, the diocese will have a total of 19 seminarians in priestly formation.