Bishop Dennis Sullivan announces the retirement of Father Robert J. Gregorio, senior priest, St. Joseph, Somers Point, effective Aug. 17.
Father Gregorio, 69, has been at St. Joseph Parish since 2009. He was pastor of St. Margaret, Woodbury Heights (1974-80); Blessed John XXIII Parish, Blue Anchor (1998-2005); and Resurrection, Marmora (2005-09). From 2008-09, he was also administrator at St. Casimir, Woodbine.
He was also parochial vicar at St. Michael, Atlantic City (1969-72).
Father Gregorio, studied at Jordan College Seminary in Menominee, Mich.; the Gregorian University in Rome; Mount St. Paul College, Waukesha, Wis.; St. Bernard’s Seminary, Rochester, N.Y.; and North American College, Rome.
He holds a doctorate in theology from Gregorian University in Rome.
He was ordained in Rome on Dec. 20, 1968.
Father Gregorio worked with the Holy See’s Mission to the United Nations 2001-02. He taught at St. Joseph University, LaSalle Univeristy and Holy Family College, and was the director of Camden Diocese’s Instititute of Religious Studies.
He also served on the diocese’s Commission on Social Justice, Priests’ Council, Presbyteral Council, Committee for Parenting for Peace and Justice, and the Priest Personnel Board.
He plans to continue writing his column for the Star Herald.