Father Joseph A. Salerno, 70, who served as pastor of two parishes and as adjutant judicial vicar, will retire July 1. He will continue in-residence at St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Millville.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Father Salerno was ordained May 22, 1965, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden, after studies at Our Lady of the Angels Seminary, Albany, N.Y.
He was pastor of St. Mary Parish, Rosenhayn, 1991-97, and Incarnation, Mantua, 1997-2006. He also served as parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Somers Point, 1965; St. Joseph, Camden, 1965-69;St. Lawrence, Lindenwold, 1969-71; St. Martin de Porres, Hammonton, 1971-75; and St. Mary, Salem, 1975-78;
Also, St. Raymond, Villas, 1978; St. Rose of Lima, Haddon Heights, 1978-82; St. Nicholas, Egg Harbor; St. James, Ventnor, 1986-88; and St. Peter, Merchantville, 1988-91.
Father Salerno has served on the Tribunal since 1987. He also has been a member of the Marian Commission, Liturgical Commission and Common Policy Committee for Pastoral Marriage and served as a Pre-Cana moderator.