Passing of Bishop Emeritus, Joseph Galante


Dear Brothers and Sisters:

It is my sad duty to announce that our bishop emeritus, Joseph Anthony Galante, died on Saturday, May 25. The bishop served the diocese from 2004 – 2013. I ask that you pray for his eternal rest in peace.

Details concerning his funeral will be made available on our diocesan website

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Sincerely in Christ,
Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, D.D.
Bishop of Camden

· The Rite of Reception of Bishop Galante’s body will begin at 3 PM on Friday, May 31 at Saint Agnes Church, Our Lady of Hope Parish, in 701 Little Gloucester Rd, Blackwood, N.J.

· The viewing will take place immediately following the reception of the body, to be held during three time periods at Saint Agnes Church:

o Friday, May 31, 3:30-4:30 PM

o Friday, May 31, 7-9 PM

o Saturday, June 1, 9-10:30 AM

· The celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 AM at Saint Agnes Church on Saturday, June 1.

· Following the Mass, Bishop Galante will be buried at Saint Dominic Church Cemetery, 8504 Frankford Ave., Torresdale, Philadelphia, Pa.