Pastoral Staff

 

Pastor:  Reverend Frank D. Almade

 

 

   
     Father Frank D. Almade is pastor of the four parishes in New Castle, Pennsylvania (Mary Mother of Hope, St. Joseph the Worker, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Vitus).  He formerly served as a pastor in Sharpsburg, the Hilltop communities in Pittsburgh and the North Side.  He also served in two leadership positions in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Vicar for Clergy and Secretary for Ministerial Leadership (2006-2007) and Secretary for Social Concerns (1995-2002).   He was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1978 by Bishop Vincent Leonard.
     Father Almade studied at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland, and later earned a Ph.D. in theology from Duquesne University, with an emphasis in Catholic social thought.  He is the author of Just Wages for Church Employees, and has taught at Duquesne University, SS. Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary, and the catechist enrichment and deacon formation programs of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  He is a native of St. Wendelin Parish in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.  He blogs at www.giftsreceivedgiftsgiven.blogspot.com .  

Parochial Vicar:  Reverend William P. Siple

 
   
     
     Father William P. Siple
is parochial vicar of the four parishes in New Castle, Pennsylvania (Mary Mother of Hope, St. Joseph the Worker, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Vitus).  He formerly served at parishes in Natrona Heights, Bloomfield, McCandless, Plum and South Park.  He was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1992 by Bishop (now Cardinal) Donald Wuerl.
     Father Siple earned a B.S. in biology from the University of Pittsburgh, and later entered the pre-theology program at St. Paul Seminary, Crafton.  Fr. Bill studied theology at the North American College and Gregorian Univeristy in Rome, Italy.  He earned an S.T.L. degree in moral theology from the Lateran University (Alphonsian Academy) also in Rome.  He is the chaplain for the Holy Name Society of the diocese.  He is a native of Brockway (Jefferson County), Pennsylvania.  
 
 

Parochial Vicar:  Reverend  Joseph B. Codori

 

 

     
     Father Codori is 59 years old, and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 2000. He has served as parochial vicar most recently at St. Thomas More Parish, Bethel Park. He formerly served at St. Kilian, Cranberry, St. Patrick, Canonsburg, Madonna del Castello, Swissvale, and Word of God, Swissvale. He did his theological studies for priesthood at St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe.
     Father Codori is the son of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Wintermantel) Codori, of Emsworth (Assumption Parish in Bellevue). He is the oldest of 5 siblings Sandy, Greg, Linda and Terri.  Before entering the seminary, he was a civil engineer employed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for western Pennsylvania.

 

In Residence:  Reverend Joseph Pudichery

 
     
     Father Joseph Pudichery is a retired priest of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  He has served as a hospital chaplain and a parochial vicar in various parishes.  He served as pastor of Queen of Heaven Parish, Ellwood City, from 2005 to 2009, and pastor of Mater Dolorosa and St. Joseph Parishes, Chicora, from 2009 to 2013.  
     Father Joe is a native of Ernakulam, in Kerala state, India.  He was ordained in 1962 for that diocese, where he served as a parish priest.  He earned a master’s degree in economics from Kerala University.  In 1970 he came to the United States, where he earned Master’s and Doctorate degrees at the University of Pittsburgh in 1975.  For 26 years he was a full time faculty member in the School of Business Administration at Duquesne University, where he taught information technology.  During that time he was incardinated in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and also became an American citizen.  Upon his retirement in 2013, Father Joe came to New Castle, where he resides at St. Vincent de Paul Parish rectory.  
 
   

Pastoral Associate - Lauren DeFelice - 724-652-3422

 
 

 

     Lauren is the Pastoral Associate of the four parishes in New Castle, Pennsylvania (Mary Mother of Hope, St. Joseph the Worker, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Vitus). She began the newly created position of Pastoral Associate in September of 2015.

     Lauren graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching. She earned a Master of Arts in Education from Stephen F Austin State University. In the summer of 2013 she completed a Master’s degree in Pastoral studies from Loyola Institute for Ministries an extension program from Loyola University of New Orleans. She has taught in public and parochial schools. Most recently she was the Director of Religious Education at Mary Mother of Hope Parish. She has lived in New Castle most of her life and is a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary, Mother of Hope

124 North Beaver Street

New Castle, PA 16101

Phone: 724-658-2564

Email: 2psecmmoh@comcast.net

 

St. Joseph the Worker

1111 South Cascade Street

New Castle, PA 16101

Phone: 724-658-1683

Email: cascade1111@comcast.net

 

St. Vincent de Paul

1 Lucymont Drive

New Castle, PA 16102

Phone: 724-652-5829

Email: svdpbulletin@verizon.net

 

St. Vitus

910 South Mercer Street

New Castle, PA 16101

Phone: 724-652-3422

Email: stvitusec@verizon.net