Monsignor Philip Franceschini, Pastor Emeritus

websiteMonsignor Philip J. Franceschini is a native of, and grew up in the Little Italy section of Greenwich Village. He attended Our Lady of Pompei School, Cardinal Hayes High School, St. Mary’s College in Kentucky, and St. Joseph Seminary where he earned an MA in Moral Theology and an M.Div. He was ordained a priest in 1966 and was first assigned to Our Lady Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta on Staten Island. During that time, he completed his M.S.ED. from Fordham University.

After three years at Mount Carmel, he was assigned to Archbishop Stepinac, where he served as teacher, administrator, and coach. After fourteen years in Stepinac, he was moved to Monsignor Farrell High School for four years, and then was transferred to Our Lady Star of the Sea, Staten Island. After three years at Star of the Sea, Monsignor was named pastor of Our Lady of Pity in 1990, and in 1995, he was named a Monsignor by Pope John Paul II.



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