|OLQP STAFF DIRECTORY|
|Very Rev. Lawrence J. Fama, V.F., Pastor||Rev. Msgr. Peter J. Zaccardo||Rev. Charez B. Gringco||Anthony A. Balestrieri Deacon||Joseph L. Mantineo Deacon|
|Angela Connelly||Steven H. Taylor||Susan Laurenzo||Sister Elizabeth Cahill, S.C.|
|Very Rev. Lawrence J. Fama, V.F., Pastor|
|Rev. Msgr. Peter J. Zaccardo, Pastor Emeritus|
|Rev. Charez (Don) B. Gringco, Parochial Vicar|
|Deacon Anthony A. Balestrieri|
|Deacon Joseph L. Mantineo|
Deacon Joe, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick where he majored in Italian and minored in Spanish and Education. He also has a Master of Arts Degree from Rutgers in Italian Literature. He has a Supervisor's Certificate in Education from Montclair State University. Deacon Joe taught Italian and Spanish at Princeton High School for 2 years and Italian for 33 years at Dumont High School. He also received a National Defense Education Act Scholarship from the Federal government to study for 10 weeks in Florence, Italy and two separate Fulbright Scholarships for two Summer Seminars in Perugia, Italy. He married Kathryn (Misty) Sullivan in 1970 and they have four children and three grandchildren. Deacon Joe was ordained a Deacon in 2002.
Looking back at all of his life experiences as a student, teacher, husband and father, Deacon Joe believes that this was God's way of preparing him for his ministry as a Deacon.
At OLQP, in addition to his regular diaconal duties of assisting at Mass, bringing Holy Communion to the sick and home bound, counseling, officiating at wakes, funerals, baptisms and weddings, Deacon Joe conducts two Bible studies, moderates the Bereavement Ministry with Deacon Tony, conducts the St. Padre Pio prayer service on the first Friday of each month and is the Chaplain of the Maywood Council of the Knights of Columbus.
|Angela Connelly, Director of Religious Education|
Angela Connelly – Director of Religious Education Angela holds a Master Degree in Education and a post graduate certificate in Catechetical Ministry from Seton Hall University. She has taught in Catholic schools for 22 years at Immaculate Conception School in Secaucus and at the Academy of Holy Angels in Demarest.
She has also been a Director of Religious Education for 9 years at Immaculate Conception, St. Rose of Lima, and now at OLQP.
Angela has taught adults in the Christian Foundation Ministry with the Archdiocese and is a member of the Women’s Cornerstone team at Immaculate Conception Church.
Being a wife of a Deacon, mother and grandmother she is also kept very busy by her family when not at OLQP.
|Youth Activities Coordinator|
|Steven H. Taylor, Music Director|
|Susan Laurenzo, Business Manager|
Business Manager whose responsibilities include everyday operations of the parish. These include: paying bills, recording deposits, balancing bank accounts, passing on the financial information to the accountant, preparing payroll, maintaining personnel files, assisting the pastor in the hiring of contractors, applying for raffle licenses, keeping records of all business transactions, and various other duties.
Susan’s experiences have prepared her well for her role at OLQP. Upon graduating with a degree in Math education, and a minor in business, she taught on the secondary level for 5 years. After having her first child she began a home-based business that developed into a multi-office franchise opportunity. She ran her business, with the help of her husband, Ralph, for 27 years. After retiring from that business she returned to education as a Director of Education for a learning center, where she worked until she received the call to come and work at OLQP.
|Sister Elizabeth Cahill, S.C. , Pastoral Associate to the Sick & Homebound|