Rev. Msgr Joseph R.Reilly

This year your Selection Committee unanimously selected Reverend Monsignor Joseph R.Reilly, S.T.L. Ph.D., as the Honoree.

Monsignor Joseph Reilly is a Mountainside native who was ordained a Priest for service to the Archdiocese of Newark in 1991. His first assignment was as a Parochial Vicar of the Church of St. Andrew, Bayonne, from 1992 to 1994. In 1994, he served as Secretary to Archbishop (now Cardinal) McCarrick. In 1995, he joined the staff of Seton Hall Prep, where he was Assistant to the Headmaster for Admissions and Development, a Theology Instructor and School Chaplain. In 2002, he was named Rector of The College Seminary of St. Andrew's Hall. He was then appointed by the Archbishop as theRector/Dean of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology in 2012, where he continues to serve with great distinction. He has served as a Weekend Pastoral Associate at Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Roseland from 1997 to the present.

Monsignor Reilly graduated from Seton Hall University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology, magna cum laude, in 1990 from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He received a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL), summa cum laude, in 1992 from the Pontificio lstituto Teresianum in Rome. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), magna cum laude, in Educational Administration from Fordham University in 2003.

Monsignor Reilly has served as a member of the Archdiocesan Priest Personnel Board, the Advisory Committee on Continuing Education and Ongoing Formation of Priests, the Archdiocesan Vocations Board, the Board of Trustees of Seton Hall University, the Executive Board of the National Association of College Seminaries, serving as its President from 2006 to 2008, a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Vocations Board and Priest Personnel Policy Board of the Archdiocese of Newark. Pope John Paul II named him a Chaplain to His Holiness in 2005, withthe title of Reverend Monsignor.

The Committee urges all members to bring their sons, relatives and friends to the luncheon to celebrate our Irish Heritage. Our membership continues to age, and we have a tendency to forget and take for granted the qualities and characteristics unique to the Irish. The Irish have made significant contributions to The United States of America which have benefitted all Americans. The Committee’s hope and desire is to expose these qualities to the next generation, who will continue the legacy of seventy-seven year tradition of the St. Patrick's Guard of Honor.

In light of increasing costs in mailing invitations to the Membership, the Committee intends to transition our communications fully by email. Therefore, please provide your email address when you return your check for this year's luncheon. If you cannot make this year's luncheon, or intend to pay at the door, please provide your email address to

The ticket price for this year's luncheon remains at $75.00 per person. Please make yourcheck payable to "James M. Connell, Treasurer" and mail same to P.O. Box 323, Verona, New Jersey 07044. Jim's contact number is (973) 917-3179. Tickets will not be mailed, but will be dispersed at the luncheon. Tables of ten can be reserved upon receipt of your check in advance. There is no limit to the number of guests you may invite.

We look forward to seeing you on December 10, 2016.

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