Pastoral Staff

Pastoral Staff

Staff - Fr A


Rev. J. Antonio Gaviria

Reverend Jesus Antonio Gaviria began his training in Colombia with the Vincentian priests; later he studied philosophy in Medellin, Colombia at the Vincentian Seminary and four years of theology at Pontificia Universidad Bolivariana in Medellin. Fr. Antonio also studied French at the Cavilam Institute in France for one year. After finishing his studies, he came to…

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Staff - Deacon John

Pastoral Assistant

Deacon John Sanker

John has been a member of the parish since 1982. Over the years he has been active in a variety of ways. He has served on different parish committees e.g., helping with the planning for the present church (circa: 1988 -1989) and fund-raising like the PREPARE the WAY Campaign. He has served as a Lector and Eucharistic Minister. John has been a Knight of…

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Staff - Deacon Tony

Director of Music

Deacon Anthony Siino

Deacon “Tony” is a native of New York, growing up in the Bronx and on Long Island. He has been a member of St. Jude Parish since 1983, at which time he assumed the responsibility as Director of Music, serving our parish as organist and choir director. Deacon Tony was ordained as a permanent deacon in 1991. Over the years he has taught RCIA, CCD, and Confirmation…

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Staff - Darlene

Christian Faith Formation

Darlene Wade

Darlene Wade is ecstatic to return to her home parish as the Coordinator of Religious Education and Youth Ministry. Her love of her faith drives her to ignite the same passion in all of the youngsters she encounters. She has been a catechist for over 15 years and has taught children of all ages. If you ask her what age group she prefers, her answer would be ”I don’t…

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Staff - Deb

Director of Adult Formation

Dr. Deb Kuzma

Deb is a life-long member of St. Jude Church (long before it was a parish), being born at Morristown Hospital and spent most of her life in Mt. Olive. She is Catholic School educated having attended St. Michael’s School in Netcong and Morris Catholic High School in Denville. She is single, never married. Deb holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education…

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Staff - Mike

Evangelization Coordinator

Mike Sabella

Mike Sabella has been a parishioner at St. Jude since 1989. He has been a member of the Hospitality Committee since 2001, a Confirmation teacher since 2002, and Evangelization Director since 2009. Mike has two daughters, one son, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and works as a sales manager in the…

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Administrative and Support Staff

Carmelina Persson, (, Parish Business Administrator and Parish Secretary, Ext. 11

Helena Maines, (, Administrative Assistant, Ext. 10