About our Clergy

 

Rev. J. Michael McFadden

Rev. J. Michael McFadden, was assigned Pastor to St. Theresa’s on January 5, 2006.

John Michael McFadden
Born September 3, 1948 at Harrisburg, PA the oldest child of John L. (Rudy) McFadden and S. Jane Weitzel McFadden.

Fr J Michael McFadden

Fr J Michael McFadden

Sisters:
Kathy – husband Pete Moul
Karen – husband Tom Stefanic
Patricia – husband Tom Yoder

Brothers:
Bill McFadden – wife Karen
Paul McFadden- wife Crystal

Education:
Elementary School Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School Harrisburg
Secondary School Bishop McDevitt High School Harrisburg graduated 1966

College:
Seminary Saint Mary College St.Mary, KY graduated 1970
Graduate (Seminary) Pontifical College Josephinum Columbus, OH
Graduate University of Scranton Scranton, PA – MS in Secondary School Administration

Ordained St. Patrick Cathedral Harrisburg April 27, 1974 by Most Reverend Joseph T. Daley Bishop of Harrisburg

Assignments:

Location Time Assignment
St. Patrick Parish York,PA 1974 – 1976 Assistant
Pastor
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Mt. Carmel,PA 1976 – 1979 Assistant
Pastor
Holy Spirit School Mt. Carmel, PA 1976 – 1979 Executive Director
Bishop McDevitt High School Harrisburg, PA 1979 – 1980 Assistant
to the Principal
Lancaster Catholic High School Lancaster, PA 1980 -
1981
Assistant to the Principal
Trinity High School Camp Hill, PA 1981 – 1986 Principal
York Catholic High School York, PA 1986 – 1989 Principal
St. Mary Parish York, PA 1989 – 1995 Pastor
St. Cecilia Parish Lebanon, PA 1995 – 2000 Pastor
Diocesan Administration Harrisburg, PA 2000 – 2009 Secretary for
Clergy & Religious Life
St.Theresa Parish New Cumberland 2006 – Present Pastor

 


Rev. S. Tiburtius Antony Raja

Fr. S. Tiburtius Antony Raja

Fr. S. Tiburtius Antony Raja


Rev. Raja
was assigned Parochial Vicar to St. Theresa’s on June 20, 2011.

Date of Birth               : 1st October 1969
Place of Birth             : Tambaram, Chennai, South India
Date of Ordination   : 23rd April 1996
Place of Ordination  :Santhome Cathedral,  South India
Ordained by                : Most Reverend Dr. Arul Das James
Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore, S. India

Parents:
Mr. A. Savari Muthu ( Catechist, Diocese of Chengai, South India)
Mrs. S. Gnana Soundari ( Organist, Diocese of Chengai, S. India)

Sisters:
Rev. Sr. Mary Stella FSAG (Franciscan sisters of Aloysius Gonzaga)
Ms. Roseline Mary Ph.D. (Commerce Professor in Fatima College)
Rev. Sr. Renita AC (Sisters of the Apostolic Carmel)

Brother:
Mr. F.X.Anbu MSW (Media Communication & Social Work)

ACADEMIC INFORMATION
Elementary School            : St Joseph’s Middle school, S. India
Secondary School            : St Joseph’s Higher Secondary School

Philosophy                : Sacred Heart Seminary (3 years), Poonamallee, Tamil Nadu, S. India
Theology                    : Sacred Heart Seminary (4 Years),  Poonamallee, Tamil Nadu, S. India

Diploma in Pastoral Counseling    : N V S C – National Vocation and Religious Formation          Service Centre, Pune, N. India

Secular Studies – Graduation    : B.A. English Literature
University of Madras, Chennai

Post Graduation                : M.A. Public Administration
University of Madras, Chennai

ASSIGNMENTS
1996 – 1998    : Vice-Rector, Archdiocesan Minor Seminary
Assistant Pastor, St. Francis De Sales’ Church, Trivellore
1998 – 2002    : Pastor, Christ the King mission, Karumbakkam
2002 – 2003    : First Director of the Diocesan Youth Commission & YCS and YSM Movements.
New Diocese bifurcated from the Archdiocese.
(1998 – 2003)    : Director, “Nadavu” Street Theatre Movement
2004 – 2007    : First Rector of the Diocesan Minor Seminary (St. Joseph’s Minor  Seminary, Melrosapuram)
Pastor, Sagaya Madha Mission, Melrosapuram
Member of the Priests’ Senate, in the New Diocese
Member of the College of Consulters
2008 – 2011        : Parochial Vicar, St Leo the Great Parish, Lancaster,
2011 – Present    : Parochial Vicar, St Theresa Parish, New Cumberland

CONTRIBUTIONS
Books        : Co-author. “Pothu Nilayinar Porkaalam”  (a book on LAITY)
“Ennai Nee Nesikkiraaya” (Stations of the Cross)
Audio CDs    : Involved in the creation of some 40 CDs in Tamil (Either Lyrics and Music, or Music Direction, Keyboard sequencing and  Production) and 2 CDs in English (“Carmel Glory”,   “Lord You Know I Love You”)


Deacon Thomas E Boucek

Deacon Tom Boucek

Bishop Rhoades with Deacon Tom and Mrs. Sharon Boucek, and family

Child, Disciple, Apostle
Ordained Deacon, May 22, 2010
Member of St Theresa Parish since 1982

Born to George and Beatrice Boucek in October of 1947 in Pittsburgh PA, he is the third of five children. His Dad was a dentist and almost half of his practice consisted of charity work which included many religious from the diocese of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Mercy Hospital. Deacon Tom attended St Teresa of Avila Catholic grade school in Pittsburgh and it was in the third grade that he met Sharon Conti, who fifteen years later would become his wife

He married Sharon Conti in 1969, and in 1976 received his degree in psychology from Iowa State University. Father of three, his first son, Bill was born in Waukegan Illinois in 1974, Dawn Marie in Pittsburgh in 1977 and Sean Michael in Portland Oregon in1980. All three graduated from St Theresa School in New Cumberland and Trinity High School. All three are married and there are currently five grandchildren.

Bill and Sean are both graduates of the College of Engineering at Villanova. Dawn Marie received her degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh and is now teaching in Pittsburgh.

After graduating from College, Deacon Tom took a position with Amp Incorporated in field sales. Over the next 24 years he would move through Marketing, Corporate Negotiations, Executive Development, and Operations where he directed an Engineering and Manufacturing organization of over 250 people. His final position was Director of Global Product Marketing.

He currently owns and operates a number of Sylvan Learning Centers working with school age children and attempts to serve the mission statement which focuses on “Changing Lives . . . Together … Through Learning”

He is a daily Communicant and considers himself blest with being able to spend an hour a day before the Blessed Sacrament. In May 1999 with the approval and guidance of Monsignor Lawrence he petitioned and received permission from Bishop Datillo to initiate perpetual adoration at St Theresa for our Deanery. With the assistance of many from St Theresa Parish and several other parishes on the West Shore and through the power of the Holy Spirit they were fully functional with perpetual adoration by the fall of that year.

He is active in both the Cursillo and the Charismatic Movements and his daily prayers include “Jesus, please teach me how to Love . . . and increase my Faith” His journey to ordination in 2010 took him through many areas of the parish and allowed him to be blessed with involvement with Adoration Chapel folks, the Oktoberfest group, the Evangelization Committee, the Sister Parish group, Personnel Committee, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic, Marriage Mentors, Pastoral Council, and the Cursillo and Charismatic Community.

He considers it an honor to serve the people of St Theresa Parish where he is well aware that God has richly blessed him and that he receives far more from the parish than he could ever hope to contribute.

 


Immediate past clergy:

Rev. James E. Lease was assigned Parochial Vicar at St. Theresa’s in June 2007 and reassigned to St. Joseph’s Church in Hanover in June 2011.

 

Rev. T. Ronald Haney, Retired Editor of the Catholic Witness for the diocese 1976-2006.
He was ordained by Bishop Leech on May 15, 1958.

Fr. Haney was in residence at St. Theresa’s (from July of 1993) where he served faithfully (and often comically) until 2011 when he moved out to assorted homes before passing from this life on June 16, 2012. God Bless you Fr. Haney for your ‘Yes!’ to God.  Please pray for us.

He was ordained by Bishop Leech on May 15, 1958.