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File #: 210649    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 6/24/2021 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 6/24/2021
Title: Honoring and congratulating Reverend Joseph Campellone, O.S.F.S. on his 25th Jubilee.
Sponsors: Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature21064900
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6/24/20210 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Moved to Be Placed on This Week's Final Passage Calendar - Rules Suspended   Action details Not available
6/24/20210 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED   Action details Not available
Honoring and congratulating Reverend Joseph Campellone, O.S.F.S. on his 25th Jubilee.

WHEREAS, Twenty-five years ago, Father Joseph Campellone was ordained as a Priest in the Roman Catholic Church. During his ordination to the priesthood, Fr. Joe's prayer card read, "Strive to see good in all things without exception," a quote from St. Francis de Sales. Father tributes his parents, grandparents and former teachers for his success, faith and continued passion for life; and

WHEREAS, Fr. Joe, the son of Frank and Mary Campellone, grew up with five siblings in St. Timothy's Parish, and attended the Ashbourne School from third grade to his completion of high school. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Theology in 1990 from DeSales University and a Masters Degree of Divinity from DeSales Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. in 1996. Father Joe's conviction and passion for learning enabled him to overcome a learning disability and inspired him to work and minister to youth with the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales; and

WHEREAS, In 1996, Fr. Joe became Chaplain of Father Judge High School. In 2001 Father Joe was named President of Father Judge, a position he held for the next 15 years. During his many years of service Fr. Joe brought together students from Lincoln, St. Hubert's and Father Judge High Schools for annual community rallies and marches; raised over 10 million dollars in assistance for financially challenged families within the Judge community; founded a Learning Center at Father Judge High School to help students deal with learning challenges; established wrestling, rugby, and a robotics programs; founded the Annual Taste of Northeast Philly event and the President's Challenge Cup; and contributed to the opening of the William F. Mitchell Activity Center, the McGonigal Fitness Center and the field improvements at Ramp Playground; and

WHEREAS, Fr. Joe served the community through his active presence in dozens of civic and community organizati...

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