Pastoral Staff

 

Pastor:  Reverend Frank D. Almade

 

 

   
     Father Frank D. Almade is pastor of the four parishes in New Castle, Pennsylvania (Mary Mother of Hope, St. Joseph the Worker, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Vitus).  He formerly served as a pastor in Sharpsburg, the Hilltop communities in Pittsburgh and the North Side.  He also served in two leadership positions in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, Vicar for Clergy and Secretary for Ministerial Leadership (2006-2007) and Secretary for Social Concerns (1995-2002).   He was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1978 by Bishop Vincent Leonard.
     Father Almade studied at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland, and later earned a Ph.D. in theology from Duquesne University, with an emphasis in Catholic social thought.  He is the author of Just Wages for Church Employees, and has taught at Duquesne University, SS. Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary, and the catechist enrichment and deacon formation programs of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  He is a native of St. Wendelin Parish in the South Hills of Pittsburgh.  He blogs at www.giftsreceivedgiftsgiven.blogspot.com .  

Parochial Vicar:  Reverend William P. Siple

 
   
     
     Father William P. Siple
is parochial vicar of the four parishes in New Castle, Pennsylvania (Mary Mother of Hope, St. Joseph the Worker, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Vitus).  He formerly served at parishes in Natrona Heights, Bloomfield, McCandless, Plum and South Park.  He was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1992 by Bishop (now Cardinal) Donald Wuerl.
     Father Siple earned a B.S. in biology from the University of Pittsburgh, and later entered the pre-theology program at St. Paul Seminary, Crafton.  Fr. Bill studied theology at the North American College and Gregorian Univeristy in Rome, Italy.  He earned an S.T.L. degree in moral theology from the Lateran University (Alphonsian Academy) also in Rome.  He is the chaplain for the Holy Name Society of the diocese.  He is a native of Brockway (Jefferson County), Pennsylvania.  
 
 

Parochial Vicar:  Reverend Zachary Galiyas

 

 

     
     Fr. Zachary Galiyas is parochial vicar of the four parishes in New Castle, Pennsylvania (Mary Mother of Hope, St. Joseph the Worker, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Vitus). He formerly served as Parochial Vicar of Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City. Prior to his priestly ordination, he was a deacon at Our Lady of Joy Parish in Holiday Park. He was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in 2015 by Bishop David Zubik.
     Fr. Galiyas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and a Masters of Divinity degree from St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe. He also did some schooling at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and Holy Apostles Seminary in Connecticut. He is a native of St. Malachy Parish in Kennedy Township.

 

 

Parochial Vicar:  Reverend Vincent F. Kolo

 
 
         

     Fr. Vincent F. Kolo, formerly Chaplin at UPMC, Passavant, North Hills Pittsburgh, has been assigned to
the Catholic Community in New Castle as replacement ministry from March 19, 2018
through October 15, 2018.  

 
   

Pastoral Associate - Lauren DeFelice - 724-652-3422

 
 

 

     Lauren is the Pastoral Associate of the four parishes in New Castle, Pennsylvania (Mary Mother of Hope, St. Joseph the Worker, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Vitus). She began the newly created position of Pastoral Associate in September of 2015.

     Lauren graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching. She earned a Master of Arts in Education from Stephen F Austin State University. In the summer of 2013 she completed a Master’s degree in Pastoral studies from Loyola Institute for Ministries an extension program from Loyola University of New Orleans. She has taught in public and parochial schools. Most recently she was the Director of Religious Education at Mary Mother of Hope Parish. She has lived in New Castle most of her life and is a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary, Mother of Hope

124 North Beaver Street

New Castle, PA 16101

Phone: 724-658-2564
Office Hours:  9:00am to Noon Mondays

Email: 2psecmmoh@comcast.net

 

St. Joseph the Worker

1111 South Cascade Street

New Castle, PA 16101

Phone: 724-658-1683

Office Hours:  9:00am to Noon Mondays

Email: cascade1111@comcast.net

 

St. Vincent de Paul

1 Lucymont Drive

New Castle, PA 16102

Phone: 724-652-5829
Office Hours:  9:00am to Noon Mondays

Email: svdpbulletin@verizon.net

 

St. Vitus

910 South Mercer Street

New Castle, PA 16101

Phone: 724-652-3422
Office Hours:  9:00am to 4:00pm
Monday - Friday

Email: stvitusec@verizon.net