Reverend Monsignor Joseph Reilly, S.T.L., Ph.D.
Msgr. Joseph Reilly, a Mountainside native and 1987 graduate of Seton
Hall University, was ordained a priest for service to the Archdiocese
of Newark in 1991. His first assignments were as a parochial vicar at
St. Paul, Ramsey and St. Andrew, Bayonne. In 1994, he served as
priest-secretary to then Archbishop McCarrick and in 1995 joined the
staff of Seton Hall Prep, where he served as a faculty member and
chaplain. In 2002, he was named Rector of St. Andrew Hall and then was
appointed Rector/Dean of the School of Theology on June 20, 2012. He
holds a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Pontifical Gregorian
University, Rome, a licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) from Pontifico
Instituto Terasianum, Rome, and a Doctorate in Philosophy from Fordham
University. He 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, and the
Board of Trustees of Seton Hall University. Pope John Paul II named him
a Chaplain to His Holiness in 2005, with the title of Reverend
Reverend Robert K. Suszko, M.B.A., M.Div.
Robert K. Suszko, M.B.A., M.Div., was ordained to the priesthood for
the Archdiocese of Newark in 2002. He served as parochial vicar at St.
Catherine of Siena Church, Cedar Grove, from June 2002-January 2010,
and at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Orange, from January
2010-October 2010. In November 2010, he began his duties as Vice
Rector/Business Manager/Director of Formation at Immaculate Conception
Seminary School of Theology.
Reverend Christopher M. Ciccarino, S.S.L., S.T.D.
Christopher Ciccarino is associate dean of the School of Theology and
an Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies. He attended Bucknell
University, majoring in history and religion, then entered seminary.
After a year of Pre-Theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary, he
continued at the North American College in Rome. He completed an S.T.B.
at the Pontifical Gregorian University and was ordained a priest of the
Archdiocese of Newark on May 25, 1996. Father Ciccarino’s first
assignment was as priest secretary to Archbishop Theodore McCarrick. He
later became a parochial vicar at St. Michael's in Union, New Jersey.
Archbishop John Myers appointed him to the faculty of Immaculate
Conception Seminary and asked him to return to Rome for graduate
studies. Father Ciccarino completed an S.S.L. at the Pontifical
Biblical Institute and an S.T.D. at the Pontifical Gregorian
University. His dissertation topic was “‘Christ our Passover has been
Sacrificed’ (1Cor 5,7). An Investigation into a Pauline Metonymy.”
Dianne M. Traflet, J.D., S.T.D.
Dianne M. Traflet, J.D., S.T.D., Associate Dean and Assistant
Professor of Pastoral Theology,earned a
J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, an M.A. in Catholic
Theology and Pastoral Ministry from The Institute of Advanced Studies
of Catholic Doctrine, St. John’s University, and an S.T.L. and an
S.T.D. from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The
Angelicum), Rome. Dr. Traflet is the founder and co-director of
the Institute for Christian Spirituality. She gives numerous lectures,
retreats, and days of recollection, and
is the author of Edith Stein: A Spiritual Portrait (Pauline
Media, 2008). Dr. Traflet serves on the Board of Governors of the
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, Long Island, and on
the Board of Trustees of Morris Catholic High School, Denville, NJ. Her
recent classes include Women Mystics, Theology
and Practice of Prayer, Spiritual Theology and Public
Speaking, Marian Spirituality and History of Christian Spirituality
Reverend Douglas J. Milewski, S.T.D.
Associate Dean for
Undergraduate Programs and Associate Professor of
Theology, earned an S.T.B. in Theology from the Pontifical
Gregorian University, Rome, and an S.T.L. and an S.T.D. in Patristic
Sciences and Theology from the Institutum Patristicum
Augustinianum of the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome. His
doctoral dissertation is titled “‘Nos Locus Dei Sumus.’
Augustine’s Exegesis and Theology of John 17 in the Light of In
Evangelium Iohannis Tractatus CIV-CXI.” Father Milewski’s
specializations include the theology, literature and history of early
Christianity and the Fathers of the Church, in particular, Saint
Augustine. Since joining the faculty in 2001, he has co-authored two
Seton Hall University undergraduate degree programs, the B.A. in
Catholic Studies (launched Fall 2002) and the B.A. in Catholic Theology
(launched Fall 2007). Father Milewski has created and taught nearly a
score of new courses on both the graduate and undergraduate levels for
the College of Arts and Sciences and for Immaculate Conception Seminary
School of Theology. He has led study tours of Italy, Poland and
Ireland. His publications appear in Augustinian Studies,
The American Conservative and The Chesterton Review.
Center Director and Staff
Reverend Monsignor Joseph R. Chapel, S.T.D.
Reverend Monsignor Joseph R.
Chapel, S.T.D., is Director of the Center for Diaconal Formation,
Assistant Spiritual Director for the Seminary, Co-director of the
Institute for Christian Spirituality and Associate Professor of
Christian Ethics at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology.
He earned an M.A. in International Relations from the Paul S. Nitze
School for Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins
University. He also earned an S.T.L. and S.T.D. from Accademia
Alfonsiana (Lateran University) and an S.T.B. from The Gregorian
University. His doctoral dissertation was titled "Why Confess Our Sins
Out Loud? An Analysis Based on the Dialogical Philosophy of Ferdinand
Ebner in Light of the Philosophy of Language and the Symbolic
Sacramentology of Louis-Marie Chauvet." Ordained to the priesthood in
1992, he teaches Christian ethics and preaching practicum and
reconciliation and anointing. His publications include “Why Confess Our
Sins Out Loud? Some Possibilities Based on the Thought of Ferdinand
Ebner and Louis-Marie Chauvet” (The Irish Theological Quarterly) and
“Dialogical Personalisms Revisited”” (Studia Moralia).
Deacon Andrew E. Saunders, M.A.
Andrew E. Saunders is Associate Director, Center for Diaconal Formation,
and was previously the Director of the Catholic Center for Family Spirituality and the
Coordinator of Programs for the Institute for Christian Spirituality.
He has nearly three decades of business experience with leading Fortune
500 firms including the International Business Machines Corporation,
Citigroup, Inc., and CIT Group, Inc. He has a B.A. in Economics from
the University of Connecticut, an M.A. in Economics from Trinity
College and an M.A. in Theology with a Biblical Studies concentration
from Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology. Deacon Saunders is coordinator for Liturgy and adult faith formation
at St. Luke’s Church in Ho-Ho-Kus, a member of the Knights of Columbus
and was ordained in 2011 to the Permanent Diaconate in the Archdiocese
of Newark. In April 2014, Deacon Saunders was elected by the Board of Directors of the National Association of Diaconate Directors as Regional Representative for Region III (NJ and PA). His article, "Meeting Modern Challenges", was published in Deacon Digest Magazine in November 2013.
Kimberly A. Mailley
Kimberly A. Mailley, B.S., is Coordinator of Programs for
the Center for Diaconal Formation and Seminary's Theological Education for Parish Services (STEPS). She has over 27 years of experience
in office management including seven years in continuing education and
retreats for priests. She was Assistant Director of the International
Institute for Clergy Formation at Seton Hall University. Kimberly
earned her B.S. in Business Management with a Finance concentration
from Rutgers University Newark College of Arts and Sciences and has a
Certificate in Youth Ministry awarded by Immaculate Conception Seminary School
of Theology and the Center for Ministry Development in Gig Harbor,
Washington. She currently serves as Coordinator of Youth Ministry and is a Eucharistic Minister at
St. James the Apostle Church in Springfield, NJ.