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Immaculate Conception Seminary Presents a Day with Two Missionaries of Mercy  

Earlier this year, hundreds of priests from around the world were appointed Missionaries of Mercy by Pope Francis during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology (ICSST) is giving everyone the opportunity to spend a Saturday with two of them.

On October 29, ICSST will present "Mercy is our Mission: A Day of Theological Studies," featuring Monsignor Joseph R. Reilly, S.T.L., Ph.D., Rector/Dean of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology; and Reverend Paul Manning, S.T.B, M.Div., Vicar for Evangelization, Director of St. Paul Inside the Walls, The Catholic Center for Evangelization.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lewis Hall on Seton Hall's main South Orange campus. The day will include presentations, facilitated conversation, lunch and Mass in the Chapel of Christ the Good Shepherd. General admission is $50. Pre-registration is required by October 22, and seating is limited.

To learn more, contact Theresa Miller at or (973) 761-9575.

About our Missionaries of Mercy

ReillyMsgr. 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's Hall, and then was appointed Rector/Dean of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, effective June 20, 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, a licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) from Pontificio Istituto Teresianum, Rome, and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration 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 Monsignor.

Father Paul ManningOrdained in 1985 for the Diocese of Paterson, Rev. Paul Manning was appointed Vicar for Evangelization and Executive Director of St. Paul Inside the Walls by Bishop Serratelli in June of 2012. His vocation was nurtured, as the eighth of ten children, in the faithful home of his large family and was discovered while studying wildlife management at Virginia Tech. After completing undergraduate studies in philosophy, he earned an S.T.B. and M. Div. at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD. He ministered in parishes as parochial vicar, priest in residence, and pastor for 27 years. As diocesan vocation director for ten years, he worked with men and women in discernment and formation. He served in the field of education for 19 years as chaplain, theology teacher, president of a Catholic high school, and, most recently, as Vicar for Education. Rev. Manning sees his past priestly assignments as providential preparation for his current work and is excited to be engaged in the ministry of the New Evangelization. Convinced that God reveals himself in truth, goodness and beauty, and most especially in a relationship with Jesus, the Lord, he feels blessed to be living and working at St. Paul Inside the Walls, where these are sought and encouraged.

Categories: Faith and Service

For more information, please contact:

  • Theresa Miller
  • (973) 761-9575
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