Rev. Brian X. Needles, a Spiritual Director at Immaculate Conception Seminary, completed an S.T.B. (2004) at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, followed by an S.T.L. (2006), with a concentration in Moral Theology at the Pontifical University Santa Croce in Rome. He is currently an S.T.D. Candidate in Moral Theology at Santa Croce.
Fr. Needles was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark in 2006 and has served as parochial vicar at St. Joseph of the Palisades Parish in West New York (2006-07) and St. Philomena Parish in Livingston (2007-14). He is currently weekend assistant at Assumption Parish in Roselle Park. Fr. Needles also served as the Spiritual Director of St. Andrew's College Seminary from 2013-14 and Assistant Director of Vocations for the Archdiocese of Newark from 2013-14. In addition, he was the Spiritual Director of Couples for Christ, Foundation for Family and Life for northern New Jersey from 2010-14.
Fr. Needles is currently the Director of Campus Ministry at Seton Hall University.
- S.T.D. (Cand), Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome
- S.T.L., 2006, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome
- S.T.B., 2004, Pontifical Gregorian Univeristy, Rome
- B.Phil., 2001, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Rome