Reverend Christopher M. Ciccarino grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, and is the youngest of five sons of the late Frank and Judy Ciccarino. 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.” Father's Ciccarino's courses include Pauline Literature, Prophetic Literature, The Historical Jesus, Passover: Moses to Jesus and The Parables of Jesus.
- S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
- S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
- S.T.B., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
- B.A., Bucknell University