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Seton Hall University
Robert Coleman


Rev. Msgr. Robert Coleman , J.C.D.
Minister to the Priest Community
Priest Community Office

(973) 761-9121

Presidents Hall
Room 211

Rev. Msgr. Robert Coleman, J.C.D.

Minister to the Priest Community
Priest Community Office

Reverend Monsignor Robert Coleman, J.C.D., Minister to the Priest Community, earned a J.C.L. and J.C.D. from the Pontifical Gregorian University and a diploma from the School of Latin Letters, Pontifical Gregorian University. Ordained to the priesthood in 1978, his first assignment was as Parochial Vicar at Saint Aloysius Church in Jersey City until 1982. He then served as Advocate, and as Judge and Defender of the Bond of the Metropolitan Tribunal, and later as Secretary for Canonical Affairs, Office of the Archbishop of Newark.

In 1996 he was named a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor. Monsignor Coleman served as Vice-Rector/Business Manager of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology from 1996 to 2000. He was appointed Rector and Dean in July of 2000 and served the seminary in that position until June of 2012. He has been teaching Canon Law General and Canon Law Marriage since 1988 and served as a member of the theological faculty of the Pastoral Provision from 2007-2009 and again in 2011. In 2005 Monsignor Coleman was elevated to the rank of Prelate of Honor. In 2013 he assumed the position of Associate Vice Provost until December 2017, and in July 2014 Monsignor Coleman was given the additional appointment of Minister to the Priest Community and a member of the Board of Trustees and Board of Regents at Seton Hall University. In early 2015 he was appointed Chair of the Censors Librorum for the Archdiocese and in July 2015 was again appointed Judge for the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Newark and to the Court of Second Instance of Newark.