Fr. Jon Thomas, Pastor
Fr. Jon is in his third assignment since his ordination in 2010. He previously served as parochial vicar of the parishes of Christ Our Light, Cherry Hill and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Lindenwold. He graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia and The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He also serves as the recording secretary of the Presbyteral Council, the bishop's main consultative body.
Fr. Thanh Pham, Parochial Vicar
Fr. Thanh Quoc Pham was born on July 13, 1980 in Vietnam. He is the youngest of nine children. He came to America in 1992 and lived in Philadelphia with his whole family, which took 20-plus years to reunite in America. He was an altar server for many years, which served as an inspiration and a motivation for him to enter the seminary to study for the priesthood. He entered Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA after he graduated from Roxborough High School in 1999. He spent eight years of priestly formation at the seminary prior to his priesthood ordination on May 19, 2007 by His Excellency Joseph A. Galante, Bishop of Camden at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Glassboro, NJ. He was assigned to Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Haddon Heights as his first priestly assignment and served four years there. Thereafter, he was assigned to Incarnation Parish, Mantua. Then he was appointed as administrator of Most Precious Blood Parish in W. Collingswood. On August 5, 2013, he was assigned to Saint Peter Parish, Merchantville as a parochial vicar, during which he was introduced to the Traditional Latin Mas, which he has celebrated ever since. He was assigned to the Parish of Saint Monica in Atlantic City on July 1, 2015.
Fr. Pham is delighted to have the privilege to serve the People of God as a priest. He hopes to bring God's love to you, as you enrich your personal relationship with God. Lastly, he asks for your prayerful support and understanding with his shortcomings. He said, "I am human, too. I do not have the prefix 'St.' in front of my name yet!"
Fr. Fernando Carmona, Parochial Vicar
Father Fernando Rafael Carmona was born in Villa Mercedes, San Luis, Argentina, on April 22, 1973. He comes from a traditional Catholic family. His father, mother, one brother, and one sister all live in Argentina. In 1990, Father Fernando graduated from Institute San Buenaventura High School in Villa Mercedes, San Luis. He then studied at Jesus the Good Shepherd Seminary in the Diocese of Rio Cuarto in Córdoba province.
On July 4, 1998, Father Fernando was ordained a deacon in Río Cuarto in Córdoba province. Later that year, on November 1, he was ordained a diocesan priest in Vicuña Mackenna, Córdoba. In 1999, he became pastor of San Jose Parish in Hipólito Bouchard, Córdoba.
In 2009, he began advanced studies in Liturgy and Spirituality in Buenos Aires. He graduated in late 2010. In 2011, he was assigned as pastor of Santa Rosa de Lima Parish in Arias, Córdoba.
In December 2013, he came to the United States, where he was in residence at Mary, Queen of All Saints Parish, Pennsauken while studying English. In March 2014, he became parochial vicar of Saint John Neumann Parish, North Cape May. In July 2015, he was assigned as parochial vicar of the Parish of Saint Monica.