Infant Jesus Parish
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Priests

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 Father Joseph Pham, Pastor

Fr. Joe was born and raised in a family of eleven children in Vietnam. In 1975, the communist regime from North Vietnam took over South Vietnam where he lived. After years of living under the communist control without freedom, especially freedom of worship, my parents finally decided to escape from Vietnam for the sake of our Catholic faith.

In 1986, his whole family got into a small boat and headed to the unknown destination on the Pacific Ocean. The three day and four night journey was very rough and dangerous due to the strong storms and enormous waves, the small boat was almost to the point of sinking, everyone on the boat was screaming, crying, and praying desperately. Thanks be to God for His love and mercy, his family finally was rescued by the Malaysian coast guards and brought to the refugee camp there. After a year living in the refugee camp, they were received into this “promised land”, God bless America. Father Joe just could not thank God enough in this life for all the good and miraculous things He has done for his family and for him personally.

Living in this free country and with the help of God, He was able to pursue his Priestly vocation which would have been impossible if he was still in Vietnam. In 1998, after years of study and formation, he was ordained to the Priesthood. Being a priest for eighteen years, he has never stopped thanking God and the people whom God had sent into his life and his ministry. Father Joe says that it is a blessing, a joy to share the ministerial Priesthood of Jesus Christ, and a true fulfillment to serve His people.

Father Joseph L. Pham served as Pastor in Atlantic City and then as Director of Catholic Identity, Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill and In-Residence, Mary, Queen of All Saints, Pennsauken.
Father Joe’s parish email is: FrJoePham@comcast.net

 Father Stephen Rapposelli, Parochial Vicar

Fr. Rapposelli, 53 years old, is a classmate of our Pastor, Fr. Joe Pham. He was ordained in 1998.  His pastoral experience is so rich in many ministerial areas.

He had served as Parochial Vicar at St. Lawrence’s Parish in Lindenwold, Holy Family’s Parish in Sewell, Our Lady of the Angels’ parish in Cape May Court House, Our Lady of Hope’s Parish in Blackwood, and Holy Trinity’s Parish in Margate.

Fr. Steve had also served as Chaplain to Wildwood Catholic High School, Coordinator of the Diocesan Office of Family life and Marriage Preparation, and in various Diocesan Committees as well.

With Fr. Steve’s personal charism, pastoral experiences, and his gifts and talents, he will inspire us and help bring us closer to God more and more everyday. Your warm hearts, kindness, and generosity, will  make Fr. Steve feel at home and welcome. May our loving God bless Fr. Steve in a special way as he begins his new ministerial role at our parish family.

frsrapposelli@gmail.com