Our pastor, Monsignor Thomas Gervasio has been a priest of the Diocese of Trenton since his ordination in 1982. A native of Trenton, he hails from the Parish of Saint Joachim. (now part of Our Lady of the Angels) A graduate of its parochial school, he attended Cathedral High School and St. Anthony School (1970-74) He pursued his studies from the priesthood at St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore (BA, 1978) and Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD (M.A., M. Div, 1982) During holiday and summer recess from seminary, he worked as a busboy, church maintenance man, and at the NJ Division of Motor Vehicles offices in Trenton. Following his ordination at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Father Gervasio has had various pastoral assignments: St. James, Red Bank (1982-87) St. Gregory the Great, Hamilton (1987-91), Holy Trinity, Long Branch, (1991-95) Director of the Diocesan Family Life/ Respect Life Office (1994-99), St. Joachim (1996-99) St. Anthony, Hamilton (1999-2005). Since 2005, he has been the Pastor of new parish of Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish.
In 1997, Pope John Paul II, named Father Gervasio a Chaplain of His Holiness to the style of “Reverend Monsignor.” Upon his appointment as diocesan Vicar General for Bishop David M. O’Connell in 2012, Monsignor Gervasio was named a “Prelate of Honor” by Pope Benedict XVI.
Monsignor attributes his desire to pursue the priestly vocation to his loving parents, Tammaro and Orsola, his large family as well as the parish community in which he was raised under the exemplary leadership of its pastor, Msgr. Emilio Cardelia and the Religious Teachers Filippini.
His interests include classic movies, Italian language and culture, music, reading (especially biographies and Church history) and travel.