ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA PARISH
220 Shelton Road, Trumbull, Connecticut 06611
Father Joseph A. Marcello
The fifth and current Pastor of the Parish of Saint Catherine of Siena is Father Joseph A. Marcello. Father Marcello was installed as our Pastor on Laetare Sunday, March 15, 2015, by the Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano, Bishop of Bridgeport.
Father Marcello is a native of southwestern Connecticut, having grown up in nearby Huntington and Monroe. An alumnus of St. Catherine of Siena School (1990) and St. Joseph High School in Trumbull (1994), he was graduated from Fairfield University in 1998, having majored in English literature and composition,
with a minor in communication.
Following a year of philosophy studies at the St. John Fisher Seminary Residence in Stamford, Father Marcello’s priestly formation took place at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. His thesis in sacramental theology, entitled “Beauty, Reverence, and the Objectivity of Catholic Worship in the Writings of John Henry Newman” was completed in 2003.
Following his priestly ordination on May 17, 2003, Father Marcello served for two years as Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish in Shelton, and then, from 2005 to 2009, taught theology and served as Spiritual Director of St. Joseph High School in Trumbull.
In 2009, Father Marcello was appointed Priest Secretary to the Most Reverend William E. Lori, Bishop of Bridgeport, a service he continued for two years in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, following Archbishop Lori’s appointment there in 2012.
Father Marcello has also served as secretary of the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Bridgeport, on the formation faculty of the diocese’s Permanent Diaconate Formation Program, as one of the diocese’s Assistant Vocation Directors, and also as Vice Chancellor of the Diocese of Bridgeport.
In July of 2017, Bishop Caggiano appointed Father Marcello to serve also as Vicar for Clergy of the Diocese of Bridgeport, while continuing to serve as our Pastor. In this capacity, Father Marcello works closely with the Bishop, the Vicar General, and the diocesan Council of Deans on matters related to the ministerial assignments, fraternal support, and ongoing formation of the priests and deacons of the diocese.
Father Marcello’s parents, Joseph and Ellen Marcello, live in Monroe, and his sister Lisa, his brother-in-law James, and his two nieces live in Trumbull.