|Father Pasley Biography|
Father Robert C. Pasley, KHS, a native of
the Diocese of Camden, was born on November 20, 1955 in
Woodbury, NJ. He attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
College form 1974 to 1978 and received a BA in
Philosophy. He then attended Mount Saint Mary's
Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD from 1978 to 1982 and received an MA
in Systematic Theology.
He was ordained by the Most
Reverend George H. Guilfoyle in 1982. Father Pasley was
stationed as a parish priest in Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
Berlin, NJ, 1982-1984, Our Lady Star of the Sea, Cape May, NJ
1984-1987, Our Lady Queen of Apostles, Pennsville, NJ
1987-1990, and Sacred Heart, Mount Ephraim, NJ, 1990-1992. In
1992, he became a resident at St. John, Collingswood, NJ were
he lived for the next 8 years.
In 1992, he was assigned
to Paul VI High School, Haddon Township, NJ and taught all
levels of Religion and reestablished a course in Latin.
In 1996, he was transferred to Camden Catholic High School,
Cherry Hill, NJ, were he taught Religion and French
In 1998 he was appointed Vice Principal of Academics
and served in this post for two years. During his time
at Camden Catholic, Father received an MA in Education from
Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ.
October, 13, 2000, he was appointed Rector, by Bishop Nicholas
DiMarzio, of the newly established Tridentine Parish of Mater
Ecclesiae, Berlin, NJ. Mater Ecclesiae is the first,
diocesan run Tridentine parish in the United
Father Pasley is also a member of the Church
Music Association of America and attends the Sacred Music
Colloquium that has been offered by the Association since
1990. The Colloquium is currently held, each June, at The
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
the former Vice-President of the CMAA, and he is a member of
the board of directors for Sacred Music Magazine. Father
has been the celebrant at St. Agnes, in St. Paul Minnesota
several times and he established the annual Mass of
Thanksgiving on the Feast of the Assumption at Immaculate
Conception Cathedral, in Camden NJ.
Diocese of Camden, Father Pasley was a member of the
Presbyteral Council. He served as a county Pro-Life
Chaplain, and as Chaplain to the Camden County Presidium of
the Legion of Mary. He is presently a member of the
Diocesan Marian Commission, the Diocesan Liturgical Commission
and an assistant vocations director for recruitment. Father
also assists at the Newman Center at Rowan University in
September of 2004, Father was installed as a Knight of the
Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, NY,
by His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan.
Father Pasley would like to thank Bishop DiMazio for
his generosity in establishing Mater Ecclesiae. Bishop
DiMarzio has always been very supportive of all that is done
here. He has reconciled a very vibrant faith filled people and
Father Pasley is honored and privileged to participate and
serve at this wonderful parish.