REV. JOSEPH V. ROMANOSKI
Father Joseph Romanoski has been a priest of the Catholic Church for over 31 years. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 1986, and served in parishes in New Jersey and South Carolina.
Since August of 2014, Father Joseph served as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and School, in Charleston, South Carolina. He continued to support the Perpetual Adoration Chapel and maintained a Catholic elementary school. He opened a chapel in the school building with reservation of the Blessed Sacrament. Father Joseph added pre-school classes to the elementary and middle school grades at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. He was responsible for bringing a Catholic Radio recording studio to the campus. Father Joseph serves on numerous committees and serves as Dean of the Charleston Deanery. He was also appointed to the Advisory Council on sexual abuse as well as the Diocesan Study Team for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston.
Father Joseph's first assignment was at St. John Vianney in Colonia, New Jersey, his primary responsibility was the spiritual well-being of parishioners. He instituted Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults parish-wide and also started the Novena of the Divine Mercy. Father Joseph’s second assignment was at Immaculate Conception in Somerville, New Jersey. While there, he assisted with all areas of formation, being Chaplin of the school. He renovated the school chapel and began reserving the Blessed Sacrament in the school.
During Father Joseph’s third assignment, he was appointed pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in South Amboy, New Jersey. He was there for 19 years. Father Joseph was responsible for the complete renovation of the church. Father Joseph also began weekly adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, continued the 40 Hours of Eucharistic Devotion, and implemented the RCIA program. Father Joseph saved the parish school from closure and kept the school open, vibrant and operational for 19 years. In sum, he revitalized the parish community. We at Corpus Christi are blessed and very pleased to welcome Father Joseph Romanoski.