FR. Thomas Newton

December 19, 2023

Fr. Tom Newton, the Pastor of St. Damien Parish, comes to this position after being the pastor of the Catholic Community of Christ Our Light in Cherry Hill for eleven years. Prior to that, he was the pastor of St. Peter Celestine Parish in Cherry Hill for almost six years and the pastor of Queen of Heaven parish in Cherry Hill for three months. Fr. Tom has a Master of Divinity degree from Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Rutgers University. Fr. Tom was previously the Vicar for Human Services of the Diocese of Camden.  

In addition to his primary assignment as pastor of St. Damien, he currently serves as Advocate for Priest’s Health and Wellness, a member of the College of Consultors, a member of the Presbyteral Council, a member of the Priest Personnel Board, the president of the Catholic Charities Board of Trustees, a member of the Housing Services of the Diocese of Camden Board of Trustees, a member of the Archbishop Damiano School Board of Trustees, a member of the Diocesan Health Services Board of Trustees, a member of the Diocesan Finance Council’s committee for Compensation and Benefits, and the facilitator and convener of the New Priests’ Peer Group.


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