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Msgr Stephen McHenry

October 26, 2023

Msgr. McHenry received his B.A. degree (Philosophy) from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1969, his M.A. (Philosophy) from Villanova University in 1972, and his M. Div. (Theology) from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in 1973.  He completed his doctoral studies (Theology) in April 1983, receiving his Ph.D. from Fordham University.    

Msgr. McHenry has served as an Assistant Pastor, a Religion Teacher and School Minister in the archdiocesan high school apostolate, and in central administration for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He was appointed as Assistant to the Vicar for Catholic Education in 1985 with responsibility for all aspects of Religious Education.  In 1988, he was appointed Vicar for Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  In 2023 Msgr. McHenry retired as Pastor of Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Ambler, PA.

Throughout the years of his priesthood, Msgr. McHenry has led Retreats as well as given talks and lectures both to parent and student groups.  He has been involved with the spiritual formation of the men studying for the Permanent Diaconate and the formation of teachers for Archdiocesan schools and CCD programs.  He has been actively involved as a Spiritual Director.  He taught for ten years in the Religious Studies Program at the Seminary.  He also taught for ten years as Adjunct Professor of Homiletics in the Pastoral Theology Department at the Seminary, conducting the homiletics practicum course.  Preaching the Lord’s Word is his great love.


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