Rev. Steven D'Andrea, Pastor of St. Cassian Church

A New Jersey native, Father Steven David D’Andrea was born on April 10, 1966.   The son of David and Rosalie D’Andrea, Father Steven’s young, formative years were spent in Nutley, New Jersey.  Being brought up in an Italian-American family he acquired a deep appreciation and love of the culture, customs and traditions of his ancestors, who immigrated from the regions of Naples and Palermo.

Father D’Andrea studied at the W. Paul Stillman School of Business and graduated from Seton Hall University.  After having worked in the business world, he entered Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange, New Jersey.  Father Steve was ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ in our Newark Cathedral – Basilica of the Sacred Heart on May 24, 1997, and celebrated his first Mass at his home parish of Saint Francis Xavier Church in Newark.

As a newly ordained priest, Father Steve was assigned for six years to the Parish of Our Lady – Queen of Peace in North Arlington, NJ.   He was most fortunate to work closely with the Pastor, Monsignor Thomas Madden, who, as a parochial vicar, served the people of Saint Cassian Parish for 20 years. 

In 2003, Father Steve was sent to the Parish of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Borough of Wallington in Bergen County.  He oversaw Capital campaigns, planning and supervised construction and major parish projects.  He enjoyed his time being the Moderator of the parish elementary school, as well as his pastoral work.  Father Steve’s ministry in Wallington was most productive. 

Through hard work, kindness and a style of his own he endeared himself to both the American and Polish parishioners, embracing the Polish language and the beloved Polish traditions of the people of Most Sacred Heart Parish.

It is with gratitude to His Eminence Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, that Father Steve has been appointed the Administrator of Saint Cassian Parish. Enthused and excited to meet the families of Saint Cassian's school community, Father Steve looks forward to praying and working with so many new and wonderful people.
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