CORPUS CHRISTI  ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

CHAMBERSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

 

“Feed my sheep.” 21 John, 17

 

 

Parish Staff

Very Reverend Fr. Luis R. Rodriguez, Pastor

He was ordained on May 22, 1993 in St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg, PA by the deceased Most Reverend Nicholas C. Dattilo.

 

Parochial Vicar - Corpus Christi in Chambersburg 1998-2002.

 

Pastor - St. Benedict The Abbot in Lebanon 2002-2008.

 

Pastor - Mary Mother of the Church in Mount Joy 2008-2014.

Reverend Fr. Paul J. Theisz, Priest in Residence

Home town is Woodside, New York.
High school: Rice HS in Manhattan, NY class of 1967.
Served in the US Air Force from Nov. 1967 to June 1971 and
in the United States Navy from Jan. 1975 to July 1991.

College: Arizona State University in Tempe, class of 1997.
Seminary: Blessed John XXIII National Seminary

in Weston, MA. class of 2009.
Previous assignment was at St John Neumann in Lancaster, PA.

Deacon Richard Ramsey

Graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School. 

Retired civilian employee from the Department of the Army

with 35 years of service.

 

Completed four years of ministerial studies in the

Harrisburg Diaconal Program and was ordained

Permanent Deacon on 22 May 2010.

 

Married to Theresa, his wife of 39 years and has three

grown children and 7 grandchildren. 

 

(photo courtesy of Olan Mills)

Mr. James Kase III,  Business Manager and Organist/Choir Director

Reverend Luis R. Rodriguez was born in Humacao, Puerto Rico on July 15, 1966 and raised in Brooklyn, NY.  He went to High School and University in Puerto Rico.  He is a graduate of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.  He completed his Theology Studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.  He was ordained on May 22, 1993 in St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg, PA by the deceased Most Reverend Nicholas C. Dattilo.  He was transitional deacon at St. Leto the Great; Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph in Danville; St. Theresa in New Cumberland; 4 years in Corpus Christi from 1998-2002; Pastor of St. Benedict The Abbot in Lebanon 2002-2008; Pastor of Mary Mother of the Church Roman Catholic Parish in Mount Joy, PA 2008-2014.  He is the Spiritual Director for the Harrisburg Hispanic Diocesan Cursillo. Fr. Rodriguez has served as Police Chaplain to 4 different chiefs of Police. He has been a member of the EWTN ministry for nearly 18 years.  He presently answers Spanish questions on www.ewtn.com and has other small spots on EWTN’s programming.  He enjoys teaching the Faith; the outdoors; photography; Chess; cooking.  He believes that all members of the church are vital to a healthy parish and the layman and woman is the first experience most people will have with the Catholic Church.  We are called to give a true witness of a life deeply in love with Jesus Christ and invoking the ever present motherly intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.   

Williamsport Business College, 1980-81; Shippensburg University 1989-1992; Grand Canyon University 2010-12.

BA degree in History/Interdisciplinary Studies.

Business Management, 20 years’ experience, 9 of them as a restaurant owner in St. Thomas, Pa.

10 years private study in Organ technique with C.F. Studio, 1994-2004.

Salem Reformed Church, 2004-2008

Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2008-present

Jim’s hometown is Williamsport, Pa. He has been married for 29 years to Debra and they currently reside in Chambersburg. They have one daughter, Catherine who has recently married Daniel Drachbar.  They have been members of Corpus Christi since 1989.

(photo courtesy of Olan Mills)

 

 

 

 

Reverend Fr. Brian Olkowski, Parochial Vicar

Major seminary at Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary 2012-2016

Minor seminary at St. Charles Boromeo 2009-2012

Ordained June 4, 2016 in St. Patrick Cathedral by Bishop Gainer

First assignment is here at Corpus Christi in Chambersburg

 

 

 

E-mail: Mr. Jim Kase