Fr. Mike Donovan, Pastor
Fr. Mike, born on Long Island but raised a Jersey boy, graduated from DePaul High School in Wayne, NJ then followed with an undergraduate degree from Marquette University. He obtained his law degree from Fordham University whereupon he became a practicing attorney until he entered Immaculate Conception Seminary in the year 2000. His priestly service in the Archdiocese of Newark includes assignments to Blessed Sacrament Church in Franklin Lakes and pastor at St. Leo’s parish in Elmwood Park. He also served as president of his Alma mater, DePaul High School, for a period of five years.
Fr. Scott Attanasio, Parochial Vicar
Truly a “home town boy” Father Scott grew up in Nutley and attended Holy Family Church. He then graduated from Queen of Peace High School and then continued his education at Seton Hall University. He entered Immaculate Conception Seminary and was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark in 1995. Father Scott was assigned to St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny, and then to Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington where he has served as parochial vicar since 2001. At Queen of Peace, Fr. Scott is the moderator of many of the parish ministries and is always available for a friendly word and smile. He would like to invite any interested parishioners to become lectors, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, altar servers and members of the social concerns committee. He would also remind us that no matter what problems or difficulties befall us that we should should always have faith and pray to God and Jesus.
Rev. Msgr. Robert Coleman, Weekend Assistant
Reverend Monsignor Robert Coleman, J.C.D., Minister to the Priest Community, earned a J.C.L. and J.C.D. from the Pontifical Gregorian University and a diploma from the School of Latin Letters, Pontifical Gregorian University.In 1996 he was named a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor. Monsignor Coleman served as Vice-Rector/Business Manager of Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology from 1996 to 2000. He was appointed Rector and Dean in July of 2000 and served the seminary in that position until June of 2012. He has been teaching Canon Law General and Canon Law Marriage since 1988. Monsignor continues to serve Queen of Peace Church years later after having served as a Deacon during his time in the Seminary.
Deacon William R. Benedetto
Deacon William “Bill” Benedetto, former Director of Religious Education at Queen of Peace, is a lifelong resident of North Arlington residing in the same home that his grandfather built here in 1925. Throughout his tenure with Queen of Peace, he has worked as a dedicated teacher of CCD (Religious Education Classes) and as a deacon. After attending Queen of Peace Grammar School, he went on to graduate from North Arlington High School where he met his wife, beloved Queen of Peace Grammar School teacher, Mrs. Lorraine Benedetto. His personal history gives hope to those wavering in their faith. His faith is what helped him cope with the passing of his daughter Annemarie, and what inspired his son Reverend William Benedetto to pursue his own vocation as a priest.
Deacon Willam H. Myers
Anthony Tabish, Music Director
A native of Newark, NJ, Anthony Tabish is no stranger to musical entertainment. The leader of "The Anthony Tabish Orchestra" and founder of "First Kiss Entertainment, LLC", Anthony has performed at venues spanning the American continent, the Caribbean and Europe. He jokingly refers to his "day job" as being the music director at Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington, but the reality is that the business of music fills his days and nights with an endless variety of projects. As director of the Queen of Peace Choir, and the Queen of Peace Choristers, Anthony has organized television appearances, special interest performances and concerts in Rome and Sicily as well as directing the principal choir at liturgies at the Vatican. Anthony is also a sought producer for amateur musical theater productions and is in constant demand as an entertainer. His company is a full service provider of fine professional entertainment for private and corporate functions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosemary Smith, Pastoral Assistant
Kathy Kiszka, Pastoral Assistant
Doreen Allaghi, Business Adminstartor