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Most Reverend Joseph R. Cistone, D.D.
Bishop-elect, Diocese of Saginaw

BORN: May 18, 1949, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

EDUCATION:
Elementary School: Our Lady of Consolation, Philadelphia (Grad. 1963)
High School: Father Judge (Grad. 1967)
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook (Entered 1967)
B.A. Philosophy, 1971
Master of Divinity, 1975

ORDAINED: May 17, 1975 (Cardinal Krol)

APPOINTED:
Vicar General and Vicar for Administration
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
February 9, 1998

NAMED: Honorary Prelate to His Holiness Pope John Paul II, March 14, 1998

ORDAINED:
Episcopal Ordination
Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia
Titular See: Casae Medianae
July 28, 2004

POSITIONS:
Assistant Pastor, Epiphany of Our Lord, Philadelphia
1975-1979
Assistant Pastor, Saint Jerome, Philadelphia
1979-1982
Assistant Pastor, Saint Jude, Chalfont
1982-1987
Assistant Pastor, Saint Francis of Assisi, Norristown
1987-1989
Assistant Pastor, Saint Bernard, Philadelphia
1989-1991
Dean of Formation, Theology Division
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, 1991-1993
Associate to the Vicar for Administration, 1993-1994
Assistant Vicar for Administration, 1994-1998
Vicar for Administration, Archdiocese of Philadelphia
1998-Present
Vicar General, 1998-Present

SECONDARY ASSIGNMENTS:
Chaplain, Saint Maria Goretti High School, 1977-1979
Advocate, Metropolitan Tribunal, 1980-1983
Admissions Board, Permanent Diaconate Program, 1981-1993
Newman Chaplain, Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, 1982-1987
Defender of the Bond, Metropolitan Tribunal, 1983-1989
Archdiocesan Admissions Board, 1992-1993

CURRENT BOARDS:
Archbishop’s Personal Representative,
Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, 1994-Present
Board of Trustees, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary
Council of Priests
College of Consultors
Priests Personnel Board
Archdiocesan Finance Council
Archdiocesan Educational Fund
USCCB: Committee Membership
-- Committee for Protection of Children and Young People
-- Cultural Diversity in the Church: Subcommittee for African-American Affairs
-- Committee on Budget and Finance

PERSONAL: Parents: Daniel A. Sr., & Josephine R. (Altomare)

Siblings: Daniel and Anthony

HOME PARISH: Our Lady of Consolation, Philadelphia

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