New Little Italy pastor among eight clergy assignments

By Catholic Review Staff
Archbishop William E. Lori announced eight clergy assignments in the Archdiocese of Baltimore Aug. 20, including a new pastor of St. Leo the Great Parish in Little Italy. Pallottine Father Salvatore Furnari is leaving the parish to become pastoral director of St. Jude Shrine in Baltimore, and will be replaced by Pallottine Father Bernard Carman.

A native of Camden, N.J., the 62-year-old Father Carman attended Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, which is operated by the Pallottines, and earned bachelor’s degrees from The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C., and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome; a master’s in pastoral theology, religious formation, from the Aquinas Institute in St. Louis; and a doctorate in dogmatic theology from CUA.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1979, he has served as a pastor and associate pastor in New Jersey and New York, and served two stints (1985-88 and 2000-2003) as rector of the Pallotine Seminary at Green Hill in the Maryland suburb of Hyattsville. He was general secretary of the Society of the Catholic Apostolate in Rome from 1992 to 1998, and has been associate pastor of Our Lady of Pompeii in the New York borough of Brooklyn since 2009.

Father Carman can celebrate the Mass and preach in Italian, Spanish, German and American Sign Language. He said he has been a fan of Star Trek since the TV series debuted in 1966, to the extent that he was among the interview subjects in “Trekkies 2” (Paramount Pictures, 2004).
The entire list of clergy announcements follows. 
Archbishop William E. Lori announces:
PASTOR
Reverend Salvatore Furnari, S.A.C.
from Pastor of St. Leo the Great Parish, Little Italy, to Pastoral Director of St. Jude Shrine, Baltimore. Effective Sept. 15.
Reverend Bernard Carman, S.A.C.
to Pastor of St. Leo the Great Parish, Little Italy. Effective Sept. 15.
ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Reverend James Boric
from St. Margaret Parish, Bel Air, to Associate Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Severna Park. Effective Sept. 1.
SPECIAL MINISTRY
Reverend Marc Lanoue
from Associate Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Severna Park, to Roman Catholic Chaplain at Johns Hopkins Hospital, while residing at St. Alphonsus Shrine, Baltimore. Effective Sept. 1.
DEACONS
Deacon Edward Whitesell
from Diaconal duties at St. Benedict Parish, Baltimore, to Diaconal duties at St. Philip Neri Parish, Linthicum. Effective Aug. 1.
Deacon Daniel Kopczyk
from Diaconal duties at St. Joan of Arc Parish, Aberdeen, to retirement, while continuing diaconal ministry when available. Effective Aug. 1.
Deacon Victor Petrosino
from Diaconal duties at St. Margaret Parish, Bel Air, and Upper Chesapeake Medical Center to retirement, while continuing diaconal ministry when available. Effective Aug. 1.
Deacon Paul Weber
from Diaconal duties at St. Ignatius Parish, Baltimore, to retirement, while continuing diaconal ministry when available. Effective Aug. 1.
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