Pastoral Staff

Very Reverend Robert G. Mcbride, J.C.L., J.V. Pastor

Our Pastor, Fr. Robert McBride was born in Jersey City, NJ in 1947 St. Joseph school in Jersey City, attended St. Joseph HS in West New York, NJ.  He attended Seton Hall University and Immaculate Conception Seminary and was ordained in 1972 by Archbishop Thomas Boland.  Fr. Bob also holds a Master of Divinity (1981) from Seton Hall University and St. Paul University and a Licentiate in Canon Law (JCL).  Fr. McBride’s ministries at St. John’s include: moderator of The Rosary Altar Society, Pastoral Council, Finance Council and School Advisory Board.  Fr. Bob enjoys reading History and Mysteries



Father Paul Passant

Fr. Paul Passant was born in Wollongong, New South Wales (NSW), Australia in 1956.  Attended St. John Vianney, Fairy Meadows, NSW; St. Paul’s HS, Bellambi, NSW; Australian National University, Canberra.  Fr. Paul then attended Redemptoris Mater Seminary, Kearny, NJ and was ordained in 1998 at The Sacred Heart Cathedral-Basilica in Newark NJ by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick.  Fr. Paul was also awarded a Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Counseling.






Rev. Nnaemeka Andrew Onyemaobi






Rev. Phillip Latronico, Emmaus/CYO Director




Deacon Edward Campanella, Pastoral Associate

Deacon Ed Campanella 75, born in Brooklyn & raised on Long Island & educated at St. Catharine of Alexandria, Brooklyn, St Barnabas, Bellmore NY, Wellington C. Mepham H.S, Bellmore NY and State University of NY at Farmingdale and awarded an Associate in Applied Science in Photographic Equipment Technology.  Ed worked 40 years in Imaging Science. Areas of his pursuit in Imaging have included: Teaching (college lab level and military), Photographic Film Technical Services, Research, Product Development, Sales Engineering, and Business Development.  Ed has worked for: The State University of NY, The US Army Intelligence School, Chemco Photoproducts (a film manufacturer), Rolor Manufacturing (a photographic film processor manufacturer), Macbeth Instruments (Densitometer and Spectrophotometer manufacturer), Polychrome Corporation (Graphic Arts and Plotter Film Manufacturer), Kodak-Polychrome Graphics, and prior to retiring in 2003 completed his secular career with  National Graphic Supply (as the Mid-Atlantic-Northeast States Business Development Manager).  Ed has presented numerous technical seminars to professional and commercial audiences, developed an Imagesetter Sensitometric concept and system and has published two photoprocessing quality control articles
Living in Linden New Jersey, with his most supportive spouse MaryAnn. empty-nested, together have five children and six grandchildren and a Chessyboots the cat.
MaryAnn is a spiritual director for St. Johns Rosary Altar Society, Co-Sacristy Sextant at St. John the Apostle and  parish Book Rack Coordinator
Deacon Ed, as member of the Roman Catholic Clergy is a Permanent Deacon, ordained in 1999 and assigned as a  a Pastoral Associate at St. John’s, Ed is a minister of Charity, Word & Sacrament and can assist at Mass and preside at weddings outside of Mass, Eucharistic Adoration Benediction, Baptismal & Funeral services to include wakes, funerals outside of Mass, and burials as needed.  He has colead Men’s Cornerstone, moderated a Catholic Divorced & Separated Support and Men’s Oasis with the late John Lyp. Deacon Ed has also served as an Advocate on the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal for a number of years.


Deacon Michael York, Religious Education Coordinator

Deacon Michael D. York serves as a permanent deacon at St. John the Apostle Church, Linden, NJ, his home parish and is a lifelong parishioner.
Deacon Mike grew up in Clark, New Jersey, where he current resides. He graduated from Union Catholic Boys High School as Class Valedictorian. He attended Stevens Institute of Technology, earning both a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) and a Master of Engineering (M.E.). He is a licensed Professional Engineer, who worked for IBM Corp for over 29 years.
Deacon Mike was ordained as  permanent deacon on June 11, 2005 by Archbishop John J. Myers to serve at St. John the Apostle. In addition to his responsibilities as a permanent deacon, he serves the parish full time as the Director of Religious Education, which includes the CCD, Vacation Bible School, and RCIA programs, and catechist formation certification classes. He is also a trained Bereavement Group facilitator. He is the Local Safe Environment Coordinator for the parish and a trained facilitator for Protecting God’s Children and Keeping the Promise Alive Sessions.
Deacon Mike serves the diaconate community in the Archdiocese of Newark on the Deacon Council as a representative for Union County and President of the Council.
Deacon Mike served over 12 years in prison ministry at several county and state correctional facilities. He also directed both Men’s and Women’s Cornerstone retreats at the parish.
Deacon Mike enjoys cycling, swimming and his dogs.



Deacon Timothy A. Kennedy, Pastoral Associate