Rev. Msgr. Joseph C. McLoone
Rev. Matthew W. Guckin
Rev. Mr. Edward R. Schiappa
Deacon Jim Bogden, MS
Monsignor Joseph McLoone is the third of four children born to Patrick (deceased) and Bridget Teresa McLoone both immigrants from County Donegal, Ireland. Msgr.
McLoone grew up in the Olney section of Philadelphia and attended Incarnation Grade School and Cardinal
Dougherty High School (1980). After high school he attended LaSalle College for one year before entering
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook. He graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy (1984) and a M.Div. (1987)
and M.A. in Theology (1988).
Father McLoone was ordained on May 21, 1988. Most of his pastoral assignments
have been in the city of Philadelphia: Parochial Vicar / Assistant Pastor at St. Anne
Church (1988-1991), St. Martin of Tours Church (1992-1997) and the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul (1997-2001).
In July of 2001 he was appointed the pastor of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in East Mount Airy.
In June of 2006 he was named the pastor of Saint Katharine Drexel Parish in Chester and is a founding
board member of the recently chartered Drexel Neumann Academy.
Monsignor McLoone has also served as the Chairman of our Bicentennial celebration as a Diocese. He previously has helped
in organizing many other Archdiocesan celebrations including the Prayer on the Parkway. Msgr. McLoone was appointed
the Parochial Administrator of Saint Joseph Parish, Downingtown in February 2011. He was appointed pastor in November 2012.
Father Guckin graduated in 1984 from Fr. Judge High School. He completed his B.S. in logistics from Penn State in 1988.
Prior to entering Saint Charles Seminary in 1992, Father Guckin worked for Manugistics in Washington, D.C. He was ordained
in 1999 and has received his Master of Arts in Moral Theology. Currently Father Guckin has spent the last nine years as a
member of the faculty at Bishop Shanahan High School as well as the Chaplain. Prior to Bishop Shanahan, Father Guckin spent
four years at Saint Cecelia's in Philadelphia.
Deacon Ed, ordained
June 1, 1997, has been a parishioner at St. Joseph Parish for 26 years, as long as he has been married to his wife Eileen.
He is originally from Holy Innocents Parish in Juniata Park, Philadelphia
where he served as an usher and lector. He attended North Catholic High School,
St. Joseph University, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton, and St. Norbert College. Retired from AT&T
in 1998 after 25 years of service, and worked part-time as a Krapf school bus driver for 10 years. Also was a trained volunteer telephone counselor for Tele-Help, a pre-911 emergency counseling service that originated from a local hospital.
Deacon Jim and his wife, Pat, have three sons
and six grandchildren, two of which are on
their way. He was ordained in 1993 and in
1996 went into full time ministry with an MS
in Pastoral Counseling. He is the Director of
Evangelization and DRE at St Elizabeth Parish.
His vocation is to help others heal, develop
their giftedness and recognize God’s love on their Journey into
God. A quote from an Elizabeth Browning poem resonates in
Jim’s heart, “If I can keep one heart from breaking, then I will
have lived.” He loves playing, vacationing and working in
ministry with his wife, Pat, a liturgist with a profound love for
our Catholic worship. They both look forward to serving the
people of St Joseph’s parish.
St Joseph Church Mission Statement
Motivated by our belief in Jesus Christ and bound
together by our Roman Catholic faith, we are a
parish that seeks to respond to the Gospel
invitation by living as God's people. Baptized
into Christ Jesus, confirmed by the gift of the
Holy Spirit, and nourished by the Eucharist, we
are a community that
gives glory to God and
proclaims His message of love and salvation.