Parishes are grouped together into deaneries, and a local pastor is appointed by the Bishop to serve as dean, according to Canon Law. The purpose of these deaneries is to support the ministry of priests in the local area. The dean has a number of responsibilities, such as: promoting spiritual conferences and workshops, making sure a seriously ill pastor receives proper care, seeing that liturgies are properly celebrated, and that the Blessed Sacrament is properly reserved. The deans also help in communications between the Bishop and the priests, and carry out other responsibilities as their Bishop asks of them.

To best serve the current needs of the Diocese of Camden, the deaneries are restructured, and new deans appointed, as of January, 2015. The following pastors are serving as deans for a three year term:

Deanery 1, Camden West                   Fr. Walter Norris, St. Joseph the Worker, Haddon Township
Deanery 2, Camden East                    Fr. Mark Cavagnaro, Our Lady of Hope, Blackwood
Deanery 3, Gloucester-Salem            Msgr. Joseph DiMauro, Holy Angels, Woodbury
Deanery 4, Atlantic                             Fr. John Vignone, St. Katharine Drexel, Egg Harbor Township
Deanery 5, Cumberland-Cape May    Msgr. John Burton, Christ the Good Shepherd, Vineland

Deaneries, January 2015

Deanery 1 – Camden West

  • Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
  • St. Joachim
  • Sacred Heart
  • St. Anthony of Padua
  • St. Joseph (Polish)
  • St. Joseph Pro-Cathedral
  • St. Josephine Bakhita
  • Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
  • St. Mary
  • St. Rose of Lima
  • St. Joseph the Worker
  • St. Peter
  • Mary, Queen of All Saints
  • St. Stephen
  • Most Precious Blood

Deanery 3 – Gloucester-Salem

  • Our Lady of the Lakes
  • St. Michael the Archangel
  • St. Clare of Assisi
  • Mary. Mother of Mercy
  • St. Bridget
  • Incarnation
  • Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit
  • Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Holy Family
  • Ss. Peter and Paul
  • Our Lady of Peace
  • Holy Angels
  • Infant Jesus
  • St. Gabriel the Archangel

Deanery 5 – Cumberland-Cape May

  • St. Brendan the Navigator
  • Our Lady, Star of the Sea
  • Our Lady of the Angels
  • St. Maximillian Kolbe
  • St. John Neumann
  • St. Damien
  • Notre Dame de la Mer
  • St. Joseph
  • Holy Cross
  • All Saints
  • Christ the Good Shepherd
  • Divine Mercy
  • St. Padre Pio

Deanery 2 – Camden East

  • Christ the Redeemer
  • Mater Ecclesiae Mission
  • St. Simon Stock
  • Our Lady of Hope
  • Catholic Community of Christ Our Light
  • Holy Eucharist
  • St. Mary
  • St. Yi Yun Il ‘John’ Korean Catholic Mission
  • St. Thomas More
  • St. Andrew
  • Christ the King
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Holy Child
  • St. Charles Borromeo

Deanery 4 – Atlantic

  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • St. Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Mission
  • Our Lady Star of the Sea
  • St. Michael
  • St. Monica
  • St. Nicholas of Tolentine
  • St. Thomas
  • St. Katharine Drexel
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • St. Mary of Mt. Carmel
  • Our Lady of Sorrows
  • Holy Trinity
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • St. Gianna Beretta Molla
  • St. Joseph