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Rev. Francis J. Rinaldi, OSFS

First Profession:
August 22, 1961

Final Profession:
January 31, 1965 

Ordination:
September 6, 1969

Ministries: 
Faculty, Salesian High School, Northeast Catholic High School; Parochial Vicar, St. Peter, Mother Seton, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Paul, St. Anthony of Padua; Chaplain, St. Gertrude’s Monastery

Present Ministry:
Retired– St. Anthony of Padua Parish – Diocese of Wilmington

Personality by Pixels

What is your favorite church hymn?  Or a few favorites?
Any hymn I'm singing at the time, but singing from my heart and not just my lips.

What book or film remains meaningful for you?  Why?
New Testament as the Spirit prepares me for liturgy.

How do you pray best?
Through the day as the Spirit inspires me.

How do you think Salesian humility can make a difference in the world.
To stand on the truth that God made us for him.

As Pope Francis calls all to live the Gospel with joy, what gives you joy as an Oblate?
The joy of living daily with the Jesus who is my strength and security in a crazy world.

If a young man were to be inspired by your vocation, what would you hope would inspire him?
Helping him to have a life of faith in Christ.