Msgr. Marc Filacchione has been named director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith in the archdiocese, the Cardinal’s Office has announced.
The appointment was effective Nov. 1.
He will continue as director of the archdiocese’s Prison Apostolate and as FDNY chaplain.
Msgr. Filacchione succeeds the late Sister Pauline Chirchirillo, P.B.V.M., the first woman to serve as archdiocesan director of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith. She died in June at age 87.
He was named director of the Prison Apostolate, effective July 1, in addition to his duties as director of the Hospital Apostolate.
Msgr. Filacchione had served as administrator of Our Lady of Victory-St. Andrew parish in Lower Manhattan since last year. He was pastor of Our Lady of Victory, 2004-2015, and St. Michael’s, Manhattan, 1992-2004, where he earlier was administrator for three years. He has served as director of the Hospital Apostolate since 1992. He has served as a New York City Fire Department chaplain since 1995. He was a parochial vicar at Blessed Sacrament, Staten Island, 1980-1989, and was a summer secretary to Cardinal John O’Connor in 1989. He was ordained in 1980 and named a monsignor in 1995.