Bay Ridge

St. Anselm pastor marks 40 years in priesthood

April 23, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The Rev. Msgr. John Maloney (second from right), is joined by fellow clergy members: the Rev. Msgr. Michael Phillips, Deacon Thomas Davis, the Rev. Father Stephen Saffron and the Rev. Martin Kull (left to right) before celebrating his 40th Anniversary mass. Photo courtesy Saint Anselm Catholic Church

The Rev. Msgr. John Maloney, pastor of Saint Anselm Catholic Church in Bay Ridge, has served many masses over the years. But the mass that took place on Monday, April 20 was particularly meaningful to the clergyman. The mass celebrated the 40th Anniversary of his ordination into the priesthood.

Maloney was joined at the altar by his fellow parish priests, the Rev. Msgr. Michael Phillips, Rev. Stephen Saffron and Rev. Martin Kull, as well as Deacon Thomas Davis for the mass.

Maloney was ordained in 1975. He has served as the pastor of St. Anselm Church, located at 356 82nd St., for six years. Prior to coming to St. Anselm, he served as the territorial Episcopal vicar for the Queens portion of the Brooklyn Diocese. The diocese covers both Brooklyn and Queens.

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Maloney succeeded Phillips as pastor of St. Anselm Church. Phillips, who had served as pastor for more than 20 years, retired from his pastoral duties and currently serves as a senior priest at the parish.


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