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Our Clergy

Our community is fortunate to be served by the following ordained clergy:

  • Father Steven J. Abero, O. Praem, Pastor
  • Father Arul Amalraj, O. Praem, Parochial Vicar
  • Deacon John Lozano

Father Steven J. Albero

Fr. Steve was born in South Philadelphia, attended Bishop Neumann High School, and entered Daylesford Abbey upon graduation. 

As a high school student, Fr. Steve felt called to helping disadvantaged children and received a BA in Special Education from LaSalle University. 

In his Norbertine study, he received an MA in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University and a Master of Divinity degree from Washington Theological Union.

Prior to coming to St. Norbert’s, he worked in counseling at Catholic Social Services, was a teacher at Archmere Academy, a guidance counselor at Sts. Neumann and Goretti High School and a campus minister at Immaculata University.

Fr. Steve was Prior of Daylesford Abbey and was instrumental in the launching of AbbeyFest on the grounds of the Abbey in 2014. 

Before becomming Pastor of St. Norbert's, Fr. Steve served as our Parochial Vicar for a year and was installed as our new Pastor on December 2, 2018. 

“St. Norbert’s is truly an Amazing Parish and I look forward to continuing our journey of forming Fervent Disciples for Jesus Christ,” said Fr. Steve.

 

Father Arul Amalraj 

Fr. Arul is the oldest of seven children. His family lives in India and he usually visits them once a year during May, which is summer vacation for schools in India. All his siblings except one sister are teachers.

In 1979, Fr. Arul joined the Norbertine Abbey in Jabalpur which is about 1300 miles away from his home. He was ordained a priest on May 10, 1990. For the most part of his priestly life he has been in administrative work including the director of vocations, formation, Prior and headmaster in a school with 4,500 children. In fact, his first real parish ministry was at St. Patrick, Malvern, when he came to USA over eight years ago.

“I just want to confess,” Fr. Arul said,  “that I am unbelievably poor in knowing and remembering names. After ten years if you meet me and I still do not know your name, it is not that I am not interested in you, but basically, I am not good at names. I want all of you get that straight from the start.”

He added, “I am grateful to every one of you for your kindness, encouragement and words of welcome. I hope I can depend upon you for my needs for prayers. Please know that it gives me joy to pray for you, your family and friends.” 

 

Deacon John Lozano

John Lozano and his wife Helen have been married for 28 years. John is a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He has been working part-time here at St.Norbert's as the coordinator of adult formation.

Prior to coming to St. Norbert's, John was on the Campus Ministry staff at Villanova University for 23 years.

John has worked in retreats, ecumenical Christian fellowships, marriage preparation, development of small faith sharing groups and as a teacher both in High School and in University classes.

He loves spending time with his children, gardening, hiking and kayaking.

His greatest joy is witnessing someone coming to experience the Love of God in Jesus Christ in their life. 

John has recently published a new book:  "Becoming A Fervent Disciple:  Practical Tools For Developing A Deeper, Daily Relationship With Jesus" available from Twenty-Third Publications:  Learn More

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