Reverend Monsignor Andrew J. Golias, A.B., S.T.B., S.T.L., S.T.D.

Adjunct Faculty, College Seminary

A.B., Philosophy (1967) Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

S.T.B., Theology (1969) Pontifical Gregorian University

S.T.L., Theology (1971), Cum Laude, Pontifical Gregorian University

S.T.D., Theology (1986), Summa Cum Laude, Pontifical Gregorian University

Professional Experience

Saint Joseph Church Downingtown, PA 1971-1973

Secretary to the Cardinal Archbishop 1973-1977

Faculty, Cardinal O'Hara High School Springfield, PA 1980-1983

Faculty, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Wynnewood, PA 1983-1998

Director, Permanent Diaconate and Church Ministry Programs, Archdiocese of Philadelphia 1990-1998

Director, Office of Ecumenical and lnterreligious Affairs, Archdiocese of Philadelphia 1993-1996

Pastor, Saint Teresa of Avila Church, Norristown, PA 1998-2012

Senior Priest and Parochial Vicar, Saint Martha Church, Philadelphia, PA 2012-2020

Adjunct Faculty, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA

Teaching Experience

Cardinal O'Hara High School

Junior Theology: Faith, Church History
Italian II

Saint Charles Seminary

Theology of the Church
Sacraments in General and Initiation Sacraments, Ministry, and Holy Orders,
Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick, Moderator, Inter-Seminary Seminar

College Division
Introductory Theology Elementary Italian (Elective)
Acts of the Apostles (Greek Elective), Introduction to the Catholic Faith, Biblical Greek

Religious Studies Division
Foundations in Dogma (1981-82-84-87)
Initiation Sacraments (1981, 1985, 1987)
Theology of the Church (1983)
Sacrament of Reconciliation (1985)
Sacraments in General (1986)

Permanent Diaconate Program
Sacramental Theology
Homiletics Practicum I

Saint Martha Church
Director, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

5th Grade Religion - The Sacraments
6th Grade Religion - Confirmation Preparation and Old Testament

Archbishop Ryan High School
Long Term Substitute, Latin I, Latin II (2016-2020)


Reconciliation with the Church as the Immediate Effect of Penance: Historical Review and Theological Debate. Doctoral Dissertation, Pontifical Gregorian University, 1986.

Collaboration with Monsignor Daniel A. Murray in the publication of The Living Word in the Living Church. Catholic Bible Press, 1986.