Rev. Msgr.

Andrew J. Golias

Adjunct Faculty, College Seminary

• Phone: (610) 785-6554

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.


  •   Cardinal O’Hara High School

o   Junior Theology: Faith, Church History

o   Italian II

  •   Saint Charles Seminary
  •   Theologate

o   Theology of the Church

o   Sacraments in General

o    Initiation Sacraments

o    Ministry and Holy Orders,

o   Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick, Moderator, Inter-Seminary Seminar

  •   College Division

o   Introductory Theology

o   Elementary Italian (Elective)

o   Acts of the Apostles (Greek Elective)

o    Introduction to the Catholic Faith

o    Biblical Greek

  •   Religious Studies Division

o   Foundations in Dogma (1981-82-84-87)

o   Initiation Sacraments (1981, 1985, 1987)

o   Theology of the Church (1983)

o   Sacrament of Reconciliation (1985)

o   Sacraments in General (1986)

  •   Permanent Diaconate Program

o   Sacramental Theology

o   Homiletics Practicum I

  •   Saint Martha Church

o   Director, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

o   5th Grade Religion – The Sacraments

o   6th Grade Religion – Confirmation Preparation and Old Testament

  •   Archbishop Ryan High School

o   Long Term Substitute, Latin I, Latin II (2016-2020)

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