Monsignor Beach was ordained to the Priesthood in 1976. He has degrees in philosophy and theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and a Masters Degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania. Throughout the past 40 years, he has served as a parish priest, Catholic educator, President of Roman Catholic High School, episcopal vicar for 10 years, Archbishop 's Delegate for the Office of Stewardship and Development, and has been the pastor of St. Martin of Tours and SS. Simon and Jude parishes before coming here. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia. Monsignor Beach is particularly grateful to serve the vibrant community of St. Jude Parish. He enjoys sports, people, family, and golf.
Fr. Jeffrey Rott - Parochial Vicar
Fr. Jeff was ordained a priest in 2009 and has been at St. Jude Parish since 2014. He works with all aspects of parish life. Fr. Jeff enjoys watching sports, running, and talking about random music from the 1980's. He has degrees in Accounting and Business Administration from Bloomsburg University and St. Joseph's University. His favorite saints are St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Joseph, and St. John Paul II.
Sr. Elizabeth Marley, RSM - St. Jude School Principal
Sr. Elizabeth is a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, serving St. Jude Parish as principal of St. Jude School. The school's mission is to provide a quality Catholic education to our students, integrating academic excellence with strong Catholic family values.
Deacon John Riordan
Deacon John Riordan and his wife Regina have been members of Saint Jude Parish since 1977. Deacon John leads various parish ministries including the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and the Renovation Committee. He also serves as a Trustee for Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Deacon Tim Lynch
My wife Anita and our three daughters and have been members of St. Jude Parish since 1996. I was ordained a Deacon in 2011. I especially enjoy my involvement with the Pre-Cana Ministry, Altar Server Ministry, and working with the youth of the parish. I am blessed to be able to balance my time between my family, my church ministry, and my career as Director of Sales for IBM.
'Where there is joy, there is the Holy Spirit!"
Deacon Mike Cushing
My wife Donna and I have been members of St. Jude parish since 2000. We live here with our children Anna, Cara, and Colin and Donna's sister Anita. I was ordained to the Diaconate in June 2017 and serve the parish in the RCIA and Respect Life ministries, as well as assisting at Mass each week. I am reminded of my mission at St. Jude each day in Morning Prayer: "You, my child, shall be called a prophet of the Most High, for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way, to give his people knowledge of salvation by the forgiveness of their sins."
I work for Honeywell in Fort Washington as a Product Marketing Manager.
Deacon David Mitchell - Business Office Manager
David Mitchell, a Bethlehem, PA native, serves as St. Jude’s Parish Business Manager. Upon graduating with a BA Degree in Business/Psychology, he continued his studies in Accounting at DeSales University. David was ordained as Permanent Deacon in 2012. He is assigned to the parish of St. Isidore’s and is part of the team serving at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul. He and his wife, Patricia, reside in Quakertown with their two dogs, Danny & Charlie. When not at St. Jude’s or at St. Isidore’s, he can be found on the links.