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ABOUT St. Aedan's

St. Aedan's: the Saint Peter's University Church is a Jesuit university and parish church in the McGinley Square area of Jersey City, NJ, just south of Journal Square, which serves the Saint Peter's University community as well as the neighborhood surrounding it.

 

From its beginnings as a predominantly Irish Catholic parish in the early 1900’s, St. Aedan's now has a congregation of diverse ethnic and national origins: Filipino, Central and South American, Caribbean, Indian, African, Italian, Irish, and others, all brought together by their Catholic faith. To read more about the history of St. Aedan's, click here.

 

Being a Jesuit-led parish, that faith is nurtured according to the principles of Ignatian spirituality, which includes -- among other things -- finding God in all things, discerning God's will in daily life, and serving those at the margins.​​

VISIT St. Aedan's

St. Aedan's: The Saint Peter's University Church is located at 800 Bergen Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306.

Parish Office. The parish office is located on the ground floor of the rectory next to the church. It is open from Tuesday to Friday, 10 AM to 3 PM.

Parking. On weekends, cars may be parked in the school lot behind the church (enter through the gate on Tuers Ave. between Mercer St. and Vroom St., next to the school building) or in Saint Peter's University Lot 8 (also along Tuers Ave. between Mercer St. and Vroom St., across from the school building). 

Public transportation. The church is accessible via NJ Transit buses 80 and 87 and the Bergen Avenue Bus, all of which stop right in front of the church; and NJ Transit buses 10 and 119, which stop a block away, on Kennedy Blvd. and Glenwood Ave.. The church is a 10-minute walk from Journal Square, where many other NJ Transit buses and PATH trains from New York City and Newark also stop.

 

PRIESTS at St. Aedan's

Rocco Danzi, SJ

Fr. Rocco Danzi, S.J.

Parish Administrator, 

St. Aedan's: The Saint Peter's University Church

rdanzi@saintpeters.edu

English, Kreyol, Español

Andrew Downing, SJ

Fr. Andrew Downing, S.J.

Vice President for Mission & Ministry,

Saint Peter's University

adowning@saintpeters.edu

English, Italiano

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Fr. Joe Costantino, S.J.

Superior,

Saint Peter's Jesuit Community

jsrcostantino@gmail.com

English

John Hyatt, SJ

Fr. John Hyatt, S.J.

University Jesuit Associate, 

Saint Peter's University

jhyatt@saintpeters.edu

English, Español, Kreyol, Français

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Fr. Luis Tampe, S.J.

University Jesuit Associate, 

Saint Peter's University

ltampe@saintpeters.edu

English, Español

STAFF at St. Aedan's

Meet the staff
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Marissa Balasa

Parish Administrative Assistant

mbalasa1@saintpeters.edu

English, Tagalog

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Joseph Hill

University Director of Music,

Saint Peter's University 

jhill3@saintpeters.edu 

Paulo Tirol

Paulo K Tiról

Assistant Director of Music,

St. Aedan's: The Saint Peter's University Church

vtirol@saintpeters.edu

English, Tagalog

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