Father Jude Brady Named Pastor of Saint Benedict Parish

Father Jude W. Brady, O.S.B., has been named pastor of Saint Benedict Parish, Carrolltown. He has most recently served as president of Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Georgia.

He attended St. Anne’s Grade School, Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and graduated from St. Luke’s High School, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey in 1963.

Father Jude received a bachelor of science degree in business administration in 1967 from Farleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, New Jersey. He earned a master of arts degree in clinical psychology in 1972 and a license in clinical counseling in 1973 from Farleigh Dickinson. He received a master of divinity degree in 1979 from Saint Vincent Seminary, a diploma in spiritual counseling and direction in 1981 from Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, and a doctorate in pastoral counseling/counseling psychology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in 1986.

He entered the Saint Vincent Monastic community on July 1, 1974, made his simple profession of vows on July 10, 1975, and his solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1978. He was ordained a priest on May 24, 1980.

Father Jude worked as a grade school teacher, guidance counselor and psychometerist for the Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey (1967-1971), and was a staff psychologist intern at Fair Lawn Mental Clinic (1971-1972). He was a curriculum coordinator for drug and alcohol education for Suffolk County Diocesan High Schools, Diocese of Rockville Center, Long Island (1972-1974).

At Saint Vincent Archabbey, Father Jude has served as socius of novices and vocations guestmaster (1975-1979), academic committee representative (1976-1979), assistant director of vocations (1981-1982), director of vocations (1982-1993), member of the Human Resources Council as executive secretary and chariman (1985-1989). At Saint Vincent College he provided psychological counseling at the Counseling and Placement Center (1975-1980), staff member for Campus Ministry (1979-1980), director of counseling (1981-1983) and member of the Board of Directors (1995-1999). At Saint Vincent Seminary he has served as an instructor in spirituality (1982-1989), director of spiritual life (1983-1989), director of counseling services (1984-1989).

His pastoral work has included serving as pastor of St. Bede Parish, Bovard (1985-1989), parochial vicar at St. Mary’s Parish, Erie (1989-1990), pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, Erie (1990-1995) and pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, St. Marys (1995-1999). Father Jude has also served on the faculty of St. Mark’s Seminary, Erie (1989-1995); as a counseling and consulting psychologist, Ecclesia Center, Girard (1989-1999); superior of Benedictine Priory, St. Marys (1995-1999), as an adjunct faculty member in psychology and theology at Gannon University (1996-1999), as regional coordinator for pastoral affairs, St. Marys (1997-1999), and as a member of the Board of Ethics at St. Marys Health Center of the Elk Regional Health System (1999). He was also chairman of the Subcommittee for Missionary and Pastoral Placement, Human Resources Council, Saint Vincent Archabbey (1998-1999). In 1999 he was named president of the Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Georgia and the prior of Benedictine Priory in Savannah. He has served as consulting and counseling psychologist for the Diocese of Savannah (1999-2007) and for the Diocese of Charleston (2000-2007). He has also served as a forensic psychologist, Marriage Tribunal, Diocese of Savannah. In August of 2001 he was named to the adjunct faculty of St. Leo University, St. Leo, Florida, Savannah Center.

His publications include “Neurosis as an Obstacle to a Happy Death,” 1980 (Rome, Italy, 1981); “The Sanctity of St. Margaret Mary Alocoque,” 1981, Rome, Italy; “A Guide for Director of Spiritual Formation,” Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 1986; “The Eremetical Life,” Priest Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, 1995; “The Future of Religious Life,” Priest Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, 1996; “The Rectory – Holy & Healthy,” Priest Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, 1997; “The Roman Catholic Priest in a World of Abuse and Litigation,” Priest Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, 1997; “The Riches of Spiritual Poverty,” Priest Magazine, Our Sunday Visitor, March 1999; “Sibling Rivalry in the Priesthood,” Priest Magazine, to be published.

He is the son of the late William Brady and the late Helen (Varallo) Brady.