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Reverend Samuel V. Scott , Pastor 

The Reverend Samuel V. Scott was appointed the pastor of St. Joseph Parish in June, 2011. Most recently, Father Scott served as the rector of St. John Fisher Seminary, Stamford, the college seminary of the Diocese of Bridgeport. He previously served at parishes in Westport and Brookfield, and is thrilled to return to parish ministry at St. Joseph Parish, which he describes as a "vibrant Catholic parish blessed with a thriving diocesan school." 

A native of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Father Scott is a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, McSherrystown, a school administered by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill. He attended Delone Catholic High School where a religion course made a life-changing impact and led to his vocation to the priesthood. Father Scott is an alumnus of Cranleigh School, an English public school, where he took A levels in English, Ancient History, and Divinity.  He received his undergraduate degree from Vassar College where he read philosophy and theology. Upon graduation, he was granted a fellowship to study at Union Theological Seminary, New York, where he received the Master of Divinity degree in Church History.

Father Scott entered the formation program of the Diocese of Bridgeport in 1990 and completed his theological studies at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbook, in 1995 where he was graduated with an M.A. in Sacred Scripture. Father Scott was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Edward M. Egan, in 1995, at St. Augustine Cathedral, Bridgeport. His ongoing formation included attendance at the Institute for Priestly Formation of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. There he received certification for completion of a course and practicum on the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite according to the Missal of Blessed John XXIII. 


Reverend David W. Franklin, Parochial Vicar 

Born in Peabody, MA., Father Franklin attended Catholic Schools in Danvers, MA graduating from St. John's Preparatory School in 1971.

Following high school graduation, he entered the Brothers of Holy Cross, Eastern Province. He attended Stonehill College, which included a year abroad at the University of Nice, France, and a year of studies at Holy Cross Novitiate in Bennington, VT. Father Franklin received his bachelor's degree in French and Secondary Education in 1976 and a minor in Religious Studies.

Father Franklin taught French at Notre Dame High School in West Haven, CT and at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, CT from 1976-1979, as a Holy Cross Brother, prior to beginning studies for the priesthood at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, CT where he received his Master of Divinity degree in 1984.

Ordained by Bishop Walter W. Curtis on June 22, 1985, Father Franklin has served in parishes in Shelton, Fairfield, Stamford and Ridgefield. 















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