Joseph Farias

Adjunct Staff, Former Catholic Chaplain, Campus Chaplain

My name is Joe Farias and I am a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Paterson. I arrived at Fairleigh Dickinson in 1982 to serve the spiritual needs of students, faculty and staff and have loved it ever since. When I left in the early 90s to work in our central offices, I worked equally hard to return to the university. I succeeded. Unfortunately, I am no longer involved in Campus Ministry, but I have not totally left FDU.

     I still teach Freshman Seminar in the fall semester and am involved in Greek life, particularly with Phi Sigma Kappa. I am also the advisor of ODK interest group which hopes to be rechartered soon.

     I live and work at St. Thomas More Church next door to FDU, in front of St. E's College. All are welcome to stop by. The number there is 973-267-5330.

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Short Abstract

St. Mary's College,

St. Mary's Seminary & University, Theology

Notre Dame University,
Liturgy/ Ritual Studies

Drew University,
Doctor of Letters (Ritual Studies)