Reverend Monsignor Gentili serves as a professional consultant with the Saint John Vianney Center providing religious workshops and convocations for Clergy and Religious across the country.
Reverend Joseph P. Gentili was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in May of 1987. He has served in various parish positions including parochial vicar at Saint Clement Parish, Philadelphia, and Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Plymouth Meeting. He taught and served as School Minister at Archbishop Carroll High School, Radnor, for two years. Father Gentili earned a Licentiate Degree (1996) and a Doctorate Degree in Sacred Theology (1999) from Saint John Lateran University, Rome.
He was appointed to the faculty of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood PA from 1999 to 2009. He also served in several capacities including teaching for the Permanent Diaconate Program of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Director of Continuing Formation for Diocesan Priesthood from 2000 to 2005 and the Administrative Secretary to the Archbishop Emeritus from 2005 until 2009. He served as the Director of Pastoral and Apostolic Formation at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary from 2000 to 2009. He also served as Chairperson of the Pastoral Theology Department at the Seminary. He was appointed as Chairperson of the Archdiocesan Speaker Approval Commission in 2000 and continues to serve to the present in that position. During his tenure at Saint Charles Seminary, he assisted on weekends at Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Plymouth Meeting. In May of 2009, Fr. Gentili was appointed by Justin Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, as the second pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. In October of 2009 he was named a Chaplain of His Holiness by Pope Benedict XVI.