Video of Installation Mass of Pastor

Fr. Bruce Janiga & Reception

Church of the Madonna – September 11, 2015

Meet Fr. Bruce Janiga – Pastor, Madonna Church

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Hello. My name is Fr. Bruce Janiga. Most people call me “Fr. Bruce”. I was born in Bayonne, NJ. I have an older brother and a younger sister who also live in NJ. One niece and three nephews call me “Uncle Bruce”. 

I had the privilege of baptizing them all with water from Israel’s Jordan River. They are all college graduates and working, thankfully. The oldest is 29 and getting married this summer.


I attended Immaculate Conception Seminary in Mahwah, NJ and was ordained a priest in November of 1983. 

I served in a parish for nearly ten years before accepting a teaching position at a Catholic high school where I taught a course on the Bible for 20 years.

I really enjoyed my time working with teens. After taking a six-month sabbatical in Berkeley, CA, I returned to parish ministry in January 2013.

Madonna Parish is my first pastorate and I am excited about this opportunity to serve the people of the parish. I have heard many good things about Madonna since I received my appointment.

An avid reader, I also like to travel, attend theater and movies and listen to music. I have been a computer person since high school and have designed and maintained several websites over the years.

Faith, family and friends are very important to me and I look forward to meetingyou and sharing a faith journey with you. 

Please pray for me and know that I am praying for you.
-Fr. Bruce Janiga

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