Fr. Tony was born April 25, 1960 in South Bend, Indiana, the youngest of four boys. He is a total educational product of Holy Cross. He was taught by the Holy Cross Sisters at St. Joseph Grade School, the Holy Cross Brothers at St. Joseph High School and the Holy Cross Priests at the University of Notre Dame, all within walking distance of his family home. Fr. Tony is what is known as a triple domer, having three degrees from Notre Dame. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1982 and a Master of Business of Administration in 1985 before entering the seminary and earning a Master of Divinity in 1991. Fr. Tony made his final vows in Holy Cross in August of 1991 and was ordained a priest in April of 1992. His first assignment as a priest was as associate pastor at St. Clement’s Parish in Hayward, California. In 1995, Fr. Tony was assigned as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in South Bend, Indiana, which was the parish in which he attended grammar school. In 2003, he was asked by Fr. David Tyson, CSC, the newly elected provincial of the Indiana Province, to be assistant provincial and treasurer of the Province. In that role, Fr. Tony supervised the finances of the entire province in the US, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mexico and Chile. He traveled extensively in these areas visiting our priests and brothers in their various works and ministries. After the Indiana Province and the Eastern Province of Holy Cross merged in 2011, Fr. Tony continued in his role as assistant provincial and treasurer until his term in office ended with the election of a new provincial in 2012. He was then assigned to Stonehill College as the Superior of the Holy Cross priests and brothers in the Easton area in July of 2012. Fr. Tony serves as Director of Campus Ministry and Alumni Chaplain.
As Superior of the local Holy Cross community in Easton, he serves on the Board of Fellows and the Board of Incorporators of Stonehill College. In addition, he currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Ave Maria Press, the publishing company that Holy Cross runs at Notre Dame, Indiana. On the Provincial level, Fr. Tony also serves on the Finance Committee and Properties Committee. While Fr. Tony was pastor, he served the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend as chairman of the Diocesan Endowment Trust, and as a member of the Diocesan School Board, the Diocesan Building Committee and the Diocesan Capital Campaign Committee.