Parish Clergy & Staff
Reverend Richard J. Smith, M.Div., Pastor
Father Smith was ordained to the Priesthood in 2009. He served in parishes across the Archdiocese and was a chaplain for a time at Archbishop Ryan High School. In 2020, Fr. Smith was assigned as the Parochial Administrator here at SFA, and was made Pastor in August of 2022. Fr. Smith enjoys all sports and traveling. One of his passions is hiking the Camino de Santiago, a hiking pilgrimage to the city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Deacon David Matour, Permanent Deacon
Deacon Dave was ordained in 2018. He served his home parish, St. Teresa of Avila, for 3 years before being assigned to St. Francis of Assisi. He has been married to his wife, Susan, for 30 years and has 2 adult children. He graduated from Temple University and has worked as an engineer at Lockheed Martin for 32 years. He loves to watch sports, enjoys the outdoors, and is an avid runner. Deacon Dave volunteers at the Missionaries of Charity Sisters in Norristown and at the Vocations Office for the Diocesan Priesthood, where his wife works as an Associate Director.
Msgr. Peter Doody, Weekend Mass Help
Rev. Abner Gonzalez Bonilla, Weekend Mass Help
Miss Bridget Tigue, School Principal
Miss Tigue earned a BS in Elementary Education with minors in Special Education and English from Marywood University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Citation in Honors. Miss Tigue earned her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Gwynedd-Mercy College. She worked as an educator in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for eight years before coming to St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Currently, Miss Tigue is a member of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Mathematics Curriculum Committee and serves as a Safe Environment Trainer for the Office of Children & Youth Protection. In addition, Miss Tigue serves as a Visiting Team Chairperson for the Middle States Commission on Elementary Schools. St. Francis of Assisi School is a Middle States accredited institution which serves children in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.
School Website: https://www.sfacatholic.org/
Virginia Bueno, MEd., MAED, Early Learning Center Director
Early Learning Center: 610-757-1523
Early Learning Center Website: www.saintfranciselc.org
Mrs. Dolores Landis, Office Manager
Mrs. Landis held management positions for two oil companies over a period of 17 years while simultaneously working in a part-time capacity at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. She has worked under four pastors in numerous capacities, which included domestic responsibilities, maintaining parish sacramental records, inputting all parishioner files onto the parish data software program, which is currently in use, and has served as a Lector and Extraordinary Minister. She assumed full-time responsibilities at the rectory office in January 2005. Having fulfilled the responsibilities of raising and educating her two sons, she now owns and trains a therapy dog.
Miss Lauren Kibler, Administrative Assistant & Religious Education Moderator
Lauren Kibler serves as the Parish Administrative Assistant, as well as the Religious Education Moderator here at St. Francis of Assisi Parish. A 2016 graduate of John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School, she has an A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies and a B.S. in Criminal Justice. She was also Treasurer of her college’s Alpha Phi Sigma Chapter. She left the legal field in 2020 and joined the SFA family, where she has been ever since.
Mr. Carl Needles, Business Manager
Mr. Andrew Fedak, Property Manager
Mr. Padraig Hurd, Maintenance