1/17/06 Death of Father Michael M. Signiski, pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Church, BridgetonFAMILY LIFE OFFICE
...Death of Father Michael M. Signiski, pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Church, BridgetonBLACKWOOD - Father Michael Martin Signiski, pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Roman Catholic Church, Bridgeton, Cumberland County, died on January 15.He
was 65 and would have celebrated his
40th anniversary to the priesthood this year.
"To me, he
was more than a priest, but a good personal friend," said Deacon Bill Johnson, a 35-year parishioner at the church."There are times when it is hard to understand why things happen as they do.It is in times like these that we will remember Father Mike's favorite statement, "God is in Charge."Father Signiski was born in Philadelphia.He graduated from St. John Seminary, Little Rock, AR, with a Bachelors Degree and Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., where he received his Masters Degree.He
was ordained May 21, 1966 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
, Camden.Among his assignments were: Our Lady of the Angels Church, Cape May Court House in 1966; St. Peter Church, Pleasantville in 1966-67; Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Ocean City, 1967; St. Thomas Church, Brigantine, 1970; Assumption Church, Wildwood Crest, 1971; Mary, Mother of the Church, Bellmawr, 1974; St. Maurice, Brooklawn, 1987; Holy Rosary, Cherry Hill, where he served as pastor in 1991 until becoming pastor at St. Teresa of Avila, Bridgeton, in 2002.