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Maryrose Petrizzo

Deacon 2013

Priest 2014

Maryrose Petrizzo is an ordained Inter-faith Minister, who has served in Catholic parish ministry for more than 25 years. Her service has included youth and young adult ministry, retreat direction for youth and adults, and catechists’ instruction. Maryrose has served as  Formation Director for Secular Franciscans,  as a Certified Spiritual Director, and as a Certified Life-Cycle Celebrant®. She is an accomplished public speaker and an experienced "Master of Ceremonies."  Maryrose has a Master’s degree in Pastoral Care & Counseling, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Ministry.  For the last four years, Maryrose has been actively participating and serving in an Intentional Catholic Community in Philadelphia and is leading the formation of a new community in Delaware.  In addition, Maryrose creates and officiates custom ceremonies for those who do not have a church affiliation or are not welcome in a church, and she has specialized in same-sex weddings and civil unions.

Maryrose can be reached at

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