On June 15, 2014, the Parishes of Nativity BVM and Our Lady Help of Christians celebrated Father Moriarity’s 50th Anniversary and 80th Birthday, first at Holy Mass held at Nativity BVM, followed by a reception at Our Lady Help of Christians parish hall.
Although retired in 2009, Father continues to reside at Nativity BVM’s rectory and offers Mass at both OLHC and Nativity each week, and can often be found at Campbell square quizzing locals on where they matriculated (attended high school) while giving out candy.
Ad multos annos!
Date of Ordination: 05/16/1964
A brief history of Father Moriarity’s assignments throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia:
Assistant Pastor, Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Phila (Closed 1993) 06/1964
Assistant Pastor, St. Gabriel, Norwood 06/1970
Assistant Pastor, St. Andrew, Drexel Hill 06/1971
Assistant Pastor, St. Andrew, Drexel Hill 03/1974
Assistant Pastor, Most Blessed Sacrament, Phila (Closed 07/2008) 06/1977
Assistant Pastor, St. John, St. Louis 08/1979
Assistant Pastor, Nativity, Warminster 02/1980
Parochial Vicar, Nativity B.V.M., Phila 06/1987
Resident Priest, Nativity B.V.M., Phila 08/2001
Parochial Vicar, Nativity B.V.M., Phila 09/2004