Rev. Christopher P. Picollo


I am coming to Nativity after spending the past three years as pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Moorestown, NJ. Our Lady of Good Counsel was my second assignment as a pastor. I also spent four years as pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Burlington, NJ. I’ve learned a lot in those two assignments as pastor, and I met so many good faith filled people who helped me grow as a priest and a pastor.

A little bit about myself – I grew up in Marlton, NJ. St. Joan of Arc is my home parish and my parents still live in Marlton. I had one brother, Brian, who passed away in February of 2019. Brian had Down syndrome and he was always with us and tended to be the life of the party – he is sorely missed.

I graduated from Cherokee High School in Marlton in 1994 – played basketball as a freshman and baseball all four years of high school. I graduated from La Salle University in 1998 in accounting and then worked for about 7 years or so as an accountant and an auditor.

After thinking about the priesthood for many years, I finally got the nerve up to enter the seminary in August of 2005 and I spent 6 years at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Bishop David O’Connell ordained me a priest in June of 2011 and my first assignment as a priest was right next-door at St. James in Red Bank, NJ. After three years at St. James, I spent one year as an assistant at St. Charles Borromeo in Cinnaminson before being made pastor. I have been blessed to have many experiences in my assignments, from which I have learned a great deal. I pray that I continue to learn and grow here at Nativity.