Father Joseph


I invite you to come with us and visit the places where the history of our salvation was played out, the places where Jesus taught and worked His signs, where He offered Himself in sacrifice, where He rose and ascended. To visit these places and to worship in them connects us with the history of our salvation with a special immediacy, and makes it more real. And often, since Jesus was very much aware of His physical surroundings, seeing the place where a teaching was given or parable told can give us a new and more lively understanding of passages that had seemed obscure on paper. I am excited at the opportunity to visit the Holy Land and to share with you the wonder and the power of these holy places. 
God Bless, Father Joseph

Fr. Joseph will be the Spiritual Leader on this Holy Land pilgrimage! He will be leading Daily Masses and helping us experience the spiritual wonderment of God!

Father Joseph Romanoski has been a priest of the Catholic Church for over 31 years. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 31, 1986 and served in parishes in New Jersey and South Carolina.

Fr. Joseph is a priest of the Diocese of Charleston and is currently assigned to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Charleston. Since August 2014 he has served as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and School. He continues to support the Perpetual Adoration Chapel and maintains a Catholic elementary school. He opened a chapel in the school building with reservation of the Blessed Sacrament. Father Joseph added pre-school classes to the elementary and middle school grades at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School. He was responsible for bringing a Catholic Radio recording studio to the campus (WMEH 102.9). Father Joseph serves on numerous committees and serves as Dean of the Charleston Deanery. He was also appointed to the Advisory Council on sexual abuse as well as the Diocesan Study Team for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Charleston.    

Earlier Years -

Father Joseph's first assignment was at St. John Vianney in Colonia, N.J., his primary responsibility was the spiritual well-being of the parishioners. He instituted Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults parish-wide and also started the Novena of the Divine Mercy. 

Father Joseph’s second assignment was at Immaculate Conception in Somerville, N.J. While there, he assisted with all areas of formation, being Chaplin of the school. He renovated the school chapel and began reserving the Blessed Sacrament in the school.

During Father Joseph’s third assignment, he was appointed pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in South Amboy, N.J. He was there for 19 years.  Father Joseph was responsible for the complete renovation of the church. Father Joseph also began weekly adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. He continued the 40 Hours of Eucharistic Devotion. Father Joseph implemented the RCIA program in the parish. Father Joseph saved the parish school from closure and kept the school open, vibrant and operational for 19 years. In sum, he revitalized the parish community.

Father Joseph’s fourth assignment was as Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Magdalene in Simpsonville, SC. There were 1,300 children in the Religious Ed instruction program here.