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Rev. Vito Perrone, COSJ

Director of Spiritual Formation


[email protected]


(415) 823 3256


Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from South Dakota State University 

Master of Theological Studies from Franciscan School of Theology

Master of Arts in Spirituality from Christendom Graduate School of Theology (Notre Dame Graduate School)

Master of Divinity from St. John XXIII National Seminary

Currently enrolled in a 3-year Seminary Formation Council Certificate Program at St. Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary


Fr. Vito Perrone has served within the Catholic Church in full time ministry for over 30 years. After spending more than 10 years in different ministry roles as a lay person he entered seminary formation. Fr. Vito was ordained a deacon in 2000 and a priest in 2001 for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. After another 10 years of ordained parish ministry, in 2012, Fr. Vito and a small group of men and women were invited to become a Public Clerical Association of the Faithful within Archdiocese of San Francisco after forming a new religious community called the Contemplatives of Saint Joseph (COSJ). The goal of the COSJ is simple: pray and work!

Since that time Fr. Vito has served in various active apostolates within the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Besides having had experience in years past as Director of Spiritual Life and Summer Spirituality Programs at St. Patrick Seminary, he has also been fully immersed in healing ministry, various parish ministry roles such as administrator and bi-ritual priest at Our Lady of Fatima Parish and weekend assistant at Mater Dolorosa Parish, teaching in schools and religious education programs, expansive retreat ministry at parishes and retreat centers, spiritual direction for various men's and women's religious communities as well as for diocesan priests, confessor for the Missionaries of Charity, committed deliverance ministry for those suffering from oppression, Project Rachael workshops and Pro-life work, member of Priest Personnel Board and spiritual direction for various leaders of pastoral ministry programs.