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New Priests to Join Community of Formators for Fall 2022

Reverend Kenneth Brighenti, KGCO joins the Josephinum Community as Vice-Rector of the Configuration Stage/School of Theology.

Father Brighenti comes to the Josephinum following nine years as pastor at Saint Magdalen de Pazzi Church in the Diocese of Metuchen. Ordained in 1988, he was engaged in parish ministry until 2009, then served as Vice Rector and Director of Apostolates at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. Father Brighenti holds a PhD in Theocentric Studies from LaSalle University and is author of many books including Catholicism for Dummies, John Paul II for Dummies and Catholic Mass for Dummies. He has also co-hosted many shows on EWTN, including “Web of Faith.” He is a Third-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, member and chaplain of the Amerigo Vespucci Society, founding chaplain for Unico National (an Italian-American service organization), and a Knight of Grace in the Constantinian Order.


Father Stash Dailey C’04 returns to his alma mater this fall to serve as Vice-Rector and Dean of Men for the Discipleship Stage/College of Liberal Arts.

He will retain his role as Vicar for Religious for the Diocese of Columbus, a position through which he has facilitated the presence of 15 orders in the diocese. Father Dailey will serve primarily as a formator, guiding seminarians in their discernment of a priestly vocation. “Our young men who want to be priests are in need of someone to walk with them,” he said, in a May 2022 interview with Columbus’ The Catholic Times. “I am not convinced I’m the right one to do it, but it is what the Lord has made clear I am to do. Please pray for our seminarians, the men who are our future priests, and pray for the priests who have the privilege of walking with them as they learn from the Divine Master.”

Father Dailey was ordained in 2008 for the Diocese of Columbus. In addition to parish ministry at Saint Michael (Worthington) and Holy Family (Columbus), he has served as a retreat master and preacher, spiritual director of Sacred Heart Columbus and the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network, and as a consultor for several religious congregations.


Father Peter Fegan, OP, will serve as a formator and an instructor in both the College of Liberal Arts and School of Theology.

Born in Maryland and raised in northern Virginia, Father Peter attended the University of Dallas, graduating in 1993 with a degree in philosophy. He made his first profession with the Dominican Province of Saint Joseph in 1995, was ordained a priest in 2001, and completed an STL in moral theology at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, the following year. Father Peter has devoted much of his priesthood to parish ministry; he has also been engaged in teaching and seminary formation at the Josephinum (fall 2008), Saint John Vianney Seminary in Denver, CO, and Providence College in Providence, RI. He served most recently at Saint Patrick Church in Columbus.

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