About Deacon Jim Papillo

Deacon Jim Papillo

Deacon James F. Papillo was ordained as a deacon in the Archdiocese of Hartford on June 12, 2004.  He received a doctorate in psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and was a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University and the University of California at Los Angeles.  An attorney, he graduated from the University of Connecticut Law School in 1991 with honors.  Gov. John G. Rowland appointed Jim as Connecticut’s first State Victim Advocate in 1999 and, for eight years, served as the head of an independent state agency charged with protecting and promoting the legal rights of crime victims in Connecticut.  Jim retired from his position with the state in October, 2008.

More recently, Deacon Papillo served as Vice President of Administrative Affairs and Associate Professor in the Humanities at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut.

Deacon Jim and his wife, Joanne, along with their daughter, Stephanie, live in West Hartford.  He is currently assigned to The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, Connecticut.

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