Deacon Bruce Olsen
Pastoral Minister

Deacon Bruce Olsen was ordained in 2001 as a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Paterson.  He ministers at St. Therese Church in Succasunna, NJ, where he serves as Director of Liturgical Ministries, Youth Minister, and oversees the RCIA process. An educator in Catholic schools for over thirty years, he has taught theology in various schools in the Diocese of Paterson and the Archdiocese of Newark, including Paramus Catholic and Bergen Catholic High Schools. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, Douglaston, NY and a Masters Degree from Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Among the areas he will minister at OLGC are bereavement, ministry to the sick and homebound, liturgy, and adult education.  He is a native of East Meadow, NY and lives in Allamuchy, NJ.