Father Mario Salvadori - St. Joseph The Worker

Father Mario Salvadori


Born in 1960 in Toronto from Italian immigrant parents (love tripe, polenta and cannolis). Grew up in “little Italy” at St. Clair and Caledonia (toucha my car, I breaka you face). I am an only child (they broke the mold). Dad died when I was 10 and Mom raised me (no silver spoon). My home parish is St. Clare on St. Clair (took a while to figure that out). I have an undergraduate degree in business systems from Ryerson, an MBA in Finance from York and a Masters in Divinity from UFT (yes, three University degrees). I volunteered for 6 years in the pro-life movement as a counselor (all children have a right to be born). I worked for 12 years; 6 years as a computer programmer and 6 years as a financial analyst (Mom has spent most of those earnings). I entered St. Augustine’s Seminary in 1993 and I was ordained in 1998 (big, radical, shocking change from the business world). St. Joseph the Worker is my 5th parish (many renovations needed). My mom will be 89 years of age in May/2013 and she lives with me in the rectory (thank God for Filipino care-givers).

Favourite Verse:

Romans 5:6-8

Greatest Invention Ever:

George Foreman Grill (removable heating elements)

Favourite Band:


Actor To Play Me In A Movie:

Bruce Willis, Starring in “Pray Hard”


Cycling, XII Gym, Parish Renovations, Finding Christian Videos to play at Mass

Alter Ego:

Rocky Balboa

The Team

Father Mario Salvadori


Vlad G. Mamaradlo

Youth Pastor

Kevin Tablizo

Media Coordinator

Adelina Tang

Parish Secretary

Stepahie Salerno

Parish Night Secretary

Cathy Ferlisi

Catholic School Trustee