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).
Greatest Invention Ever:
George Foreman Grill (removable heating elements)
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