Penn State York Penn State University
Spiritual Life At Penn State York
Rev. Dr. Carl Tancredi
Rev. Dr. Carl Tancredi,
Chaplain

Dear Friends:

I am an ordained Roman Catholic Priest. My presence on campus is welcomed by the Penn State York community as a priest, pastor, confessor and friend. I am not a paid employee of the University, but rather an honored guest of permanent residence. I am not, nor should I be assumed to be, a liaison among students, staff, faculty or administration.

I am your confidant- a person you can confide in who under the 'seal of confession' is sworn to total secrecy. I am committed to total silence; neither law, administrative policy, nor personal threat should cause me to break the seal. My expertise is in values clarification, understanding and concern of life's issues, and support of values in faith, hope, and love. This expertise is focused through a belief in the presence of Jesus Christ through his church in this world. My work on campus is ecumenical; I work with all students regardless of faith or religious background.

In addition to my presence here, I also work as chaplain at York College and at the York County Prison. I will be available to anyone who wishes to work through or discuss issues of conscience, crisis, or any dilemma which you may be facing or may have to face. You have only to call 717-873-5163 (cell phone) or you may e-mail me at <cxt11@psu.edu>. Please feel free to avail yourself of my services and recommend my services to others.

Sincerely,

Father Carl Tancredi


Father Carl's Biography

Ordained: May 20, 1967, Roman Catholic Priest, Diocese of Harrisburg,

Doctorate in Ministry, St. Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD.,

B.A., St. Vincent Seminary, Latrobe, PA.

Certifications: N.C.C.B as Chaplain and Interpersonal Communication Skills.

Thirteen years as a curate, fourteen years as a pastor, five years as a hospital chaplain. The last nine years as Catholic chaplain to York College of Pennsylvania, York County Prison, and eight years as ecumenical Chaplain at Penn State York, sponsored by the York Council of Churches and Diocese of Harrisburg.

I have been on cruises on the Commodore Line- Enchanted Isle (Western Caribbean) July, 1998 and M/S Horizon December 30- January 13, 2000. For these cruises I had Sunday Services for Catholics and Protestants, a Marriage Renewal Ceremony, daily services for the Catholic passengers and one service a week for the crew.

I enjoy travel and my work as an adviser to the Christian Fellowship Organization (CFO) at Penn State York.