Fr. John O’Neil, PhD

Obal Hall- Ground Floor (Opposite of SGO)
Phone: 201.559.6156


Raised in Long Island, N.Y., ordained to the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1977. Professed in the Pontifical Secular Institutein 1994. Ordained to the priesthoof in 2000.

Academic Accomplishments:
  • PhD Graduate Theological Foundation
  • DMin Graduate Theologolical Foundation
  • Certificate in Pastoral Counseling, Blanton-Peale Graduate Institute
  • Graduate Certificate in Spirituality and Graduate Certificate in Liturgy (Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, N.Y)
  • MA Maryknoll
  • NA, MS and PD Fordham University
  • STM Drew University
  • BA St. Francis College
Fields of Interest/Expertise:
  • Areas of special interest are Fundamental Theology, Trinitarian Theology, Christology, Sacramental theology and Moral Theology.
Courses Taught at Felician University:
  • Christology
  • Introduction to Catholic Theology
  • Sacraments
  • Intro. to New Testament
  • God: Mystery and Problem
  • Moral and Spiritual Dimensions of Health Care
  • Variety of Religious experiences
  • World Religions
  • Contemporary Spirituality
Positions Held:
  • Felician College, Assistant Professor to Professor (1998-present)
  • St. Peters College, St. Joseph’s Seminary, Adjunct Professor
  • Diocese of Brooklyn, Associate Director of the Permanent Diaconate Program
  • Ten articles on the theology of the diaconate in DEACON DIGEST