Monsignor Anthony J. Marcaccio, ordained in 1991 by Bishop John Donoghue, is Pastor of St. Pius the Tenth in the Diocese of Charlotte. He was named a Chaplain to His Holiness in 2002 by Pope John Paul II.
Monsignor's grandparents were immigrants from Sicily and Italy. Monsignor was born in Michigan as the youngest of four children to Rose and Tony Marcaccio. His family was transplanted to Greenwood, SC when Monsignor was very young.
Monsignor obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Francis Marion University and is a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon National Fraternity and the Pi Gamma Mu National Honor Society for Social Sciences. In 1985 and 1986 he was a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Detroit, MI. Monsignor completed his graduate studies in Theology at The Catholic University of America. In addition to his role as pastor, Monsignor Marcaccio is a Magistral Chaplain of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and former State Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus.
Prior to his assignment to St. Pius the Tenth, Monsignor Marcaccio served as a parochial vicar at St. Gabriel's in Charlotte. His first assignment as pastor was to St. Margaret Mary in Swannanoa, NC. Bishop William G. Curlin appointed Monsignor as his priest secretary in 1995. During his time as priest secretary, Monsignor served as Master of Ceremonies for the Diocese and coordinated diocesan liturgies, he was appointed administrator of St. Elizabeth's in Boone, St. John Neumann in Charlotte, and as Chaplain to the Missionaries of Charity in Charlotte. In 2002, he was appointed as Vice-Chancellor of the Diocese of Charlotte. In addition to his duties at St. Pius the Tenth, he was appointed administrator at St. Benedict's in Greensboro from 2004-2005 and in 2005 was appointed the Vicar Forane for the Greensboro Vicariate. He has been a member of the Diocesan Presbyteral Council for over 20 years and served formerly as their secretary. He is the former chair and board member of the Alumni Association of the Theological College at The Catholic University of America and a former board member for Belmont Abbey College. Monsignor Marcaccio remains a member of the College of Consultors for the Diocese of Charlotte.
Since Monsignor's arrival at St. Pius the Tenth in 2000, the parish has experienced tremendous growth - in numbers and in ministries. During his administration, the parish purchased the rectory on Elm Street, constructed the columbarium and bell tower, retired the debt on the Connolly Athletic Center, and presided over the campaigns Making a Place at the Table and Gather and Grow, which made possible the construction of our church, cloister, Simmons Parish Center, and DeJoy Primary Education Center. Our stewardship campaigns have been recognized internationally by the International Catholic Stewardship Council. Monsignor has fostered a Spirituality of Stewardship in the parish that is manifested in its many ministries and is evidenced by our campus and the funding of the future for St. Pius, by becoming the first parish in the Diocese to establish endowments of over 1 million dollars.
Aspiring to be a pirate from his youth, Monsignor enjoys his time on our coast in Beaufort and at his home in Black Mountain. He enjoys movies and mysteries, dinners with friends, traveling with parishioners on pilgrimage, and watching television with his French Bulldog, Tater.