Father Mino was born in El Salvador 1972, he attended elementary school there, and in 1988 he came to the United States and attended high school in North Bergen New Jersey. He studied at Seton Hall for the priesthood, and was ordained in 2006.

Fr. Mino has worked with young adults, juvenile detention centers, and for the past 10 years he has traveled to El Salvador on service trips with students from Seton Hall University. His first assignment as a priest was Saint Mary’s of the Assumption Church and until he was transferred to Saint Al’s in Caldwell. He enjoys good old music, a good book, a good comedy movie and the outdoors.

Currently he is the Associate Director for the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Archdiocese of Newark. His responsibilities involve the coordination of the Young Adult Ministry and Hispanic Youth Ministry.


Father John went to Seton Hall University for his under graduate degree and then graduated from Pontifical Gregorian University. Fr. John was at Franciscan University serving as the Director of the Pre-Theologate program. He is a speaker at many of our Youth Conferences as well as the Priests/Deacon/Seminarians conference and Charismatic Conferences.

He is known as "that really Charismatic priest" and indeed he is. He has been involved in the Renewal for years and brings that into his ministry as priest. He is presently the associate to Vicar for Pastoral Life, Coordinator of Office for Evangelization, and the Coordinator for Charismatic Renewal for the Archdiocese of Newark.