Fr. Joe Geleney was born in Providence, Rhode Island, the oldest son of Joseph F. and Patricia Ann Geleney. He graduated from Bryant College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and served 14 years in the United States Army, four as an enlisted soldier, then ten as a commissioned Signal Officer. He attended Sacred Heart School of Theology from 1997 until 2001 where he obtained his Masters of Divinity Degree. On June 16, 2001, Fr. Joe was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Gregory M. Aymond, D.D. He has served as an associate pastor at St. Thomas More and St. Albert the Great, both in Austn, TX. He then served as pastor of St. Ann's in Somerville, TX until June 30, 2010. Fr. Joe was appointed pastor of St. Mary's in Waco, TX on July 1, 2010.