Staff Member: Dominic Azagbor
Phone: (717) 846-4935
Fr. Dominic was previously the Administrator of Sacred Heart of
Jesus Parish in Spring Grove, PA. He was named Pastor of Saint
Rose of Lima Parish effective October 26, 2020.
Since October of 2015, Fr. Azagbor has served as parochial vicar of
St. Brendan the Navigator Parish (St. Francis of Assisi Church,
Belfast; Our Lady of Good Hope Church, Camden; St. Bernard
Church, Rockland). Fr. Azagbor professed his vows to the Order of
Preachers (OP) in 1988 and served in a variety of capacities at
parishes in Nigeria and Ghana before being ordained to the
priesthood in April of 2000. From 2002 to 2005, he served as
assistant chaplain at the University of Ife, located in the Diocese of
Oshogbo, Nigeria. From 2005 to 2009, he served as associate pastor at St. Jude Catholic Church
in Mafoluku, part of the Archdiocese of Lagos, Nigeria.
In 2010, Fr. Azagbor arrived in the United States and was assigned as chaplain to Geisinger
Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, where he also served as chaplain to the Maria Joseph
Continuing Care Community, comprised of The Meadows, an independent living facility for
seniors; Maria Joseph Manor, an assisted-living facility; and the Emmanuel Center, a nursing and
rehabilitation center. Fr. Azagbor holds a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Pontifical
University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, Italy, and a bachelor of arts from the University of
Ibadan in Nigeria.
The Order of Preachers, more commonly known as the Dominican Order, have an emphasis on
charity, study and preaching.