New York University; Saint John"s University.
Early life and education
One of three children, he has two brothers, Nicholas and Tito. He was raised on Long Island and attended Saint John"s University in Queens, from where he obtained a Bachelor"s degree in Education. He then taught at Patchogue-Medford High School for five years while also doing his graduate work at New York University.
Ordination and ministry
Guglielmone, feeling a call to the priesthood, entered Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington and earned a Master"s in Divinity before being ordained on April 8, 1978.
He then served as assistant pastor at Saint Martin of Tours Church in Amityville and at Saint James Church in Setauket. In 1986, he was named director of pastoral formation and dean of seminarians at Immaculate Conception Seminary.
He became pastor of Saint Frances de Chantal Church in Wantagh in 1993, and was raised to the rank of Monsignor in 1996. In 2003, after a grand jury report on the handling of sexual abuse cases in the Diocese of Rockville Centre sparked public outrage, Bishop William Murphy named Guglielmone to be the diocesan Director of Clergy Personnel.
He was later made rector of Saint Agnes Cathedral in 2007.
= Scouting involvement Guglielmone is known for his substantial involvement in Scouting. He started his Scouting career as camp chaplain at Onteora Scout Reservation in Livingston Manor, during his time as a seminarian. As a priest, he served as Scout chaplain for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, then for New York State and then as chaplain for the National Catholic Committee on Scouting.
Guglielmone served an eight-year term as chaplain of the International Catholic Conference on Scouting and the Holy See"s global liaison to scouting programs.
Guglielmone is member the Order of the Arrow, the Boy Scouts of America"s honor society. There, he was inducted as a "Vigil Honor" member, the third and final degree of membership, in 1985.
Bishop of Charleston, South Carolina
On January 24, 2009, Guglielmone was appointed the thirteenth Bishop of Charleston, South Carolina, by Pope Benedict XVI. He received his episcopal consecration on the following March 25 from Cardinal Edward Egan, with Bishops Murphy and Robert Joseph Baker serving as co-consecrators, at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist. As bishop of the diocese he has the role of shepherding the State"s 195,000 Catholics.
The appointment fills the vacancy left by Bishop Robert Baker, who was transferred to the diocese of Birmingham in August 2007.
The state"s registered Catholic population more than doubled since 1990. Coupled with mass Hispanic immigration, the numbers have swelled even further.