Very Rev. Giovanni Capucci, JCD JV, Administrator
Father Giovanni Capucci came to Denver from Italy in 1996 among the nucleus of seminarians to form the International Missionary Seminary Redemptoris Mater. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 2003. After three years as a Parochial Vicar at Holy Trinity and St. Joseph parishes, he was sent to study at the St. Pius X Faculty of Canon Law in Venice, Italy, where he obtained his Doctorate in Canon Law in 2012. Since returning to Denver, Father Giovanni has served in the Metropolitan Tribunal and Office of Canonical Affairs, where he is currently Judicial Vicar. In addition, he is a member of the Archbishop’s Senior Staff and advises the Archbishop on all canonical matters pertaining to his ministry. Father Giovanni’s mission includes the revitalization of Archdiocese parishes through administrative support and guidance.
Rev. Francesco Basso, Parochial Vicar
Born and raised in Italy, Father Francesco Bassoâ€™s vocation to the priesthood was born and fostered upon joining the Neocatechumenal Way. At the age of 35, he came to Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary in Denver to study to become a priest.
Ordained May 2017, Father Basso served as Parochial Vicar for the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and St. Elizabeth of Hungary (Mission-Denver), the Catholic Church on the Auraria Higher Education Campus in downtown Denver. In June 2019 he was named Parochial Vicar of St. Louis Parish in Englewood, Colorado.
Rev. William Jungman, Retired Priest in Residency
Father William “Bill” Jungmann was Pastor of St. Louis Parish from June 2017 until his retirement in June 2019. Ordained June 7, 2003, he served Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s, Haxtun’s Christ the King and Fleming’s St. Peter’s Catholic churches for 12 years prior to his appointment to St. Louis Parish.
Father Bill was among the pioneer group of 12 seminarians and two priest formators who arrived in Denver 20 years ago to establish Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary. Redemptoris Mater forms priests to serve the Archdiocese who also receive missionary training and are willing to go anywhere at the Archbishop’s discretion. It is one of 105 such seminaries around the world, including Rome.