1. HOST JACKIE TANTILLO - I Love All Of You Equally with guest Father Jim Worth 30:50

Father Jim  can hardly contain himself when asked about his mother.  “She was my biggest supporter, she’s one of the main  reasons I became a priest.”  Renea loved all her children equally, so she said on a regular basis, but Father Jim is convinced he was her favorite. 

The only sibling to attend college, Father Jim completed his undergraduate and 2 graduate degrees from Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ and currently is an adjunct professor at said school. He was loved by his doting mother who often protected him from his older brother’s rough housing as you can imagine. 

Nana, his maternal grandmother, lived with the family many years and was also  an integral part of Father Jim’s cherished childhood.   The two often listened to music together which is  one of the many reasons my guest has such a love for music of the 40’s, 50’s and more.

Often referred to as the Brady Bunch,  Alice, their grandmother, mom and dad and the kids, boy girl/boy girl birth order, etc often spent evenings together watching tv and listening to music after enjoying a big family meal together.  Those are the memories that Father Jim reflects upon the most with a sense of humor that abounds.  “It wasn’t always perfect, but I wouldn’t change anything for the world.  

An avid piano player and singer,  Father Jim performs regularly for his congregation and his community.  Music is a huge part of his life and so much of that passion stems from his childhood, his nana and his mother, Renea.

Just a few years prior to this interview, Father Jim had a massive heart attack while driving on the highway.  And yet some how he miraculously survived  the “widow maker”-he needed  quintuple bypass surgery-five arteries were completely blocked. He professes that his faith had something to do with saving his life, giving him another chance to help those in need.

Father Jim shares many wonderful stories of his priesthood and how proud his mother was of his vocation.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrJimWorth

Instagram: frjimworth

Twitter: Fr Jim Worth



Jackie Tantillo loves being on both sides of the microphone –as Voice Over Artist and Producer/Engineer and in front of the camera as an On Camera Talent. She has been featured in National and International On Camera and Voice Over Commercials and Industrials. Over the years, she has mentored students with an interest in production and broadcasting and has volunteered with elementary school aged children in theatre production. Jackie is able to draw from her many years as a spokesperson and radio talent to bring warmth and insight to her many endeavors, including representative for organizations such as D.A.R.E., March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy and Easter Seals. A mom and the youngest of seven siblings, Italian American born in Rota Spain, Jackie or ‘Juani’ as her family and friends call her, comes from a very close knit family. Her knowledge of conversational French, Italian and Spanish has broadened the scope of her work. She lives in New Jersey and loves spending time with her family in the outdoors and traveling.