I attribute my vocation to the priesthood to my family and the example of so many faithful priests while I was growing up in Middle Village, Queens. My family was very involved in the life of our parish church, Our Lady of Hope on Eliot Avenue. We would go to mass together as a family and pray together in the home as often as possible. This simple yet profound example has had a lasting impact on me and my spiritual development over these years. I know this was one of the reasons I discerned and eventually entered the Seminary and be formed for the priesthood.
Now I have been appointed here as your pastor! Our Lady of Angels is now my new family and home. I am excited about being here to build on the foundation left for us by the example and service of dedicated pastors, priests, religious and laity that have shaped and strengthened our faith over these years. With your help, we will continue to make Our Lady of Angels a place where all are welcomed and where Christ can be praised, worshiped and adored for many years to come.