Father Rich was born and raised in upstate New York. He graduated from Immaculate Conception Seminary at Seton Hall University with a Master of Divinity degree. He was ordained in 2004 at the Cathedral Basilica of Sacred Heart in Newark and served at St. Rose of Lima in Short Hills and St. Henry’s in Bayonne before coming to St. Mary’s in 2013.
Deacon Ron Ronacher was born and raised in Queens, NY. He graduated from Empire State College SUNY, Saratoga, NY with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology – with Advanced Studies in Theology – Deaconate Program. He was ordained in March 1984 at St. James Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY. Deacon Ron served in St. Rita’s, Brooklyn, Our Lady of Montserrat/St. Lucy, Brooklyn, and again at St. Rita’s parishes before coming to St. Mary’s in July, 2017.