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16 May 2019


ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NEW YORK – May 16, 2019 – The Most Reverend John O. Barres, Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre appointed the following priests and clergy to the following assignments. These appointments become effective on June 26, 2019.

Seminary of the Immaculate Conception
Rev. Msgr. Charles R. Fink, from pastor at Church of Our Lady of the Snow, Blue Point to rector-president of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington. Bishop Barres is most grateful to Rev. Msgr. Fink who is completing his term as pastor, Church of Our Lady of the Snow, Blue Point. Msgr. Fink’s extensive experience in spirituality, ministry and formation will be a tremendous blessing to the seminary and the diocese at this time.

Diaconate Formation
Deacon Arthur A. Candido has been named Director of Diaconate Formation for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, effective June 1, 2019. Deacon Candido will be responsible for the diaconate formation program including leading the team of deacon-formators, and evaluating and recommending deacon candidates to the Bishop. Deacon Candido is the Director of Health and Welfare Benefits, Payroll & HR Data in the Office of Human Resources for the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs
Father Jason Grisafi has been named the Director of the Diocesan Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs effective June 1, 2019, while remaining pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph, Babylon.

Five Towns
Father Thomas Moriarty is appointed pastor of the Five Towns Parishes: the Church of Saint Joseph, Hewlett; the Church of Saint Joachim, Cedarhurst; and the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Inwood.

Roslyn: Church of Saint Mary
Father Timothy S. Valentine, from administrator at the Church of Saint Mary, Roslyn to pastor of the Church of Saint Mary, Roslyn. Effective May 8, 2019.


Shoreham: Church of Saint Mark
Father Lennard S. Sabio, from associate pastor of the Church of Saint Louis de Montfort, Sound Beach to administrator of the Church of Saint Mark, Shoreham.

Father Daniel Rivera. Father Daniel Rivera to studies in Rome with residence at Casa Santa Maria.

Father Lennard S. Sabio, Church of Saint Louis de Montfort, Sound Beach. 
Father Charlince Vendredy, Church of Saint Anne, Brentwood.


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