WHAT'S A PRIEST TO DO?
If a priest preaches over ten minutes, he is long-winded.
If his sermon is short, he didn't prepare it.
If the parish funds re high, he's a businessman.
If he mentions money, he's money mad.
If he visits parishioners, he's nosy.
If he doesn't, he's snobbish.
If he has fairs, bazaars, he's bleeding the people.
If he doesn't there's no life in the parish.
If he takes time in confession to help and advise sinners, he takes too long.
If he doesn't, he doesn't care.
If he celebrates the Liturgy in a quiet voice, he's a bore.
If he puts feeling into it, he's an actor.
If he starts Mass on time, his watch is fast.
If he starts late, he's holding up the people.
If he decorates the church, he is wasting money.
If he doesn't, he's letting it get run down.
If he's young, he's not experienced.
if he's old, he ought to retire.
If he dies, there was nobody like him and there will never be this equal again!!!
St. Monica Church, NYC
Fr. Gerald: July 2017 - Present
Rev. Francis de la Cruz: September 2010 - July 2017
Rev. Bart Van Roijen: July 2007 - September 2010
Father Andrew Walner: July 9, 2006 - July 8, 2007
Fr. John Kellogg: December, 2004 - July, 2006
Fr. Frank Gan: July, 2003 - December, 2004
Fr. Rick Paulin: 1997 - July, 2003
Fr. Fred Sogz: Interim Pastor, 2000
Fr. Jim Lynch: 1988 - 1997 (In Loving Memory)
Fr. Martin Volk: Retired but always on call.
Fr. Joe Smith: April 1984 - 1988
Fr. Harry Clarke: September 1980 - June 1981
Fr. Jim Ratcliffe: August 1980 - 1988
Fr. Ken Farrel: July 1979 to August 1980
Fr. John Doherty: Assistant from September 1977 to August 1980
Fr. Francis (Bud) Godderis:
Fr. Charles Mulvihill: October 15, 1969 - July 1979
Fr. Gese Henye and Fr. Gregory Schneider: June-August 1969
Fr. E. F. Martin: October 1959 - September 1969 (In Loving Memory)