REV. BISMARCK CHAU
Fr. Bismarck is a priest who seems to be everywhere at once: giving his whole heart to the Lord and the parishioners who he shepherds! Fr. Bismarck is the Pastor of Saint Patrick's Pro-Cathedral and of Saint John's in Newark, NJ. He is also the Chaplain for the Deaf Ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark, as well for the Newman Catholic Center at University Heights.
rev. JUAN ALEXANDER ORTEGA-ORTIZ
Fr. Juan is from Colombia. He was ordained as a Priest on May 27, 2017. Since then he has been appointed a Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick’s Pro Cathedral. He also serves as a Chaplain for the Newman Catholic Center at University Heights.
DEACON LEONIDAS APONTE
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Director of Religious Education
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director of Youth & Young Adult Evangelization and communications
Brandon is the Director of Youth and Young Adult Evangelization, and the Director of Communications, at Saint Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral. He also serves as the Campus Minister at Rutgers University (Newark), NJIT, and Essex County College where he shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When he isn’t helping out by setting up a young adult event at the Archdiocese, you can often find him surrounded by books on theology or watching The Office and Parks & Recreation for the 100th time.
Margaret takes care of book-keeping and financial reporting at St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral. Hailing from Ireland, she is truly at home here at our Church named in honor of her country’s patron saint. She also oversees bookkeeping and financial reporting at St. John’s Church and St. John’s Soup Kitchen, our local outreach to the homeless and those in need. Attempting to complete the Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle is her favorite way to relax. Working on it at the Jersey Shore on summer weekends is pure heaven!