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
Director of Religious Education
Joselina is the Director of Religious Education at Saint Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral. She is also currently working on a Masters in Social Work at Rutgers University (Newark).
She loves Jesus, the people she serves, and also happens to be a Professional Cat Mom.
director of digital evangelization and outreach
When he was a kid, he wanted to be an astronaut for NASA and found the first human civilization in space. Since that requires math, he settled emotionally and financially to work for Jesus and make memes for living. Brandon serves as the director of Digital Evangelization and Outreach at Saint Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral. He also serves as the Campus Minister at Rutgers University (Newark), NJIT, and Essex County College. You can often find him surrounded by books on theology or watching The Office and Parks & Recreation for the 100th time.
director of YOUTH & Young adult MINISTRY
Robby grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and attended Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he experienced a spiritual awakening. After a serious wake-up call, Robby found himself on his knees, begging God to heal him from his afflictions. Through the Twelve Steps and The Spiritual Exercises, Robby received healing and vowed his life in service to others.
Our favorite little furry co-worker.
Reigning champ for the “Good Boy” Award (2018-2019).
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!