Meet Some of the Paulist Fathers

The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle (“The Paulist Fathers”) is a dynamic community of Catholic priests who share the Good News of Jesus Christ with great joy.

Here are just some of these men.

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Fr. Rich Andre, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Rich Andre is associate pastor of St. Austin Church in Austin, TX.

Fr. Peter Abdella, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Peter Abdella was ordained a priest in 1985. He has served the Paulist campus ministries at UCLA and UC Berkeley.

Fr. Eric Andrews, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Eric Andrews is president of the Paulist Fathers and past president of Paulist Productions.

Fr. Donald Andrie, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Donald Andrie is pastor of St. John XXIII University Parish in Knoxville, TN. He also leads parish retreats.

Fr. Greg Apparcel, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Greg Apparcel is pastor of St. Patrick's Catholic American Parish in Rome, Italy.

Fr. John Ardis, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Ardis is pastor of Old St. Mary's Cathedral and Chinese Mission in San Francisco.

Fr. Jamie Baca, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Jamie Baca is director of the University Catholic Center at UCLA in Los Angeles.

Fr. Robert Baer, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Robert Baer lives in Boston.

Fr. John Behnke, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Behnke is vice president of the Paulist Fathers and superior of our community in New York City.

Fr. Steven Bell, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Steven Bell is associate pastor of Newman Hall / Holy Spirit Parish at the University of California at Berkeley.

Fr. Matthew Berrios, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Matthew Berrios, ordained in May, 2017, is associate pastor of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City.

Fr. Stephen Bossi, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Stephen Bossi has served the Paulist Fathers for more than 35 years in Canada, Italy, and across the U.S. He is now based in Berkeley, CA.

Fr. Kenneth Boyack, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Kenneth Boyack is vice president of Paulist Evangelization Ministries.

Fr. Wilfred Brimley, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Wilfred Brimley was ordained a priest on May 11, 1962. Before his ordination, he served in the U.S. Army Air Forces and the C.I.A. He lives today in Boston, MA.

Fr. Charles Brunick, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Charles Brunick is a senior priest based at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Grand Rapids, MI.

Fr. Bernard Campbell, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Bernard Campbell leads the parish mission "Will Our Faith Have Children?"

Fr. William Cantwell, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. William Cantrell was ordained in 1956. During his long priesthood, he has served in parishes across the United States.

Fr. Robert M. Cary, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Robert Cary leads parish missions. He is based in Grand Rapids, MI.

Fr. Ryan Casey, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Ryan Casey, ordained in 2018, is associate pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Community in Los Angeles.

Fr. Joseph Ciccone, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Joseph Ciccone is based at the Paulist Motherhouse in New York City.

Fr. Thomas Clerkin, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Thomas Clerkin was ordained on May 18, 1985. He lives today in Los Angeles, CA.

Fr. Rich Colgan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Richard Colgan is our director of novices, accompanying men in their first year at our seminary.

Fr. John E. Collins, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Collins leads parish missions throughout the United States and Canada.

Fr. René Constanza, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. René Constanza is rector of the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Grand Rapids, MI.

Fr. Evan Cummings, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Evan Cummings hails from Clearfield, UT, and earned his bachelor's degree at Utah State University.

Fr. Charles Cunniff, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Charles Cunniff is superior of the Paulist Fathers in Boston.

Fr. Frank Desiderio, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Frank Desiderio is first consultor, or chief advisor, to the president of the Paulist Fathers.

Fr. Frank DeSiano, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Frank DeSiano is president of Paulist Evangelization Ministries and our seminary's director of formation.

Fr. James DiLuzio, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. James DiLuzio leads dynamic parish missions and retreats across the United States and Canada.

Fr. Kevin Devine, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Kevin Devine has been a priest for more than 60 years. From 1962 to 1993, he served as a U.S. Army chaplain.

Fr. Wilfrid Dewan, C.S.P. (1926 – 2019)

Paulist Fr. Wilfrid Francis Dewan, a native of Ontario, was a priest for 66 years.

Fr. Charlie Donahue, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Charlie Donahue is an associate director of St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbus, OH.

Fr. John Duffy, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Duffy served as president of our community from 2002 to 2010.

Fr. Dave Dwyer, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Dave Dwyer is executive director of our media ministry Busted Halo and hosts "The Busted Halo Show" on SiriusXM.

Fr. Michael Evernden, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Michael Evernden is based at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco. He offers parish retreats and days of recollection.

Fr. John Foley, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Foley is a practicing canon lawyer who advises priests experiencing difficulty in their lives and ministries.

Fr. Ronald Franco, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Ronald Franco is pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Knoxville, TN.

Fr. John Geaney, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Geaney, a veteran Catholic communicator, is based in Boston.

Fr. Tom Gibbons, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Tom Gibbons serves at Paulist Productions in Los Angeles.

Fr. James Haley, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. James Haley has served the Paulists for over 50 years. He currently serves in Knoxville, TN.

Fr. Thomas Hall, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Thomas Hall was ordained in 1977 and spent decades as a chaplain for the U.S. military. He lives today in Carmel, CA.

Fr. Michael Hennessy, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Michael Hennessy, ordained in 2018, serves at the Cathedral of St. Andrew in Grand Rapids, MI.

Fr. Tom Holahan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Thomas Holahan was ordained a priest on May 14, 1977. He lives today at the Paulist motherhouse in New York City.

Fr. Jimmy Hsu, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Jimmy Hsu is associate director of the University Catholic Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Fr. Paul Huesing, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Paul Huesing is superior of the Paulist Fathers in Vero Beach, FL.

Fr. John Hurley, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. John Hurley is vicar for evangelization in the Diocese of San Jose, CA.

Fr. Mark-David Janus, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Mark-David Janus is president and publisher of Paulist Press and a clinical psychologist.

Fr. Michael Kallock, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Michael Kallock is director of the Paulist Associates. He is based in New York City.

Fr. Thomas A. Kane, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Thomas Kane is executive director of Paulist Reconciliation Ministries, Landings International and Paulist Pilgrimages.

Fr. Charles Kullmann, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Charles Kullmann is pastor of St. Austin Church in Austin, TX.

Fr. Bartholomew Landry, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Bartholomew Landry leads parish missions, revivals and days of recollection.

Fr. Paul Lannan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Paul Lannan is a senior priest based in Los Angeles. He served for many years in his native Toronto and in Boston.

Fr. James Lloyd, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. James Lloyd, age 98, hears confessions and provides counseling services at our motherhouse in New York City.

Fr. Kevin Lynch, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Kevin Lynch is president emeritus of Paulist Press.

Fr. Ricky Manalo, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Ricky Manalo is a composer, author and educator. He lives is at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco.

Fr. Gilbert Martinez, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Gilbert Martinez is pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Community in Los Angeles.

Fr. Daniel McCotter, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Daniel McCotter is based in Chicago.

Fr. Michael McGarry, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Michael McGarry is director of the Paulist Center in Boston and immediate past president of the Paulist Fathers.

Fr. Kenneth McGuire, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Kenneth McGuire has served the Paulist Fathers in positions across the U.S. since being ordained in 1968.

Fr. Vincent McKiernan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Vinny McKiernan is a campus minister at St. Thomas More Newman Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

Fr. James McQuade, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. James McQuade was a longtime hospital chaplain.

Fr. Ernest Mort, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Ernest Mort marks the 60th anniversary of his priesthood in 2019.

Fr. Bruce Nieli, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Bruce Nieli leads parish missions and retreats, and speaks at a variety of diocesan and regional conferences.

Fr. Ed Nowak, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Ed Nowak is director of the St. Thomas More Newman Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

Fr. Robert O’Donnell, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Robert O'Donnell serves as associate director of St. John XXIII University Parish at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Fr. Ruben Patiño, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Ruben Patiño is the pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Horseshoe Bay, TX.

Fr. Steven Petroff, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Steven Petroff is associate pastor of St. Patrick's Catholic American Parish in Rome.

Fr. Ed Pietrucha, C.S.P.

During his long priesthood, Fr. Pietrucha has served in New York City; Boston; Austin, TX; Greeley, CO; Rome; Toronto; and Tucson, AZ.

Fr. Larry Rice, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Larry Rice serves as director of the University Catholic Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Fr. Robert Rivers, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Robert Rivers joined the Paulist Fathers in 1976. He is currently based at the Paulist Center in Boston.

Fr. Ronald G. Roberson, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Ronald G. Roberson serves at the USCCB Secretariat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.

Fr. Paul Rospond, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Paul Rospond is associate pastor of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City.

Fr. Terry Ryan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Terry Ryan leads a variety of retreats and spirituality programs.

Fr. Tom Ryan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Tom Ryan directs the Paulist Fathers Office for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations.

Fr. Frank Sabatté, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Frank Sabatté was ordained on May 17, 1980. He is the Paulist Fathers artist-in-residence in New York City, where he directs Openings, an artists collective.

Fr. Brad Schoeberle, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Brad Schoeberle is pastor of Old St. Mary's Church in Chicago.

Fr. Dick Sparks, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Dick Sparks leads parish missions, retreats and workshops.

Fr. Jeremiah Sullivan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Jeremiah Sullivan has served the Paulist Fathers since 1953. He lives today on Long Island, NY.

Fr. Tim Sullivan, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Tim Sullivan was ordained a priest in 1985. He is the associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Knoxville, TN.

Fr. Tom Tavella, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Tom Tavella serves at Old St. Mary's Cathedral in San Francisco.

Fr. Ivan Tou, C.S.P.

Fr. Ivan serves as pastor of Newman Hall - Holy Spirit Parish at the University of California at Berkeley.

Fr. Dat Tran, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Dat Tran is our vocation director. He works with men who are discerning a call to the priesthood and religious life.

Fr. Gerard Tully, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Gerard Tully is associate pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Community in Los Angeles.

Fr. Ted Vierra, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Ted Vierra has served the Paulists since 1960 in locations as varied as Alaska, Arizona, Canada, and Los Angeles.

Fr. Mark Villano, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Mark Villano serves as associate director of the University Catholic Center at UCLA.

Fr. Rick Walsh, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Rick Walsh is pastor of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City.

Fr. Stuart Wilson-Smith, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Stuart Wilson-Smith, a native of Eastern Canada, is associate pastor of Old St. Mary's Church in Chicago.

Fr. Edward Wrobleski, C.S.P.

Paulist Fr. Edward Wrobleski was ordained on May 11, 1962. He lives today in Los Angeles, CA.

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