Pastor, Administrators and Parochial Vicars Named to Parishes

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One pastor, five administrators and nine parochial vicars have been appointed to parishes in the archdiocese, the Cardinal’s Office has announced.

Father Joseph Ciccone, C.S.P., has been appointed pastor of St. Paul the Apostle parish on West 59th Street in Manhattan.

Appointed administrators were Father James Benavides, Our Lady of Angels, the Bronx; Father Jose Cruz Alvarez, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Manhattan; Father Sandro Leyton Rodriguez, St. Ann’s, Ossining; and Father Richard Marrano, St. John Chrysostom, the Bronx.
Additionally, Father Edward Bader, who was announced as the pastor of St. Peter’s, Liberty, in the last issue of Catholic New York, also has been appointed as administrator of St. Aloysius, where he had served as pastor since 2012, and Holy Cross, Callicoon. (His biography appeared in the last issue.)
The newly appointed parochial vicars were Father Antonio Almonte, St. Anthony of Padua, the Bronx; Father Ricardo Garcia, St. Joseph-Immaculate Conception-St. Mary, Staten Island; Father Thomas Kreiser, St. Joseph, Bronxville; Father George LaGrutta, St. Theresa, Briarcliff Manor; Father David Rider, St. Barnabas, the Bronx; Father Elvin Rivera, St. Ann, Ossining; Father Reynor Santiago, St. Stephen, Warwick; Father Jean Pierre Seon, St. Augustine, Ossining; and Father Paul Waddell, St. Francis Xavier and St. Clare, the Bronx.

Also, Father Adolfo Novio was appointed to serve at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, Somers.
All the appointments were effective July 1.

PASTOR
Father Joseph Ciccone, C.S.P., had served since 2010 as director of St. Thomas More Newman Center at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He served as pastor of a parish in Knoxville, Tenn., 2005-2010. He was parochial vicar at the Paulist Center in Boston, 2001-2005. He also served as a campus minister at the University of Colorado in Boulder and Clemson University in South Carolina. A native of Brooklyn, he was ordained for the Paulist Fathers in 1989.

ADMINISTRATORS
Father James Benavides had been parochial vicar of St. John Chrysostom, the Bronx, since 2015. He was ordained in 2015.
Father Jose Cruz Alvarez had served as parochial vicar of St. Peter-St. Mary of the Assumption, Haverstraw, since 2015. He was parochial vicar of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Manhattan, following his ordination in 2015.
Father Sandro Leyton Rodriguez had been parochial vicar of St. Patrick-St. Mary-Our Lady of the Lake, Newburgh, since 2016. He was parochial vicar of St. Joseph, Middletown, 2013-2016. He was ordained in 2013.
Father Richard Marrano served since 2017 as parochial vicar of St. Stephen, Warwick. He was parochial vicar of St. Rose of Lima, Manhattan, 2013-2017. He was ordained in 2013.

PAROCHIAL VICARS
Father Antonio Almonte served as pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Manhattan, 2007-2018. He was pastor of St. Peter, Yonkers, 2003-2007. He served as parochial vicar of St. Luke’s, the Bronx, 2002-2003; Incarnation, Manhattan, 1997-2002; and St. Joseph, Middletown, 1997. He was ordained in 1997.
Father Ricardo Garcia had been parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Angels, the Bronx, since 2015. He was ordained in 2015.
Father Thomas Kreiser had served as parochial vicar of Sacred Heart, Monroe, since 2017. He was parochial vicar of St. Patrick, Yorktown Heights, 2011-2017; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scarsdale, 2004-2008; St. Columba, Hopewell Junction, 2001-2004; and Sacred Heart, Monroe, 1994-1998. He was pastor of St. Gregory Barbarigo, Garnerville, 2008-2010, and did his graduate studies at the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm, Rome, 1998-2001. He was ordained in 1994.
Father George LaGrutta had been parochial vicar of St. Benedict, the Bronx, since 2017. He was pastor of St. Anthony of Padua, Yulan-St. Thomas Aquinas, Forestburgh, 2015-2017, and parochial vicar of St. James the Apostle, Carmel, 2013-2014, and Immaculate Conception, Port Jervis, 2010-2013. He was ordained in 2010.
Father David Rider has served as parochial vicar of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Staten Island, since 2015. He studied at Pontifical North American College in Rome following his ordination in 2014.
Father Elvin Rivera had been parochial vicar of St. Raymond, the Bronx, since 2015. He was ordained in 2015.
Father Reynor Santiago had served as parochial vicar of St. Benedict, the Bronx, since 2017, the year he was ordained.
Father Jean-Pierre Seon had been parochial vicar of St. Barnabas, the Bronx, since 2016. He was ordained in 2016.
Father Paul Waddell had been parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe, since 2015. He was parochial vicar of St. Joseph, Bronxville, 2014-2015; St. Mary of the Assumption, Katonah, 2003-2014; St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus, the Bronx, 1996-2003; St. Lucy’s, the Bronx, 1994-1996; St. Frances de Chantal, 1986-1993; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Bronx, 1984-1986; and St. Clare’s, Staten Island, 1993-1994. He was administrator of Sacred Heart, Newburgh, 1996. He was ordained in 1984.

EDUCATION
Father Adolfo Novio has been parochial vicar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Shrub Oak, since his ordination in 2015.

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