Father Joe Astarita
What do you do as Pastor? Serve and lead
Your Interests? Announcing the Good News
Outside the office? Read, hike, eat
Favorite food? Italian
Schools: Boston College, NYU, Seton Hall
What do you do as a parochial vicar? Try to lead souls to Christ.
Your Interests? Evangelization and preparing people for the Sacraments.
Outside the office? Gym, read and watch movies.
Food? All kinds
School: Seton Hall University
Try my best to have the Gospel message interpreted and come to life through music; train cantors to lead with both clarity and joy; inspire the congregation to lift their voices in sung prayer and worship, and hopefully lift their hearts as well.
Your interests? – choral arrangement; children’s music; the challenge (and pleasure) of matching scripture to song; utilizing a variety of musical styles.
Outside the office? – musical theatre; binge-watching Netflix; our baby grand-daughter!
Food? – discovering new restaurants; anything fresh from the garden; finding a new wine; anything my wonderful husband-cook makes!
Eugenia K. Roman
What do you do as Cemetery Administrator? Maintain cemetery records, facilitate interments and maintenance of the cemetery.
Your Interests? Enjoying the seasons
Outside the office? Adventure sports
Favorite food? All kinds
Schools: Stevens Institute of Technology
What do you do as a Business Manager? Make certain the parish operates within its financial means while meeting its obligations; assist the pastor with business decisions that are not only financially sensible, but also bring the greatest value to the parish.
Your Interests outside the office? Music, particularly classical jazz and swing music, liturgical art, cooking and reading.
Favorite food? All types
Schools: Rutgers University