Priest's Who Serve - Past and Present

Luke 1:74 “…to grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear”

Our Priests

Parish Priests who have served Visitation B.V.M. Parish over the past 53 years:
(* Deceased)

Msgr. John C. Larkin* (1954 – 1980)
Rev. Philip A. McArdel* (1955 – 1955)
Rev. James F. Cassidy* (1955 – 1960)
Rev. John T. Coates (1958 – 1973)
Rev. Joseph W. McCloskey (1961 – 1962)
Rev. John R. McFadden (1962 – 1969) 
Rev. Henry C. Schuyler* (1961 – 2001)
Rev. Joseph P. Lupinacci (1967 – 1969)
Rev. Arthur I. Taraborelli (1969 – 1973)
Rev. Thomas P. Gillin (1973 – 1976)
Rev. Ferdinand Buccafurni (1976 – 1981)
Rev. Thomas P. McKelvey (1976 – 1981)
Rev. James F. Muscarella (1979 – 1983)
Msgr. Francis J. Clemins* (1980 – 1999)
Rev. Stephen R. Bloh (1981 – 1985)
Rev. Leo G. Zavatsky (1983 – 1984)
Rev. George P. Ettoree* (1984 – 1987)
Rev. Richard J. Maisano (1984 – 1988)
Rev. Joseph W. Bongard (1986 – 1992)
Rev. Frederico C. Britto (1988 – 1990)
Rev. Joseph F. Smith* (1989 – 1997)
Rev. Joseph W. Dragon (1990 – 1995)
Rev. Peter J. Dunne (1990 – 1994)**
Rev. Francis J. Mulranen (1992 – 2000)
Rev. Zachary W. Navit (1994 – 2001)
Rev. Francis X. Herron (1995 – 2000)
Rev. Khoa M. Nguygen (2001 – 2004)
Rev. Eugene C. Wilson (2000 – 2005) 
Rev. Patrick S. McManus (2004 – 2006)
Rev. Edward J. Kelly (2005 – 2016)
Rev. Michael J. Saban (2006 – 2017)
Rev. Brian Connolly (2017 – 2019)
Msgr. Ignatius L. Murray (In Residence to 2016)
Msgr. Thomas A. Murray (1999 – 2016)
Rev. Terence Weik (2016 – present)
Rev Sean English (2019 - present)

**For additional information regarding Father Dunne, please click here.