Friends of St. Patrick Grand Marshal 2014

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Friends of St. Patrick Grand Marshal 2014

It is with great pleasure that the Friends of St. Patrick proudly announces Father Richard Hoerning has been chosen to lead the

64th Annual Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday March 16, 2014.

Father Richard has been Pastor at St. Anthony’s of Padua RC Church in beautiful downtown Rocky Point since June, 2002.  “I was

pleasantly surprised and honored to be named Grand Marshal and I feel it is also an honor for Saint Anthony’s Parish for all that

they do for the community,” Father Richard replied when asked about his selection.

Shortly after the Second World War in 1947, the shape of Long Island began to change as Levittown was born, and so was Father

Richard, for this was his family’s first home.  Several years later his family moved to upstate New York in Wappinger Falls.  It was

there in the 9th grade that Father Richard found his calling and entered the High School Seminary at Cathedral College High School

in Manhattan.  Later while relocating with his family back to Long Island in Islip he continued his Seminary studies at St. Pius X

College in Uniondale, NY and Cathedral College in Douglaston, Queens. Father Richard then studied theology at the Immaculate

Seminary in Huntington.  After 12 years of study and preparation, Father Richard was ordained a Priest on June 26, 1973.

His first Parish was at St. Mary’s in Manhasset. He then continued with teaching at St. Pius X Seminary in Uniondale, returned to

parish duties at St. Peter the Apostle in Islip Terrace, and then on to Infant Jesus in Port Jefferson.  In 1990 Father Richard was named Pastor at St. Anthony’s

Parish in East Northport where he remained until June of 2002 when he then was named the Pastor at St. Anthony’s of Padua in Rocky Point.

“I’ve had so many wonderful memories and experiences here in Rocky Point” Father Richard continued.  “The St. Patrick’s Day Parade for instance and the

Summertime Concert series in our parking lot.  I am also proud of our great CYO youth program, participating in the 60th Anniversary of St. Anthony’s Parish and

the good and holy people of our Parish.” Visit other past events.

Father Richard Grand Marshal 2014
Friends of St. Patrick, P.O. Box 5540, Rocky Point, NY 11778