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To contact members of the Pastoral Staff or if you have general questions but are not quite sure who to speak to, please contact the Parish Office/Rectory at 201-445-3703.  You may also fax information to 201-670-7149 or click here to email.
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Fr. Thomas Wisniewski

Father Tom
Fr. Tom is a New Jersey guy; his entire life spent in NJ.  He was born and raised in Jersey City before his family moved to Hasbrouck Heights in 1976.  His undergrad degree was in accounting from Saint Peter’s College and he later received degrees from Seton Hall and Drew Universities.  Over the last 38 years of ministry he has worked mostly in parishes including a six year stint as pastor of Saint Joseph Church in Maplewood.  In addition, he has worked in a residential rehab for addicts as well as teaching in high school and at the College of Saint Elizabeth and as a parochial vicar in Corpus Christi Hasbrouck Heights.

Besides ministry, he is a huge sports fan and loves to go to the movies.  His dad still lives in Hasbrouck Heights and he also has a sister, Judy..

         Fr. Misiuk

Fr. Misiuk was born in Lublin, Poland and was raised in the parish of St. Casimir in Newark.  He was ordained in May 2016 and St. Catharine will be his first assignment.
Father John Prada
In Residence

         Fr. Prada

Fr. Prada is one of the chaplains at Hackensack University Medical Center.  We are happy to have him assist us here at St. Catharine.
Deacon Len Minichino
Permanent Deacon

Deacon Len
Deacon Len was born and raised in Newark, NJ.  He has been married for over 45 years and has three children.  He was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Newark in 1976 and has been assigned to St. Catharine Parish the entire time.  He retired after a twenty-six year career in Law Enforcement and fourteen years in the Financial Industry.
Deacon Jim Mueller
Permanent Deacon

Deacon Jim

Deacon Jim is a professor emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College where he taught from 1969 to 2001 and as an adjunct until 2014.  He is also an alumnus. He  received his PhD from U. Wisconsin in 1966 after which he served in the USAF as a Bioenvironmental Engineer finishing as a Captain in 1969.  

He is married to MaryBeth since 1953; they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren all in the area - which keeps both of them very active with family.  They moved to Glen Rock in 1974 and have been active in St. Catharine parish and school since that time. Ordained a deacon in May of 1992, he enjoys serving at St. Catharine parish.  Together with other parishioners, he has helped develop the Welcoming committee and our  religious service at the Eastern Christian Children’s Retreat..

Deacon John Sarno
Permanent Deacon

John Sarno

Deacon John resides in Glen Rock with his wife and two children.  He was born and raised in Connecticut and received a BA from the University of Connecticut in Business Administration.  For over 30 years, he has served as a Manhattan-based corporate banker focused on public finance entities and financial institutions.  John enjoys tennis, biking, fishing, martial arts (he is a Taekwondo black belt), reading and singing.  He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in 2002 and is an active member of the St. Catharine parish. 

Deacon Joe Castoro
Permanent Deacon

Joe Castoro

Deacon Joe is a member of St. Catharine parish.  He, his wife and their three daughters live in Saddle Brook.  Joe was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in 2011.  
Deacon George Carbone
Permanent Deacon

          George Carbone
Deacon George is a member of St. Catharine parish.  He and  his wife, Joan have been members of the parish for many years.  They have four children.  George is a business teacher at Northern Highlands High School and has an MBA from New York University as well as a BA from Rutgers.  He was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in 2016.
Annette Gallagher
Parish & Family Life

Annette Gallagher

Annette was born and raised in NYC, then moved to Bergen County in 2002.  She is married with two sons.  Before having her children, she worked on Wall Street for the Chase Manhattan Bank for eighteen years and left as a Vice President in Executive Development and Organizational Capability.  She has a BA in Mathematics/Business and an MBA in Information Systems.  She spent much of her career as a manager of systems development efforts in international funds transfer systems.  She volunteers at her home parish of St. John the Baptist in Hillsdale.

Roberta Maguire
Director of Religious Education

Roberta Maguire
Mrs. Maguire came to St. Catharine's parish thirty-three years ago.  She received her B.A. from Mt. St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY and her M.A. from Seton Hall University in South Orange.  Mrs. Maguire lives in Fair Lawn and is a parishioner of St. Catharine.  Her sons, their wives and her darling grandchildren live in neighboring towns.
 Rosemary Miller
Youth Ministry

Rosemary Miller
Mrs. Miller grew up in Glen Rock and has been a member of St. Catharine's parish for all of her life. She attended St. Catharine's grammar school, Glen Rock High and Duquesne University.  She stayed home for many years raising her three (now adult) children, Janelle, Danny and Matt.  She works at St. Nicholas Cemetery  in Lodi as the superintendent of the Cemetery.  She has always volunteered her time at St. Catharine's, first with 10 years in the CCD program and then with the CYO program.  Fourteen years ago, she readily accepted the offer to run the youth program.  She loves the age group and has learned so much from them. 

         Steve Roberts
Mr. Stephen Roberts, Principal of Academy of Our Lady, received his B.A. in History from Rutgers University. He is currently pursuing his M.A. in Educational Leadership at St. Peter's University. He joined Academy of Our Lady in 2007 as a 4th grade teacher. He has also taught the fifth through eighth grades. In November 2014 he was appointed Vice Principal of the school.
Mr. Roberts began his career in sales. Then he worked for a number of years in the aviation industry. Mr. Roberts also served in the United States Marine Corps.  Mr. Roberts, his wife Theresa, and their 4 daughters are active members of St. Catharine Church parish. They enjoy many sports including running and skiing.
Sally Trahan
Music Ministry

Sally Trahan
Sally has been a parishioner for over 30 years and a resident of Glen Rock for the same.  She lives with her husband, Bob, and their two children Brendan and Katie in town.  She completed her studies of Music Education at William Paterson College with a major in piano and minors in both organ and voice.  As a sophomore in college, she was hired as choir director for the First Reformed Church in Hawthorne and later became the music director and co-organist for the church.  She left the First Reformed Church after 18 years to become the music director for St. Catharine.  She has over 20 years experience in working with children’s theater and directing/choreographing musicals for all ages.