Joseph A. Komonchak


The Catholic University of America; Archdiocese of New York.

How did you learn about My-Parish?


E-mail Address (available to other members)

What aspects of parish life, culture and heritage most interest you?

archeology and architecture, genealogy and family history, literature and the liturgy

Which regions most interest you?

British Isles, Eastern Europe, Italian Peninsula, The Americas

What resources or experiences were most influential in shaping your parish interests?

Growing up Catholic; fifty years as a diocesan priest; forty years of teaching ecclesiology;

With what parish or parishes do you feel the strongest connection and why?

St. Mary's, Haverstraw, NY. Slovak national parish of which my grandfather was a founder and builder;
St. Anthony of Padua, Nanuet, NY, parish where I grew up;
Blessed Sacrament, Washington, DC, where I served as priest many years;
St. John the Evangelist, Goshen, NY, where I now help out;
S. Secondo, Magnano, Italy, twelfth-century Romanesque church, symbol of the everyday transmission and living of the faith over a millennium.