On May 19, Monsignor Lawrence Miller will celebrate his 50th anniversary. Monsignor Miller, former Pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, was originally from the Bronx in New York. He is a graduate of SS. Peter & Paul Grammar School and then Cardinal Hayes High School. He graduated from Fordham University in 1955 where his relationship with the Jesuits began. He was a graduate of Immaculate Conception Seminary and ordained May 31, 1969. He served in Our Lady of Mercy in Jersey City and then Immaculate Heart of Mary in Scotch Plains. He was the Priest Moderator and Director of Hudson County CYO and then for the Union County CYO for more than 15 years.
He has been involved in CYO and Youth activities for more than 40 years. It is through his efforts that the Pee Wee Basketball Program for young children was originated. During the season, you can still find Msgr. Miller watching the games and enjoying a cup of coffee.
He was named Pastor of St Mary, Star of the Sea, in December, 1989. In the year 2009, Father was elevated by the Holy Father to the rank of Monsignor.
Monsignor has also been instrumental in the opening of the
Cluster Soup Kitchen. This is the 12th year for the soup kitchen and there are many groups from the Bayonne Community that keep it going.
Msgr. was a chaplain for the Knights of Columbus for 23 years and was also the Chaplain for the Hudson County Serra Club.
After his retirement, he kept active in many ways. He taught Theology for 3 years at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City.
Please join him for a Mass of Thanksgiving, May 19, 2019 at Blessed Miriam Teresa Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 326 Avenue C at the 10:30 am Mass. All are welcome!