Co-founder of the Oratory Church of Saint Boniface and Provost, Fr. Dennis was born and raised in New York City. Ordained in 1970 and trained in communications and theology, he worked for twelve years at St. James Cathedral before coming to St. Boniface in 1990.
From Pennsylvania, and member of the Brooklyn Oratory since 1990, Brother James is the Director of Development at Dominican Academy (www.dominicanacademy.org) in Manhattan.
Fr. Mark was ordained in 1983 and obtained a Pontifical License in Sacred Theology in 1994. He served as a parochial vicar in Sydney, Australia, before joining the Brooklyn Oratory in 1990. He served as parochial vicar at St. Boniface from 1991-2001 and then as pastor from 2001- 2011. In 2014 Father Mark became Director of Campus Ministry at Regis High School in Manhattan and also helps a few weekends each year as a preacher for the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging. Fr. Mark co-founded The Friends of Turkana and served on the board of Directors. He continues to minister in our parish by celebrating Mass regularly and remaining an active presence in the Oratorian parishes.
Pastor of the Oratory Church of St. Boniface, Fr. Joel is originally from Buffalo, NY, and he joined the Oratory as a novice and resident in the Fall of 1993. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1999 at St. Boniface after completing his seminary studies at Oxford University, England. Father Joel holds a degree in Organ Performance, and a PH. D. in Moral Theology at Fordham University.
Parochial Vicar. Born in Yonkers, Fr. Anthony did his undergraduate studies at The Catholic University of America and trained for the priesthood at St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie. He later earned a doctorate in history at Georgetown University with a concentration in American Catholicism. He joined the Oratory in 2004. In addition to his work in the parish, he teaches part-time at Regis High School where he has been on the faculty since 2003. In 2014 he published Teach Me to Be Generous: The First Century of Regis High School in New York City (Fordham University Press). In recent years, Father Anthony also contributed articles and reviews to Commonweal and America magazines.
Born in Passaic, N.J., Fr. Callaghan completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola College, Baltimore, and studied theology at Catholic University of America and St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore. Ordained to the priesthood in 1990, he joined the Oratory in 2005 and currently works as Executive Director of Nazareth Housing.
A lifelong Brooklynite, Mark Paul holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting & Spanish from Bucknell University and graduate degrees in Computing, Education and Catholic School Leadership from Teachers College - Columbia University and Fordham University. Mark Paul is currently pursuing a masters degree in Systematic Theology at St. John's University. After a brief career in public accounting, he joined the faculty of St. Edmund Prep in 2000 where he currently serves as Technology Director, while also leading retreats and other ministry/outreach endeavors. A Scout for many years, Mark Paul enjoys spending time in the outdoors as a member of the BSA.
To learn more about what a vocation to the Brooklyn Oratory, you are invited to watch this short video: https://vimeo.com/154761241/7920827646