Fr. Santo Cricchio, OFM Conv., a
native of Baltimore, Maryland, has been the pastor of our parish since
April of 2006. He
first came as a parochial vicar in 1991, and served here in
that capacity until he departed the parish in August of 1996. Fr. Santo then
served for six years as parochial vicar at Saint Clement Mary Hofbauer
Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and then for five years as Associate Campus
Minister at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.
Before returning here as pastor, Fr. Santo served for several months
as a US Navy/Marine Corps Chaplain in a joint task force operation in
Djibouti, East Africa.
Welcome, Bienvenido, Witamy!
In the name of the whole parish family of the Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary, I welcome
you to our web site. It is my hope that this will be a new experience for
many of you and will help you to come and share the joy which we live here
in our parish. Most Holy Trinity was founded in 1841 and St. Mary's in 1853. For over 150 of those
years, we have lived in a “Mendicant” Tradition with the arrival of the
Sisters of St. Dominic in 1853 and the arrival of the Conventual Franciscan
Friars in 1981. Together with the people of God we live the Mendicant
tradition of St. Francis and St. Dominic begun in 1209. Our desire is
to live with the poor, as the poor and to come to know and follow the poor
Christ. Living this way allows us to be open to Jesus present in all
people, creation, the Scriptures and the Sacraments of the Church.
Jesus has made His presence known to those who have come to our church since
its beginning. All people of every race, language, persuasion and
point of view are welcome here. All are our Brothers and our Sisters
and in the Spirit of St. Francis and St. Dominic we walk the journey of
faith together. It is our hope that you share a part of this journey with us
as you enjoy this website. You are always welcome to contact us via our
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, our telephone 718-384-0215, or just
stopping by to visit.
Enjoy the Christian journey which you will share via this site. Along
with our brother St. Francis, I wish you PAX ET BONUM, that is, Peace and