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FACULTY & STAFF

Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb

Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb

Rector

 

 

Fr. Joseph T. Holcomb is a graduate of Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, Douglaston, NY, and an alumnus of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1980 for the Diocese of Brooklyn and worked in parish, youth, and young adult ministry. In 1990 he became the Director of St. Paul’s Cursillo Center. In 1999 Fr. Holcomb was named Pastor of the Church of St. Finbar in Brooklyn, and in 2006 he was appointed Director of Pilgrimages and Vice Rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Since 2009 he has been Pastor of the Church of St. Andrew Avellino, Flushing, N.Y. Fr. Holcomb also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member of St. John’s University.

Fr. James King

Fr. James King

Director of Spiritual Formation

 

 

Father James W. King is a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. He was ordained in 1991 and has served in several parishes in the Diocese as a parochial vicar, and as a pastor. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in education from the University of Maryland, a Master’s of Divinity from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Boston College. He is also an assistant adjunct professor of theology at St. John’s University.

Br. Owen Sadlier, Faculty - Pre-Theology Coordinator & Professor

Br. Owen Sadlier

Pre-Theology Coordinator & Professor

 

 

Br. Owen J. Sadlier is a Franciscan Brother of Brooklyn. He professed First Vows in 1965 and was assigned to the Scholasticate of the Franciscan Brothers, Brooklyn Heights. While there, he attended St. Francis College, graduating with a BA in English in 1969. He later obtained an MA degree in English at the University of Notre Dame, and an MA in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America. He served as a teacher in Catholic grammar and high schools until 1995. That year he was assigned to St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and served as an instructor of philosophy until 2017.

Fr. Conrad Osterhout

Fr. Conrad Osterhout

Spiritual Director

 

 

Fr. Conrad is a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (C.F.R.) and currently serves in religious formation for the Friars in New York. He was ordained a priest in 1983, earning his undergraduate degree from Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio in 1977, and a Master of Divinity, from the University of Toronto, Canada, St. Michael school of Theology in 1982. Fr. Conrad served first as a campus minister and then as Associate Dean of Men at Franciscan University in Steubenville. He has also served in pro-life ministry and was on mission in Bradford, England. Fr. Conrad has been a spiritual director for Cathedral Seminary since 2018.

Rev. Raymond P. Roden

Rev. Raymond P. Roden

Spiritual Director

 

 

Following studies at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, Fr. Roden was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1981 at the Parish of Ss. Peter and Paul in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he served as parochial vicar for six years. He then served as chaplain at Covenant House in Manhattan for three years, and chaplain for the NYC Department of Juvenile Justice at Spofford Juvenile Center in the Bronx for five years. In 1995, he was appointed Director of Campus Ministry at St. John’s Preparatory School in Astoria, NY. He was then appointed Interim Vicar for Senior Clergy and Interim Director of The Bishop Mugavero Residence in Douglaston. Following his assignment as parochial vicar at St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Parish in Greenpoint in 2001, he was appointed Special Assistant to the Vicar for Clergy for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 2004. Over the years, he earned a B.A. degree in Spanish from St. Francis College; certification as a spiritual director from the Archdiocese of New York’s School of Spirituality; master’s degrees in pastoral counseling from Iona College and in applied psychology from Yeshiva University; and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University. In 2011, he was named Associate Spiritual Director at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation in Douglaston. He was assigned as Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Corona, in 2015. Father Roden was named Chaplain to His Holiness on December 16, 2019. On June 30, 2020, he was once again appointed Spiritual Director at CSHF, Douglaston.

Dr. Robert Palumbo

Dr. Robert Palumbo

Staff Psychologist

 

 

Dr. Robert Palumbo is a Clinical Psychologist and practicing Catholic. He achieved a Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph. D. in School and Community Psychology in 1980 from Hofstra University. Until 2002 he had an exclusively private practice, earning High Honors as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of New York. Since 2002, he has been the Staff Psychologist for Cathedral Seminary House of Formation.

Corey Murray

Mr. Corey Murray

Librarian

 

 

Fr. George Sears

Fr. George Sears

Rector

Biography

Fr. George Sears is a graduate of Fordham University and an alumnus of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie. He was ordained a priest in 2005 for the Archdiocese of New York. In his first 10 years of ministry, Fr. Sears was a parochial vicar and pastor, serving in multi-ethnic communities. Before becoming rector, he served as the vice-rector of Cathedral Seminary.

Fr. James King

Fr. James King

Director of Spiritual Formation

Biography

Father James W. King is a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn. He was ordained in 1991 and has served in several parishes in the Diocese as a parochial vicar, and as a pastor. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in education from the University of Maryland, a Master’s of Divinity from the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, and a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counseling from Boston College. He serves as the Direction of Spiritual Formation at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, Queens. He is also an assistant adjunct professor of theology at St. John’s University.

Br. Owen Sadlier, Faculty - Pre-Theology Coordinator & Professor

Br. Owen Sadlier

Pre-Theology Coordinator

Biography

Br. Owen J. Sadlier is a Franciscan Brother of Brooklyn. He professed First Vows in 1965 and was assigned to the Scholasticate of the Franciscan Brothers, Brooklyn Heights. While there, he attended St. Francis College, graduating with a BA in English in 1969. He later obtained an MA degree in English at the University of Notre Dame, and an MA in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America. He served as a teacher in Catholic grammar and high schools until 1995. That year he was assigned to St. Francis College, Brooklyn, and served as an instructor of philosophy until 2017.

Fr. Conrad Osterhout

Fr. Conrad Osterhout

Spiritual Director

Biography

Fr. Conrad is a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (C.F.R.) and currently serves in religious formation for the Friars in New York. He was ordained a priest in 1983, earning his undergraduate degree from Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio in 1977, and a Master of Divinity, from the University of Toronto, Canada, St. Michael school of Theology in 1982. Fr. Conrad served first as a campus minister and then as Associate Dean of Men at Franciscan University in Steubenville. He has also served in pro-life ministry and was on mission in Bradford, England. Fr. Conrad has been a spiritual director for Cathedral Seminary since 2018.

Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb

Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb

Formation Advisor

Biography

Fr. Joseph T. Holcomb is a graduate of Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, Douglaston, NY, and an alumnus of the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1980 for the Diocese of Brooklyn and worked in parish, youth, and young adult ministry. In 1990 he became the Director of St. Paul’s Cursillo Center. In 1999 Fr. Holcomb was named Pastor of the Church of St. Finbar in Brooklyn, and in 2006 he was appointed Director of Pilgrimages and Vice Rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. Since 2009 he has been Pastor of the Church of St. Andrew Avellino, Flushing, N.Y. Fr. Holcomb also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member of St. John’s University.

Rev. Raymond P. Roden

Rev. Raymond P. Roden

Spiritual Director

Biography

Following studies at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, Fr. Roden was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 1981 at the Parish of Ss. Peter and Paul in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where he served as parochial vicar for six years. He then served as chaplain at Covenant House in Manhattan for three years, and chaplain for the NYC Department of Juvenile Justice at Spofford Juvenile Center in the Bronx for five years. In 1995, he was appointed Director of Campus Ministry at St. John’s Preparatory School in Astoria, NY. He was then appointed Interim Vicar for Senior Clergy and Interim Director of The Bishop Mugavero Residence in Douglaston. Following his assignment as parochial vicar at St. Anthony-St. Alphonsus Parish in Greenpoint in 2001, he was appointed Special Assistant to the Vicar for Clergy for the Diocese of Brooklyn in 2004. Over the years, he earned a B.A. degree in Spanish from St. Francis College; certification as a spiritual director from the Archdiocese of New York’s School of Spirituality; master’s degrees in pastoral counseling from Iona College and in applied psychology from Yeshiva University; and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Yeshiva University. In 2011, he was named Associate Spiritual Director at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation in Douglaston. He was assigned as Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Corona, in 2015. Father Roden was named Chaplain to His Holiness on December 16, 2019. On June 30, 2020, he was once again appointed Spiritual Director at CSHF, Douglaston.

Dr. Robert Palumbo

Dr. Robert Palumbo

Staff Psychologist

Biography

Dr. Robert Palumbo is a Clinical Psychologist and practicing Catholic. He achieved a Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology and a Ph. D. in School and Community Psychology in 1980 from Hofstra University. Until 2002 he had a private practice, earning High Honors as a Clinical Psychologist in the State of New York. Since 2002, he has been the Staff Psychologist for Cathedral Seminary House of Formation.

Corey Murray

Mr. Corey Murray

Librarian

Biography
Mrs. Susan Santo, Staff - Executive Assistant

Mrs. Susan Santo

Executive Assistant

Mrs. Eileen Maloney, Staff - Secretary

Mrs. Eileen Maloney

Secretary