Religious staff

We are blessed to have six priests serving our priory and academy.  Our priests also serve our mission parishes in Buffalo and Binghamton, NY, and Pittston and Pittsburgh, PA.

Fr. Richard Boyle


Fr. Boyle hails from a military family in New Jersey where he was home-schooled until 8th grade.  Following this formation he attended our SSPX boarding school, St. Joseph’s Academy, in Richmond, MI.  After graduating in 2002, he entered St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary and was ordained a priest on June 19, 2009.  Since his ordination he was stationed in the following locations:

  • Denver, CO for 6 years as an assistant priest while teaching in the academy there and traveling each weekend to numerous chapels around the nation (Las Vegas, NV, North and South Dakota, Dallas, TX, and St. Paul, MN where he was principal of the academy attached to the chapel)
  • then he was transferred to his Alma Mater in Michigan for two years as Prior, Pastor, and Principal
  • in August 2017 he was sent to us as the Prior where he currently directs all operations for the sake of the flock entrusted to him

Fr. Ronald Gagnon

Assistant Pastor, Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Warners, NY

Fr. Nicholas Gardner

Assistant Priest, Pastor of Our Lady of The Rosary Mission Chapel, Buffalo, NY

Fr. Gardner hails from Idaho.  During most of his formation he was home-schooled, after which he went to college and worked in the world.  Receiving the grace to follow his vocation, he entered St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in 2005 and was ordained a priest on June 15, 2012.  Since his ordination he was stationed at the following locations:

  • Nicholville, NY — traveling on the weekends for Mass and helping during the week at the Academy 
  • Ridgefield, CT where he taught in the Academy but also traveled to Long Island, NY for Mass on the weekends
  • in 2016 he was transferred to us here, where he assists the parish as Prefect of the Sacristy and travels to Buffalo, NY for Mass on the Sunday where he is pastor

Fr. Joseph Haynos

Assistant Priest, Pastor of St. James Church, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Chaplain of Third Orders 

Fr. Christopher Feeney

Assistant Priest, Pastor of St. Athanasius, Binghamton, NY and Child Jesus Catholic Church, Pittston, PA