New Pastor Appointed

to St. Matthias Parish



A new pastor has been named for Saint Matthias, and he is our newly appointed Auxiliary Bishop, Bishop Neil Tiedemann.  


Born in Brooklyn in 1948, he professed perpetual vows in the Passionist order in 1974 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1975.  He served in numerous pastoral assignments in our Diocese, as well as in Massachusetts, New Jersey and Honduras.  He served as pastor in Visitation parish, Red Hook for seven years. He was ordained a Bishop in 2008 and was named the third bishop of Mandeville, Jamaica.