CLERGY (office phone extension)
Rev. Sean Kulacz, Pastor x101
Rev. Dious Joseph, Parochial Vicar x113
Deacon Joseph DeBiase
Deacon Rudolph P. Trankovich
STAFF (office phone extension)
Cheryl Camillo, Business Manager x103
Mary Rose Garych, Music Director x102
Gail Young, Administrative Assistant x100
After Hours Emergency x 251
Reverend Sean Kulacz was installed as Pastor of Holy Family and St. Emery’s Parish on October 25, 2020
Reverend Milan Dimic celebrating his first Sunday Mass on October 4, 2015 as Pastor of St. Emery’s Church.
Father Emeric Szlezak
April 6, 2019, 11:00 AM
St. Emery Church
Rev. Friar Emeric Szlezak, O.F.M.
A memorial mass will be held for Father Emeric who was a Franciscan Priest and who served at St. Emery’s Parish for 19 years during Father Robert Nemeth’s tenure (1977- 1978).
Father Emeric had been in retirement in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was a beloved Hungarian priest. Please join us to honor his memory and service to God.
Father Emeric passed away on March 16, 2019. He was 101 years old. May his kind soul rest in eternal peace.
Father Emeric, 90th Birthday Article, The Antonian Magazine
Father Emeric’s enjoyable visit from Florida to St. Emery’s Parish on September 9, 2012 to attend Deacon Rudy’s 10th Anniversary celebration.
………………………………………………..Christmas at St. Emery
Rev. Friar Louis Michael Pintye, O.F.M.
Father Pintye was the last Franciscan Priest to preside as Pastor of St. Emery’s Parish. Father Louis was Pastor of St. Emery’s for 13 years (1998 – 2011) and was responsible for the beautiful restoration of St. Emery’s Church in 2000.
Father Pintye passed away on August 20, 2017 in Youngstown, Ohio. Please read the full Franciscan Friars announcement – Friar Louis Pintye.
In peace — may his soul rest in peace.
Rev. Friar. Robert Nemeth, O.F.M.
Father Nemeth was St. Emery’s longest serving Franciscan Pastor covering 21 years from 1977-1998. Father Robert was a very beloved Priest at St. Emery’s Parish as well as in the town service communities. Father Robert was responsible for obtaining the rare stained glass windows in 1981 and several other restoration Church projects prior to 2000.
A stone monument was placed in this Fairfield town garden park near St. Emery’s Church commemorating Father Robert Nemeth.
Plaque in front of the Church commemorating Cardinal Mindszenty’s visit to St. Emery’s in 1974. Cardinal Mindszenty is world renown for his steadfast support of Church freedom and opponent of communism under the brutal Stalinist persecution in Hungary.
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Cardinal Mindszenty died in 1975 shortly after his visit to St. Emery’s and is enshrined in the Esztergom Basilica in Hungary.
The grand Esztergom Basilica is the largest Church in Hungary located on the Danube River and north of the capital of Budapest. The city of Esztergom, formerly the capital of Hungary, is the birthplace of Saint Stephen of Hungary.