Father Joseph Schlafer, 52, is pastor of St. Joseph's, Garden City.
Prior to his appointment to St. Joseph's last year, Father Schlafer
was founding co-pastor (with Father William Breslawski) of Holy Cross Church
...Following ordination, Father Schlafer served as associate pastor at St. Brigid's, Westbury until 1982, when he was assigned to Our Lady of Lourdes in Massapequa.A year later, he became associate pastor at St. Raphael's, East Meadow, where he served until 1988 before taking his post at Holy Cross.
Plans are underway for a parish celebration of Father Schlafer's jubilee later this year.
Msgr. James Swiader has been pastor of Cure of Ars Church
, Merrick since 1992.His
parish honored him with a jubilee celebration April 30, with a Mass followed by a party in the parish auditorium.
Msgr. Swiader, 52, was ordained April 5, 1975.