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All About Right Down Broadway Productions
Rev. Martin Bancroft, Jr.set aside a fifteen-year career as one of New York's top commercial print models to pursue his lifelong ambition of becoming a Roman Catholic Priest.
In 1981, prior to working as a model/actor, he was a stained glass artisan and a gardener at the Von Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont.
In 1978 he traveled and worked with Mother Theresa in Calcutta, India.
Presently, he is a Hospital Chaplain (after graduating from Fordham University w/ a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling) and is pursuing a professional license in the area of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling.
Fr. Martin "Mickey" Bancroft Former Associate Pastor
Reverend Martin "Mickey" ...
Reverend Martin "Mickey" BancroftAssociate Pastor
As I See It
Our new priests - Fr. Eugenio Solera and Fr. Martin Bancroft - are also arriving.
So naturally there will be some adjusting on all sides as they learn our patterns. (Fr. Bancroft will be away in July, Fr. Solera probably in August, for vacation.
Stories from May 30
Roosevelt - Ever since Martin Bancroft was a little boy , his grandmother said that he would become a priest.He thought about priesthood early in his teen-age years , but after high school and college he joined the work force instead.His varied career included a 14-year stint as a model for L.L. Bean as well as being named IBM's 1978 salesperson of the year..On June 9 , just six months shy of his 49th birthday , Deacon Martin ( Mickey ) Bancroft will turn his grandmother's statements into reality.I think the seed was planted by my grandmother , but my parents nurtured that seed , said Deacon Bancroft.Deacon Bancroft , who grew up in New York City , graduated from St. Michael's College in Colchester , Vermont in 1974 and went to work for IBM.Deacon Bancroft , the third of eight children , lost his younger brother , Paul , 20 , in a tragic accident in 1978.At that point , he asked himself , Am I living my life to the fullest?.and answered , No..Deacon Bancroft mentioned the possibility of entering the seminary to his co-workers , but he never took the next step.
Rockville Centre - Six men - Martin Bancroft
, Ivan Gonzalez , Frank Grieco , Steven Hannafin , Edward Koch , and Patrick Riegger - will be ordained priests for the diocese on June 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Agnes Cathedral
, Rockville Centre.
In the middle row , from left , are : Ana and Paul Chedda , George and Patricia Logan , Martin
and Lisa LoMonaco , Ruth-Ellen and Christopher Sisinni , Robert and Barbara Mongillo , Joseph and Eileen Byrne.