We are a parish made up of all age groups with a passion for living a journey of faith and telling the story of Gods redeeming love. Our worship is rooted in the Apostolic Church, our preaching is relevant and our ministries will help you experience once again the love of God the Father through Jesus Christ. Saint Brigids doors are always open. Welcome!
Somos una parroquia formada por gente de todas las edades con una pasin por vivir un camino de fe, contando la historia del amor redentor de Dios. Nuestro credo tiene sus races en la Iglesia Apostlica, nuestra predicacin es relevante y nuestros ministerios le ayudarn a experimentar una vez ms este amor de Dios Padre por medio de Jesucristo. Las puertas de Santa Brigida estn siempre abiertas. Bienvenido!
Rev. Jorge Ortiz-Garay
In-Residence Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Monsignor James Kelly
Mr. Harry Dwyer
St. Brigid Catholic Academy Principal
Mrs. Marcia Soria
Reverend Jorge Ortiz-Garay
Father Jorge Ortiz-Garay was born in Mexico City. He is the son of Jorge Ortiz and Estela Garay. He is the second oldest child in a family of five siblings (Maria, Jorge, Marcial, Edgar and Irais). When he was a child, he studied under the direction of Benedictine monks. He finished his professional studies at The Legion of Christ in Mexico, a clerical religious Institute of pontifical right, earning his degree in law. At age 18, he joined the communities of the Neocatechumenal Way. It was through the involvement with this group that he felt his calling for the priesthood.
A short time after finishing his studies and then after working as a lawyer, Father Ortiz contemplated his calling. He spent time reflecting, pondering, and scrutinizing his calling, to which he responded to God with a Yes.” In September of 1996, he left his family, friends, and country to start this adventure in Italy. He enrolled in the seminary of Diocesano Misionero Redemptoris Mater, and from there he was sent to continue his Studies in Kearney, NJ. He completed his Studies in Theology at Seton Hall University. On May 29th, 2004, he was ordained priest at Sacred Heart Cathedral, by his Excellence John Joseph Myers, Archbishop of Newark.
Father Jorge Ortiz was sent to serve as a vicar at St. Maria Church in Plainfield, NJ. In 2009, Archbishop Myers sent him on a new mission started by Bishop DiMarzio here in the diocese of Brooklyn/Queens as the vicar for the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph while also serving as the Chaplain for the mission ad gentes in Brooklyn. In 2014, Fr. Ortiz was appointed to the parish of St. Brigid. Currently he is the Parish Administrator.