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|Fr. George Targonski||
|Fr. Alphonsus Kariuki||
|Deacon Barry Demarest||
|Deacon Frank Yuhas||
Director of Sacred Music
Parish Catechetical Leader
Religious Formation Secretary
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Father George Targonski, Pastor
Father George Targonski was born in Sayreville, NJ and grew up as a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish. He attended St Stan's parish school and St. Mary's HS (now Cardinal McCarrick HS) in South Amboy. Father received his BA in Physics from Rutgers University with a minor in Music. His work experience prior to becoming a priest includes teaching physics and math, working as an electronics engineer and as a parish music director. After completing theology studies at Seton Hall University, he was ordained in 2002. Father George's past assignments include St Cecilia's, Iselin and Our Lady of Mt. Virgin, Middlesex.
Father Alphonsus Kariuki, Associate Pastor
Fr. Alphonsus comes to us from Kenya, East Africa. Since his ordination 25 years ago he has worked in Kenya, Italy, Canada, Columbia, Ecuador and here in the U.S. In the Diocese of Metuchen he has served at Immaculate Conception Church in Spotswood and St. Phillip and St. James in Phillipsburg. He received his B. A. from Urbaniana Pontifical University and an M. A. in Theology from Seton Hall University. Father speaks several languages including English and Spanish.
Deacon Frank Yuhas, Pastoral Associate
Deacon Frank Yuhas was born in Fords, NJ. In 1964 he met his wife Kristine at John F. Kennedy HS, Iselin, NJ. They graduated together in 1966 and were married in October 1969. They have two sons, Jonathan and Christian.
In 1968 Frank served as a rifleman with the 25th infantry division in Viet Nam. He received an honorable discharge in 1970 and began a 23 year career with elevator constructors, Local #1 in New York City.
Deacon Frank began working as the St. Matthew parish Youth Minster in 1992 and continued in that ministry for the next 12 years. In 1994 he became the director of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). In 1998 he became a Pastoral Associate. In 2000 he completed his certification as a Spiritual Director and began serving the parish in that capacity. He was ordained a Deacon on June 9th, 2007.
Deacon Frank studied undergraduate religious studies and Philosophy at Felician College in Lodi, NJ. In 2000 Deacon Frank received a Graduate Certificate as a Retreat Director and Spiritual Direction from Creighton University Omaha, Nebraska. He interned as a Spiritual Director at the Upper Room Spiritual Center, Neptune, NJ.
In 2001 he completed the “Marriage Institute” at the department of Cannon Law, Catholic University, Washington, DC. In 2004 Deacon Frank received a Graduate Certificate in Parish Life and Administration from the Loyola Institute of Ministry, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2007 he completed his diaconate studies in theology from the College of St. Elizabeth, Convent Station, NJ.
Deacon Frank is a lifelong New York Yankees fan, who enjoys listening to vintage blues music. Frank and his son Christian raise Japanese Koi in a back yard pond complete with waterfall. The family also enjoys the company of two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, namee “Buddy" and "Izzy".
Mrs. Eileen Sullivan, Principal
Mrs. Eileen Sullivan has been in Catholic education her entire educational career. First as a teacher for twenty years, then eight years as the principal of Saints Mary and Elizabeth Academy in Linden, NJ. She has a long list of accomplishments, including the formation of an active Father's club, piloting an educational intervention program for low-achieving students, refurbishing science and computer labs and raising funds from private and public sources. Mrs. Sullivan is committed to the principles of Catholic Education, the formation of the whole person, educational excellence and a Christ-centered curriculum.