WELCOME FR. BOB!
Father Robert Joerger, C.P. is a native of Brooklyn and a member of the Passionist religious community of priests and brothers.He also attended the Peter Kump School of Culinary Arts In New York City.
The son of Harry Joerger, a boiler mechanic for Con Edison, and Catherine Ryan, a homemaker and typist for the Brooklyn TB and Health Association, Father Bob began his education at Saint Anselm’s Grammar School and Xaverian High School in Bay Ridge. He graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts after which he entered the Passionist Novitiate and professed his vows in 1973. He then attended Saint John’s University in Queens, New York where he received a Masters Degree in Theology and a Masters of Divinity before his ordination to the priesthood in 1977. Following ordination he attended the Jesuit’s Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where he received a Masters Degree in Christian Spirituality and Certification as a Spiritual Director.
Father Bob was the Director of Saint Gabriel’s Youth Retreat House on Shelter Island for several years and a member of the Shelter Island Heights Fire Department. He served as Provincial Superior of the Saint Paul of the Cross Province of the Passionists which includes Canada, the Eastern United States, Jamaica, Haiti and Puerto Rico. He also served as Consultor to the Superior General of the Passionists in Rome. In recent years Father Bob has been a preacher of retreats and Parish Missions. He is an Affiliated Member of the De LaSalle Christian Brothers.Besides the stoop outside the Brooklyn apartment house where he grew up, his favorite place on earth is the East End of Long Island.
Welcome to Montauk, Father Bob!