Bridget is a Long Island gal, born and bred. She’s from – and currently living in – Ronkonkoma, where she grew up going to Saint Joseph Church and to the Catholic grammar school of the same patron. She attended high school at Saint Anthony’s in Huntington, then went on to complete her undergraduate degree in English with a minor in Religious Studies at Saint Joseph’s College in Patchogue.
While in college, service trips to Nicaragua and Appalachia whet her appetite for service and travel. So, after graduation, Bridget spent a year volunteering in eastern Kentucky with the Christian Appalachian Project, where she cultivated a deep love for banjo music, mason jars, simple living, and full-time volunteerism.
Upon completing her term of service, Bridget headed back up north and joined the Campus Ministry team at her alma mater before ultimately being blessed with the opportunity to join the Hofstra Campus Ministry family. She still loves traveling and volunteering, and, yes, she snorts when she laughs.
Father Gregory Rannazzisi, Chaplain
Father Gregory Rannazzisi is a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY and currently serves as the Catholic Chaplain at Hofstra University.
Born and raised on Long Island, Father Greg attended Saint Anthony's High School and then received his Bachelors in Philosophy and Theology from Fordham University. After seminary formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Bishop William Murphy ordained Father Greg in June 2009. He holds a Licentiate in Systematic Theology from the PontificalGregorian University.
Since returning to the diocese, he serves at Saint Brigid's Parish in Westbury, a dynamic community that encompasses a variety of ethnic groups, languages, and extensive outreach, youth, and education ministries. In 2010, Bishop Murphy appointed Father Greg to the diocesan eccumenical and interfaith commission as his liaison with Long Island's Muslim and Eastern religion populations.