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Corpus Christi Church Installs New Pastor
Fr. Lewis Papera (wearing
the stole presented by the school faculty), with 7th Grade Mass servers.
Fr. Lewis Papera was officially
installed as Pastor of Corpus Church by Bishop McDonnell during a special Mass held on
Sunday, Feburary 24, 2002. Light refreshments were then served in the school
Father Lew was ordained in 1967 following studies at Villanova University, the
School of St. Phillip Neri for Delayed Vocations in Boston, Seton Hall University, and
Immaculate Conception Seminary.
He was assigned to St. Francis Xavier Parish in Newark for six years and then served in
team ministry at St. Joseph's Parish School in Oradell.
Father Papera became parochial vicar of St. Michael's Parish in Cranford in 1985.
Following a sabbatical, he became pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Rochelle
Park in 1990.
He was named Administrator of Corpus Christi Church in August 2001 and was named Pastor in
Father Lew brings great energy
and enthusiasm to our school and offers the children, faculty and administration his
unwavering support and guidance.