Rev. Fr. ROBERT PETER BADILLO M.Id. was born of Puerto Rican parents in the Bronx, New York City. Upon completing grade seven at St. Luke's School, he received a scholarship to study at St. James, a boarding school in Berlin, Connecticut, but two and a half years later, he returned to New York, resulting from his mother's ill health, and studied at Cardinal Hayes High School. He began his bachelor degree at the Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University, where he met the Idente Missionaries of Christ the Redeemer, a religious institute, now of Pontifical Right, in which he professed vows in 1974. On May 13, 1995, on the feast of Our Lady of Fatima and of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, he was ordained to the priesthood by John Cardinal O'Connor. He served as parochial vicar at Santa Maria Parish, while teaching philosophy, first, at Fordham University. At Present he is the pastor of Our Lady of Solace- St. Dominic parish in the Bronx.
Rev.Fr. Dickson Saviour is the associate pastor in the parish of Santa Maria. He is from the diocese of Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu, India. He was ordained for the diocese of Thoothukudi in the year 2005. Serving in his diocese as an associate pastor and Pastor for 12 years now he is here in the US for his pastoral exposure and to experience the challenges in other parts of the world. Having the degree of Masters in Christian Studies, English, General Psychology and Indian Constitutional Law he is interested in Youth program, Family and Counseling. He is serving here in this parish from 2017.