Dear Friends,

This past weekend, the Provincial of the Jesuit USA Northeast Province removed Fr. Robert VerEecke as the Pastor of the Church of St. Francis Xavier after a complaint by an adult of boundary violations.

As per the Xavier Mission by-laws, the Pastor of the Church of St. Francis Xavier is the President of Xavier Mission Inc. and holds a spot on the Board of Members – a largely titular role. Our Board of Directors is responsible for the day-to-day oversight and management of the corporation, in partnership with the Executive Director.

The Provincial has assigned Fr. Daniel Corrou, associate pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, to become the acting Pastor. Therefore, Fr. Corrou is now also the acting President of Xavier Mission and will take over Fr. VerEecke’s place on the Board of Members.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns at cagredo@xaviermission.org or 212-627-2100, x208.


Cassandra's Signature

Cassandra L. Agredo, LMSW
Executive Director