Monsignor James Dorney at 2015 New York SOAR! dinner

From left is SOAR! President Kathlenn Lunsmann, Monsignor James Dorney and Monsignor Peter Finn in October 2015 at the SOAR! gala dinner in New York.

The SOAR! staff and board of directors commend Monsignor James Dorney to your prayers.

Monsignor Dorney died October 26, 2015. He was 83. He was a beloved cleric in Staten Island, New York, where he had served as co-vicar since 1998. At the time of his death he was pastor emeritus of St. Peter’s R.C. Church in New Brighton, New York.

He was a long-time friend and supporter of SOAR!

Monsignor Dorney was ordained a priest in 1958, and served in the Bronx and Manhattan before he came to Staten Island in 1976. He served as pastor of St. Peter’s from 1986 to 2013.

May his soul rest in peace.