Peter Anthony Libasci
Early life and education
Peter A. Libasci was born on 9 November 1951, in Jackson Heights, New York. He attended St. Margaret School, Middle Village, N.Y., followed by Cathedral Preparatory Seminary, Elmhurst, N.Y. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. John's University (New York), and a Master of Divinity degree from Saint Meinrad School of Theology. After the priestly ordination he received Masters degree in Theology-Catechetical Ministry at St. John's University.
On 1 April 1978, Libasci was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He served as parochial vicar at Saint Raymond’s Parish, East Rockaway (1978–1982), and at Saints Cyril and Methodius Parish, Deer Park, New York (1982–1988); parish administrator at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Inwood, (1988–1989), and then pastor of the same parish (1989–2000). From 2000 to 2007 Libasci was pastor at Saint Therese of Lisieux Parish, Montauk
Msgr. Libasci was named titular bishop of Satafis, and auxiliary bishop of Rockville Centre, on 3 April 2007. He received his episcopal consecration on 1 June 2007 from William Murphy, bishop of Rockville Centre, with bishops Emil Aloysius Wcela, Paul Henry Walsh and John Charles Dunne serving as co-consecrators.
As auxiliary bishop, he was episcopal vicar for the Vicariate East (Suffolk County), of the Diocese. He also celebrated the liturgy for the Ruthenian community, which celebrates liturgy in the Byzantine rite.
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