Father Richard (Rick) J. Kosisko
Administrator, St. Raymond of the Mountains
Father Rick is no stranger to the mountain or St. Raymond. Some of you may remember him helping with weddings, funerals, attending parish events, etc. During the early 90s, while a chaplain at Seton Hill, Father Rick was called upon to help during Lent here when a former pastor became ill. So, he would come every week to offer assistance, and as you know, he was here every year for Penance Services. He is definitely not a stranger to our community. Father Rick was born February 25, 1958 in Connellsville. He attended Immaculate Conception Parish and was educated at Conn-Area Catholic and Geibel Catholic High School. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy at St. Pius X, in Kentucky and a masters in Divinity (Theology) from Mary Immaculate in North Hampton, PA. He was ordained a priest May 4, 1985. He attended the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and received a Licentiate of Canon Law (JCL). He has been a parochial vicar, administrator pro tem, chaplain and pastor at numerous places within the diocese. He currently serves as pastor at St. Pius X and administrator of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary both in Mount Pleasant. He has also served in many capacities within the diocese including Defender of the Bond and Advocate on the Diocesan Tribunal and Regional Clergy Moderator of Region IX.
Father Teodoro Abner Cortezano Parochial Vicar, St. Raymond of the Mountains
Father Cortezano was born April 10, 1966 in Tinambac, Camarines Sur, Philippines. He grew up in Tierra Nevada, Tinambac, Tinambac, Camarines Sur. He was educated at Bicol College of Arts and Trades, Holy Rosary Major Seminary in Naga City, Philippines.
Father Cortezano was ordained a priest on November 22, 1997
He has served as:
· Parochial Vicar at St. Raphael the Archangel, Pili, Camarines Sur from 1997-2001.
· Missionary at Diocese of Gizo, Solomon Islands from 2001-2004.
· Parish Priest at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Malawag, Nabua, Camarines Sur from 2005-2011.
· Parochial Vicar at Holy Cross, Nabua, Camarines Sur from 2011-2015.
· Archdiocese of New York, New York from 2015 to August 2017.