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Most Rev. Emil Aloysius Wcela

Deceased: 2022-05-21


CSM Graduation Year: 1965

Most Reverend Emil A. Wcela died on Saturday, May 21, 2022. Ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, NY, on June 2, 1956. Ordained auxiliary bishop on December 13, 1988. Served as an Associate Pastor at the Parish of Maria Regina, Seaford, as Pastor of the Parish of Saint Joseph, Garden City, Pastor at the Church of the Resurrection, Farmingville, as Faculty at St. Pius X Preparatory Seminary, Uniondale and Faculty and Rector at the Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington.As auxiliary bishop, Bishop Wcela was the Vicar for the Eastern Vicariate of the diocese until his retirement in 2007.

Wake Thursday May 26, 2022, at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Riverhead from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Vigil Mass Thursday May 26, 2022 at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Riverhead 7:30 PM. Funeral Mass Friday, May 27, 2022, at 11:00 AM, Church of St. John Nepomucene, Bohemia. Interment to follow at St. John Nepomucene Cemetery, Bohemia. Arrangements entrusted to The Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons Funeral Home.