Father Samuel S. Kachuba
Fr. Sam was born and raised in Stratford, CT where he attended St. James and St. Mark parishes. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in Trumbull in 2001 and entered St. John Fisher Seminary in Stamford. He studied philosophy at Fordham University in the Bronx (BA 2004), before continuing his seminary formation at the Pontifical North American College in Rome. There, he studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University (S.T.B. 2007, S.T.L. 2009). Fr. Sam was first assigned to St. Pius X Parish as a seminarian in the summer of 2006. After he was ordained a priest in 2008, he was again assigned to St. Pius for the summer, before returning to Rome to complete his studies.
Fr. Sam served as parochial vicar at St. Pius from 2009-2011. From 2011- 2014, he was assigned to St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Greenwich and as Assistant Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Bridgeport. In January 2014, he became Director of Vocations and Episcopal Chaplain at Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano appointed Fr. Sam administrator/pastor of St. Pius X in January 2015. Fr. Sam loves when people pray for him, enjoys playing music, is a huge fan of “Lord of the Rings,” and has a special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. John Paul II, Bl. Teresa of Calcutta and Bl. Chiara Luce Badano.
Father Timothy A. Iannacone
Fr. Tim was born in Stamford and baptized in St. Mary’s Church there. He was raised in Norwalk, where his home parish was another St. Mary’s, the proud mother church of Norwalk. He graduated from Norwalk High School in 2008.
Fr. Tim studied at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts (BA Religious and Theological Studies/BA Philosophy 2012) where he was inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor society for Religious and Theological Studies. Fr. Tim entered St. John Fisher Seminary upon graduation at Merrimack College.
He was ordained to the transitional diaconate by Bishop Frank J. Caggiano in 2016 and served his summer as a deacon at St. Pius X. He completed his seminary studies at the Theological College of the Catholic University of America (S.T.B./M.Div. 2017).
Fr. Tim was ordained to the priesthood on June 24, 2017 and celebrated his first Mass at St. Mary’s in Norwalk at 9:30 am on Sunday, June 25.
“I heard it once said that one should not become a priest if one does not love people. Indeed, it is my love for God’s people that has brought me here,” Father Tim says. “The Church needs strong and intelligent priests who will be defenders of the truth in the face of every obstacle that confronts them. This is why I want to become a priest; not for myself, but for the service of God’s Church and his people.”