Reverend Monsignor Patrick E. Brown
Reverend Monsignor Patrick E. Brown, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick E. Brown of New York City and Budd Lake, was ordained to the priesthood on May 18th, 1978 by Bishop Rodimer in the Assumption Church, Morristown, NJ. That same year he received his Masters of Theology from the Immaculate Conception Seminary - Seton Hall University.
On May 29, 1998, Pope John Paul, II, named him a Monsignor. On June 20th, 2001, His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan inducted him into the Knights of Malta. Later that year, he was inducted into the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher. He served for four years at Our Lady of the Lake, Sparta, NJ, and for ten years at Christ the King, New Vernon, NJ, until his current appointment in July 1992 as Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Stirling, NJ.
In January of 2000, Bishop Rodimer appointed him Dean of Southeastern Morris County. In October of 2000, Bishop Rodimer appointed him Chaplain of the Morris County Chapter of Legatus.
Monsignor Brown was appointed Chaplain of the Morris County Jail in 1983, where he continues to serve. He is also Chaplain of the Long Hill Township Police Department; the Morris County Sheriff's Department, and the Morris County Police & Fire Academy.
For the last 20 years he has served on the Morris County Board of Social Services and Morris View Nursing Home. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Morris County Division of Youth Services; the Diocesan School Subsidy Committee, and Priest Moderator of the Diocesan Federation of Home & School Associations; Trustee of St. Elizabeth's Academy, Convent Station; Honesty House, Stirling; Lounsberry Meadow Senior & Handicapped Housing, Stirling; the Assumption College, Mendham; Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Paterson; the Board of Advisors of the Legal Center for the Defense of Life; and in September 2004 was named to the Board of Visitors at the Seton Hall University Law School.
In 1995 he received the Ubi Caritas Award from the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities. In 1997 he received the President's Award from the Diocesan Federation of Home School Associations. In 1997 he received the Archbishop Walsh Award from Seton Hall University. In 1998, he received the St. Ignatius Loyola Medal for Community Service from the Jesuit Community. In 2001, he was honored as Morris County Citizen of the Year. The Morris County Sheriff's Office presented the Civilian Award in 2002 for 20 years of faithful service, and the Assumption College for Sisters, presented him with their First Caring Basket Award for Educational Services. In 2002, The Boy Scouts of America presented Monsignor Brown with a Lifetime Achievement Award. On November 8, 2003, the Paterson Federation of the Knights of Columbus Councils awarded Msgr. Brown with a Humanitarian Award, and on May 22nd, 2004 Seton Hall Alumni Association presented him with their Humanitarian Award for his involvement with Prison Ministry and work with the American Red Cross.
August 28, 2006
St. Vincent de Paul Church
Stirling, NJ 07980