Father Robert Smith is

New Pastor at Our Lady of

The Miraculous Medal

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

      —Blessed Saint Teresa of Calcutta

“Catholics may not, in any way convince themselves that so enormous and unjust an inequality in the distribution of this world's goods truly conforms to the designs of the all-wise Creator."

       —Pope Pius XI


Father Robert J. Smith is our new Pastor at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal – something we can all be grateful for at Thanksgiving time! Fr. Bob brings years of experience to our humble church and parish, and fittingly, he is every bit as fluent in Spanish as Fr. Bill Brisotti. Clearly, Fr. Bob will be a tremendous “human asset” and a terrific addition to our OLMM community, and to our special place / unique role in Wyandanch.  

Father Bob, holds a Sacrae Theologiae Doctoral degree, and was ordained in our Diocese of Rockville Center in 1983. Before this milestone, he attended the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, earning his Masters of Divinity in 1983. And after his ordination, he was in Rome (Italy, not New York!) from 1989 until 1993, attending the Pontifical Lateran University (Academia Alfonsiana). 

Fortunately, for many Long Island Roman Catholics, Father Bob returned to his native Long Island after his 4 years in Rome....and began a rich career that has spanned a wide range of these diocesan assignments - including his current position as Pastor of St. Hugh's in Huntington. 

-St. Hugh of Lincoln, Huntington Station: Pastor (2015 – Present)

-St. James, Setauket: Pastor (2003-2015)

-Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington: Professor: Moral Theology (1993- 2003); Academic Dean (1996-2003)

-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Ronkonkoma: Weekend Assistant Priest (1993-2003)


A MORE DETAILED AND PERSONAL BIO WILL BE APPEARING IN DECEMBER OR IN JANUARY IN THE "STAFF" SECTION OF OUR OLMM WEBSITE. (We will keep you posted and updated on that soon! Thanks for your patience. 


Champion of Diversity

Justice, Peace, Christian Love and the Music of Life

Father Bill Brisotti Retires as OLMM

Pastor in Historic Summer of 2020

after 20+ Years of Humble

and Inspiring Leadership

A Legend! Andy Connolly

Retiring (Again) as Visiting Priest @ Our Lady of

The Miraculous Medal


Please view the YouTube video below and listen to some amazing stories "straight from the Father's mouth"!! (But he still would prefer that you don't call him "Father"!) Members of the Roundtable Committee interviewed Andy in 2 different sessions in May, 2019 that yielded a very insightful and compelling tapestry of stories - with a lot of important history of our parish included. 

happy thanksgiving

to one and all!

keep your families safe

and well-fed! 

"Madonna of the Streets"  

Painting by Italian Artist Robert Feruzzi

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church

1434 Straight Path

Wyandanch,  New York   11798 

(631) 643-7568

To Believe To Belong To Be Compassionate

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