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Father Peter McGeory, Our Distinguished 2022 Communion Brunch Speaker

Born in New York City on April 12th, 1949, Fr McGeory is the son of the late George and Ruth McGeory. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The Catholic University of America (1972) and an honor graduate of St Joseph Seminary, Dunwoodie (1972), he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of New York in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in December 1976 by the late Terence Cardinal Cooke.

Father McGeory served for seven years as the Parochial Vicar of the Church of SS. John and Paul in Larchmont, New York and later for 2 years on the faculty of Religious Studies at Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains.

Father McGeory spent 25 years as a Chaplain in the Navy and Marine Corps and retired in June 2010 with the rank of Captain. During his military service, he lived in the Philippines, Japan, Bahrain, and the United Kingdom; he spent almost 8 years aboard ships of every description from battleships to nuclear aircraft carriers. Stateside, Father McGeory was the Personnel Placement Officer for over 850 chaplains, the Director of Operational Ministries, and spent 7 years at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, retiring there as the Senior Chaplain in 2010. While at Annapolis, he was chosen by the Class of both 1996 and 2010 as an “Honorary Classmate.”

During his many years as a military chaplain, Father McGeory was awarded many personal medals and and holds many unit citations. For his distinguished service, he was awarded the prestigious Legion of Merit by President George W Bush in 2006 and again by President Barack Obama in 2010.

In 2013, Father McGeory was appointed Pastor of the Church of St Joseph in his hometown of Bronxville, New York.


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