Holy Redeemer Old Catholic Church: New Castle DE
Holy Redeemer Old Catholic Church


Bishop Patrick W. Gaffney, DD (M.R.E., MDiv).

Ordained a priest on May 23, 1981 by Terrence Cardinal Cook of NY in the Roman Catholic Church. Took leave from the Roman Church after 25 years. Joined the Old Catholic Movement in 2009. Since 2013,  committed to The Old Catholic Apostolic Church of the Americas.
Ordained/Consecrated Bishop June 6, 2015 by (Patriarch) Archbishop Julius Licata, DD, PHD, Archbishop Richard Roy, Bishop Bernard Eugene Sheffield and Bishop Benjamin Evans.
Masters of Divinity          1982
Masters of Religious Education  1980
Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary, Esopus, NY
Presently: FT Chaplain to Westminster Village, a CCRC Senior Village in Dover, DE (approx. 270 residents)
Ministry of Caring, Inc., Wilmington, DE 2003 - 2006
Program Director, Emmanuel Dining Room
Pastor: Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford, DE  1993 - 1999
1982 – 1993: Associate Pastor  and Administrator (Redemptorists of the Baltimore Province)

Associate Pastor:

Rev. Carl G. Desmond, AF, ME, MDiv
(Anamchara Fellowship) has degrees in Psychology and has had advanced training at the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalyst as an analyst. Presently he has had over 38 years of experience with diverse populations. Retired May 1, 2013. Ordained a Deacon: Dec. 2012 and a then a Priest: October, 2013. Before joining the Old Catholic Church, Fr. Carl was a long time active member of the Episcopal Church in Wilmington.
Religious formation has taken place in the Education for Ministry, Seminary of the South, Community of Anamchara Fellowship and with the St. Woldobo & Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminaries under the guidance and instruction Bishop Pat Gaffney, Rector

Holy Redeemer Old Catholic Church • Bear, DE • 302.562.9616  © 2021