Saint Anthony of Padua



Roman Catholic Church
West Harrison, New York

Father Chris proudly serves as Chaplain of the West Harrison Fire Department


The Harrison Police Department

The ordained ministry or ministerial priesthood is at the service of the baptismal priesthood. The ordained priesthood guarantees that it really is Christ who acts in the sacraments through the Holy Spirit for the Church. The saving mission entrusted by the Father to his incarnate Son was committed to the apostles and through them to their successors: they receive the Spirit of Jesus to act in his name and in his person. The ordained minister is the sacramental bond that ties the liturgical action to what the apostles said and did and, through them, to the words and actions of Christ, the source and foundation of the sacraments.
Catechism of the Catholic Church

Reverend Christopher W. Monturo - Pastor

Father Christopher Monturo was ordained a priest on May 17, 2003 at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City by Cardinal Edward Egan. His first assignment was as Parochial Vicar at Saint Theresa of the Infant Jesus Church in the Bronx from 2003 until his appointment as Pastor of Saint Anthony of Padua Parish on December 1, 2007.


Prior to Ordination, Father Chris studied for the priesthood at Saint Joseph’s Seminary Dunwoodie and Saint John Neumann Residence and Minor Seminary, Bronx. From 2000 – 2003 Father Chris was assigned as a Summer Seminarian at Sacred Heart Parish in Newburgh, where he celebrated his first Mass on May 18, 2003.

Father Christopher Monturo


Cardinal Egan ordains

Father Chris