Father Peter Pomposello leaves Holy Cross Church in Soundview to become Catholic chaplain in US Army
THE BRONX - Church members in Soundview held a picnic Saturday to bid farewell to a priest who will be heading to the military.
Father Peter Pomposello, who has been a priest at Holy Cross Church, made the decision to enter the US Army as a Catholic chaplain.
While Pomposello admits he will miss Holy Cross members, he believes he has always been destined for this new journey.
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"I wanted to serve my country and the Army since I joined when I was 18," he says. "And God gave me a detour, he gave me the off-ramp to the priesthood, and I get to go back as a soldier and a priest, and so I'm excited."
Father Pomposello will be replaced by Father Carlos Rodriguez, who also witnessed Pomposello's last Mass at the church.