Father Vetrano installed as Southampton pastor

GREGORY A. SHEMITZ | TLIC

Above, Father Michael Vetrano greets well-wishers following his Mass of Installation as the new pastor of the Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Southampton, Sept. 16. Msgr. Joseph Mirro, dean of the Peconic Deanery and pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, Westhampton Beach, represented Bishop William Murphy at the liturgy. Prior to his arrival in Southampton in June, Father Vetrano served as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, West Islip, for 12 years. He succeeds Msgr. Jeffrey Madley, who is the new pastor at St. Mark’s Church, Shoreham.

Below, Father Edward Kiernan joins Father Vetrano on the altar during Mass.