St. Rocco’s installs Canons Regular pastor


Father Elias Carr, Can. Reg., was installed as 10th pastor of St. Rocco’s Parish, Glen Cove at Mass on Sunday, Oct. 23. Area dean Father Robert Romeo presided. Father Elias is a member of the Canons Regular of St. Augustine, a religious order of priests from Austria. Three members of the Canons Regular began staffing the neighboring Glen Cove parishes of St. Rocco’s and St. Patrick’s in June. Although the Canons are from Klosterneuburg, near Vienna, the priests assigned here are all Americans. Father Elias and Father Daniel Nash, who will be installed as pastor of St. Patrick’s next weekend, are both originally from the Rockville Centre Diocese. With his hand on the book of the Gospels, held by Father Romeo, Father Elias pledges his fidelity to the Church. Father Elias, born Matthew Carr, was raised in St. Edward the Confessor Parish, Syosset. His parents Terry and Matt, who now live in Virginia where another son Richard is a diocesan priest, were glad to be able to attend their son’s installation as pastor.