Rev. Lorenzo Ato – Pastor


Egan-Dolan-AtoFather Lorenzo Ato Campos is the pastor of the Church of Saint Brigid-Saint Emeric.  He is also the Director of Hispanic Communications in the Office of Hispanic Ministry at the Archdiocese of New York.  He hosts two Hispanic Programs:  Hora Catolica (Catholic Hour) Radio Show and Misa Del Domingo (Hispanic Sunday Mass) Televised Mass Celebration.  Father Ato was born in Peru in 1956 and he studied Communications, Philosophy, and Holy Scripture at Facultad de Teologia Pontificia y Civil de Lima.  He was ordained to the priesthood in February of 1988 at Santa Rosa de Lima Parish in Peru and incarnated in the Archdiocese of New York in 1989.  He obtained his Masters in Religious Education in 1995 at Fordham University.  Father Ato is currently a member of the newly formed Archdiocesan Pastoral Advisory Council for Hispanic Ministry.