Rev. Carey marks 50th anniversary


WATERVILLE — Father Paul Carey will be celebrating his 50th Anniversary Mass on Sunday, May 30, at 9 a.m. at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Waterville.

After studying philosophy at St. Andrew Seminary in Rochester and at Resurrection Seminary in Ontario, the Rev. Carey completed his studies at St. Bernard’s in Rochester and was ordained on May 29, 1971. He served as an associate at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Syracuse, a faculty member at Utica Catholic Academy, an administrator at St. Therese Church in Munnsville, a chaplain of Casenovia College, and pastor at Immaculate Conception Church in Pompey, St. Paul’s Mission in Fabius, and St. Joseph Church in Lee Center.

He spent his last six years at St. Bernard’s in Waterville before his retirement in 2017. Father Carey now assists Father Jason Hage with his pastoral care duties for Eastern Pastoral Care Area 4 comprising St. Joan of Arc in Morrisville, St. Mary’s in Hamilton, St. Bernard’s in Waterville, and St. Joseph in Oriskany Falls. If you would like to attend the Golden Jubilee Celebration, please pre-register online at Please wear a mask and observe social distancing.


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