Staff Member: Reverend Matteo Rizzo

Reverend Matteo Rizzo


Ordained May 26, 1973 at St. James Cathedral, Brooklyn, New York.

Parish priest in the Brooklyn Diocese and a pastor with twenty years of combined service at Shrine of St. Jude, Our Lady of Guadalupe and St Francis of Paola, now part of a consolidated group of parishes known as Divine Mercy.

Discovered Palm Harbor and St. Luke the Evangelist parish while vacationing in Florida in 1993.

Officially retired in 2014 but did not hesitate to offer his services to the parish and other Catholic churches in the area as well as serving as Spiritual Director of the Lay Carmelites (of which he is a member) and Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus.

For more information, see Fr. Matt's full bio listed under "Did You Know?" in the header column Parish News & Updates.

Photo of Reverend Matteo Rizzo