Very Rev. Anthony Ligato

Fr. Anthony Ligato, is a life-long member of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York, his home parish growing up was Our Lady of Victory Parish in Troy.   Father Anthony is a graduate of Siena College, Loudonville, New York,  the class of 1990,  with a degree in Marketing and Management.  He subsequently entered seminary for the Diocese of Albany in 1990 and graduated from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore Maryland in 1995. He has served in numerous parishes throughout the Albany Diocese, from city parishes to suburban and rural parishes. Father Anthony currently serves the diocese as the Vicar for Vocations, and is also the Pastor of two vibrant Catholic communities, St. Jude the Apostle Parish and School in Wynantskill, NY and St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Troy, NY.

“I am a pastor at heart and have a deep love for parish ministry. I believe that my two positions in ministry as a Pastor and a Vocations Director fit together well. As a Pastor I understand the importance for the need for Priests in our parishes, to serve the people of God by providing the Eucharist and caring for the pastoral needs of the people. As a Vocations Director I have a responsibility to form men to be faithful and compassionate priests who humbly serve the needs of the people that have been entrusted to them by the Church.”  Father Anthony