Alumni of the Month
Monsignor Robert F. Tucker
The first Alumni of the Month is Monsignor Robert F. Tucker. Monsignor Tucker was born November 26, 1942. He grew up in Torrington and is a member of St. Francis of Assisi School's Class of 1956. He graduated from St. Bonaventure University and was ordained a priest within the Archdiocese of Hartford on May 23, 1970. He celebrated his Golden Anniversary in 2020. Also last year, Rev. Tucker was elevated to Monsignor Tucker.
He has served as pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Litchfield for over 25 years. In 2013, he became the pastor of St. Thomas of Villanova Church in Goshen as well. In 2017, through the pastoral planning of the Archdiocese of Hartford, Msgr. Tucker became the pastor of Our Lady of Grace Church in Bantam. In December 2017, the three churches merged to form the St. Louis de Montfort Parish Corporation.
Monsignor Tucker has shared his devout faith with thousands over the years through his compassion, grace and humor. He lives with JOY and unselfishly PASSES IT ALONG.
We are extremely proud to count Monsignor Robert F. Tucker as an alum of St. John Paul the Great Parish.
St. John Paul the Great Alumni Association was established in 2021. This committee is comprised of volunteers who are alumni of St. John Paul the Great Academy and its predecessors Sacred Heart School, St. Francis of Assisi School, St. Mary School, St. Peter School and St. Peter/St. Francis School. The group's primary objective is to support the Academy through fundraising, promotion and volunteerism.