Rev. Roberto Ortiz, Parochial Vicar


Fr. Roberto Ortiz was born in Jersey City, NJ, in 1972. He is the youngest of the three children of Jaime and Ada Ortiz. He worked for 11 years in the insurance industry for corporations located in Newark and Manhattan. He entered the college seminary at St. Andrew’s Hall, South Orange, in 2001. Fr. Ortiz earned a B.S. in Catholic Studies from Seton Hall University in 2005.


Since 2005, he has continued seminary formation for the priesthood in Rome at the North American College while studying theology at the Gregorian University. Archbishop John Joseph Myers ordained him a priest for the Archdiocese of Newark on May 23, 2009. In June 2010, Fr. Ortiz will earn his License in Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University.