The Most Reverend Dominick J. Lagonegro
The Most Reverend Dominick J. Lagonegro was born on March 6, 1943. He is the only child of parents Dominick R. Lagonegro and Diamentina Morgado.
Bishop Lagonegro was born and raised in White Plains, New York were he attended public school. He was baptized at St. John’s Church in White Plains and he made his first Holy Communion and Confirmation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, White Plains.
In 1957, Bishop Lagonegro entered Cathedral Preparatory Seminary in New York where he completed four years of high school, and two years of college at Cathedral College in Douglaston. After graduating, Bishop Lagonegro entered St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers.
In 1968, Bishop Lagonegro was ordained a Deacon and assigned to St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus in the Bronx. After one year of service at St. Theresa of the Infant Church, Bishop Lagonegro was ordained a priest at St. Patrick's Cathedral on May 31, 1969.
Since his ordination in 1969, Bishop Lagonegro was appointed to various parishes throughout the northern counties of New York. Bishop Lagonegro was appointed to St. Vito’s in Mamaroneck; St. Joseph’s in Kingston; Holy Trinity in Poughkeepsie, and served as Pastor to the churches of St. Denis and was the founding pastor of St. Columba in Hopewell Junction, New York.
Bishop Lagonegro also served on many commissions and committees throughout his ministry. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Human Rights Commission in Mamaroneck, Kingston, and Hopewell Junction, and a member of the Kingston and LaGrange Rotary Clubs.
As a Chaplain, Bishop Lagonegro served the Sons of Italy Lodge in Mamaroneck, the Dutchess County Boy Scout Council, and the Police Department in both the City of Poughkeepsie and the City of East Fishkill.
In 1997, Bishop Lagonegro was appointed Vicar for the Vicariate of Dutchess County and on December 12, 2001 he was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of New York and Titular Bishop of Modruš.
In 2002, Bishop Lagonegro was named pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh and the Vicar of Orange County. He is a member of the New York State Coalition Public Policy Committee.
In 2009, he was named the Episcopal Vicar of the Northern Vicariates (Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Ulster), with residence in Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh.