Resolution J3164-2013

Congratulating Father Raymond A. Pavlick upon the occasion of his retirement



  • Jun 4, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 31, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION congratulating Father Raymond A. Pavlick upon the
occasion of his retirement

WHEREAS,  The  character and richness of religious and community life in
this noble Empire State is nourished and fulfilled through the  faithful
concern  and  selfless devotion of those who would commit their energies
and purpose to the ministry of others; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to bring full recog-
nition and just tribute to those individuals who distinguish  themselves
and the ministry through their unremitting commitment and preeminence of
service; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is justly proud to congratulate Father
Raymond A. Pavlick upon the occasion of his retirement, to be celebrated
on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Beacon, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Prior to  entering  the  major  Seminary  of  the  Immaculate
Conception  in Darlington, New Jersey, Father Raymond Pavlick earned his
Bachelor of Science degree in Education, and received his Master of Arts
in Education and Supervision from Seton Hall University;  while  working
as  a  substitute  teacher  in the Newark, New Jersey, elementary school
system and then as a full-time teacher in a Catholic elementary  school,
Father  Ray obtained his post-graduate degree as an educational special-
ist in school administration and supervision; and
  WHEREAS, Father Raymond Pavlick entered the Seton Hall Divinity School
at Seton Hall University in preparation for entrance to the Major  Semi-
nary  in  1964; in his diaconate year in 1970, he was assigned part-time
to the Catholic parish of St. Margaret of Scotland  in  Morristown,  New
Jersey,  and  upon  his  ordination to the Catholic priesthood in May of
1971, was assigned to Assumption Church in the same city as an associate
and part-time teacher in  the  Bayley-Ellard  Catholic  High  School  in
Morris Plains, New Jersey; and
  WHEREAS, After serving the Catholic community of St. Andrew's in Clif-
ton,  New  Jersey,  Father  Raymond Pavlick spent the next 12 years as a
teacher at Seton Hall Preparatory School and an adjunct professor  occa-
sionally  in  the  Graduate School of Education of Seton Hall University
teaching the foundation courses, including METHODS OF RESEARCH, and  the
  WHEREAS,  During  his assignment at Seton Hall, Father Raymond Pavlick
was a Chaplain in the Air National Guard at McGuire Air  Force  Base  in
New  Jersey  for  a  period of time; he was then given permission by his
bishop, the late Lawrence B. Casey, to minister full-time  to  hospital-
ized  veterans in Baltimore, Maryland, where he spent the next six years
and participated in the move from  the  old  facility  to  the  new  one
located at the Baltimore Inner Harbor with affiliation to the University
of Maryland Medical Center; and
  WHEREAS,  Father  Raymond  Pavlick  then  transferred  to the Veterans
Administration facility located in Castle  Point,  New  York,  where  he
served,  supported  and  cared for patients, veterans and staff for more
than 19 years; during his tenure at Castle Point, he served as  Chaplain
for  some  time  for  the Knights of Columbus Council 445 in Beacon, New
York; he retired on April 30, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, This distinguished man of God has always given enlightenment,
guidance and wisdom to the many entrusted to his care and  has  adminis-
tered abundantly and unstintingly to the spiritual and corporal needs of
all; and
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body that when a person
of such noble aims and accomplishments is brought to our attention it is

appropriate to publicly and jubilantly proclaim and commend  that  indi-
vidual for the edification of others; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
congratulate Father Raymond A. Pavlick upon the occasion of his  retire-
ment; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Father Raymond A. Pavlick.


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