MARY,
GATE OF HEAVEN
CHURCH
Myerstown, PA
PASTOR INFORMATION
Monsignor William M. Richardson (Father Bill)
 
Born January 28, 1946 at Shamokin PA. Attended Saint Edward Grade School and Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Shamokin. Studied for the Priesthood at college seminaries in Massachusetts and Kentucky. Attended Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary, Maryland, for theology studies and was Ordained a priest in 1972.
 
Served as Assistant Pastor at St. Theresa Parish, New Cumberland (three years), Campus Minister, Bloomsburg University (one year).
 
Served as Pastor at: St. Peter Parish, Steelton (four years), Sacred Heart Parish, Harrisburg (thirteen years), During those seventeen years also served in the Diocesan Offices as: Pastoral Planning Director, Communications Director, Vocation Director, Chancellor and Vicar General.
Named a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title Monsignor by Pope John Paul II on December 18, 1985.
 
After that period of time, served as Pastor at: Saint Patrick Cathedral Parish (nine years), Saint Theresa Parish, New Cumberland (four years) and Sacred Heart Parish, Lewisburg (eleven years).
 
Assigned as Pastor at Mary, Gate of Heaven Church, Myerstown on
June 19, 2017.
 
Father was a barber in Shamokin for 65 years
Mother was the homemaker
Three younger Sisters living in Lansdale, Shamokin and Sinking Spring
Two Nephews and one Niece

CONTACT INFO
Address:
188 W. McKinley Ave, Myerstown, PA 17067
Telephone:
Church Office: 717-866-5640
Father Bill's Cell Phone:  570-412-3188
Fax:
717-866-5951