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Mission in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Missio Sui Iuris

In July of 1998, at the request of the Holy See, the Archdiocese of Newark provided two priests to serve the Catholic community of the Turks and Caicos Islands on a full time basis. In the Fall of 1998 the Archdiocese of Newark, assumed responsibility of the Roman Catholic Missio Sui Iuris of Turks and Caicos Islands.

On the January 6, 2017, Joseph William Cardinal Tobin succeeded John J. Myers as Archbishop of Newark and as Ecclesiastical Superior of the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Presently serving as Vicar General is Reverend Monsignor Ronald J. Rozniak, P.A., Protonotary Apostolic of the Archdiocese of Newark. The mission serves two parishes, one chapel and a thriving Catholic school, Holy Family Academy.  

Holy Family Academy

In 2004, after twenty years of missionary service to the Turks and Caicos Islands, it became very clear there was a need to establish a school in order to support families and children on the islands. This vision became Holy Family Academy. Holy Family Academy currently serves families and children from Pre-K through high school. 

Making a Gift 

To support the Mission of  Holy Family Academy or the Catholic Church in the Turks and Caicos Islands, contact the Office of Development and Stewardship at or please call (973) 497-4126   


Contact Us

Thomas J. Smith
(973) 497-4091
Jessica Panagos
Associate Director of the Annual Appeal
(973) 497-4042
Meghan Moran
Associate Director for Major Gifts & Special Initiatives
(973) 497-4197

Questions? Call (973) 497-4091 or email