Father Roy Tvrdik
Father Roy Tvrdik
Fr. Roy Tvrdik, SMM, was born on Staten Island in 1957 and raised in Port Jefferson, NY. He entered formation with the Montfort Missionaries and graduated from St. John University in 1979. After initial formation, Fr. Roy entered the chaplaincy for Children’s Hospital, Washington D.C., for 8 years and sold real estate for several of those years.

He reentered seminary formation at Catholic University and was ordained in 1993. Assigned to St. Mary Gate of Heaven, Ozone Park, until 1996 where he was made vocation director. During this time he gave Retreats, Parish Missions, and Preparation for Consecration to Jesus through Mary according to St. Louis de Montfort throughout the United States and taught Theology at St. John University from 2001 to 2005.

Fr. Roy was assigned as Director to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, Manorville, NY in 2005. Here he has developed Young Peoples Initiation and a Men’s Spirituality Man Matters. He facilitates on Cursillo and World Wide Marriage Encounter weekends. He is regularly called for Ministry work and talks throughout parishes on Long Island for Sacramental preparation. Throughout his time here at the Shrine he has conducted a weekly scripture study.