Rev. Msgr. Michael F. Kosak, P.A.
September 1, 2014
Date of Birth: December 7, 1938, Brooklyn, New York
1952 Graduated St. John’s Grammar School, Rockaway Park, New York
1956 Graduated Boys’ High School, Brooklyn, New York
1957-60 Enlisted - United States Marine Corp
1961 -63 St. John’s University, Brooklyn and Jamaica, New York
1961-62 Public Relations – The Title Guarantee & Trust Co., New York, New York
1962-63 Counselor – St. John’s Home, Rockaway Park, New York
1963-66 St Mary’s College, St. Mary, Kentucky, Bachelor of Arts – Philosophy
1966-70 St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, Maryland, Master of Divinity
June 6, 1970 Ordained the first diocesan priest for the Prelature of the Virgin Islands by the Most Rev. Edward J. Harper, C.Ss.R. at theBasilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Brooklyn, N.Y.
BISHOP EDWARD J.HARPER, C.Ss.R.
July 26, 1970 Bishop Harper appoints Fr. Kosak Pastor, St. Ann’s Church, Barrenspot Hill, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Appointed Director of the following Ministries:
1977-2008 Charismatic Renewal
1981-98; 2000-04; 2011-13 Office of the Permanent Diaconate
1981-87 Episcopal Vicar – St. Croix
Bishop Sean P. O’Malley. OFM, Cap., Ph. D.
Oct 25, 1985 Bishop O’Malley appoints Fr. Kosak as Dean of St. Croix
Nov 1, 1985 Fr. Kosak begins the Caribbean Catholic Network, 24/7 Catholic television for St. Croix
July 31, 1987 Bishop O’Malley appoints Fr. Kosak as Vicar General
March 13, 1989 Prelate of Honor (Monsignor Kosak)
May 16, 1989 Appointed Pastor Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Oct 1, 1990 - June 10, 1991 Spiritual Director of Regional Seminary, St. John Vianney/Martyrs of Uganda Mt. St. Benedict, Trinidad, West Indies
Sep’t 1, 1991 International School of Evangelization Malta (Europe)
Aug 1, 1992 Pastor – Sts. Peter & Paul Cathedral St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Bishop Elliott G. Thomas
1993-95 Msgr. Kosak renovates the Cathedral to preserve the precious works of art dating back to the 19th century.
Oct. I, 1995 Appointed Pastor – St. Ann’s Church, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
1995-99 Msgr. Kosak begins major construction and builds Sts. Joachim & Ann Church and renovates the sugar mill as the Shrine of Our Lady of Barrenspot.
Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., Ph. D.
Sep’t - Nov, 2000 ICTE sabbatical, North American College, Rome, Italy
Sep’t- Dec, 2004 Spirituality Course, Angelicum, Rome, Italy
Aug. 15, 2005 Bishop Murry appoints Msgr. Kosak as Vicar General
1999-2007 Major construction continues with the erection of the Marian Hall, paved roads, parking lot, and the beautification of the 9.5 acres of parish property.
March 3, 2007 Bishop Murry is transferred to the Diocese of Youngstown and Msgr. Michael Kosak is elected Diocesan Administrator.
Jan. 2008 Journey of a Homeboy , Memoirs of Msgr. Kosak, published and available at Amazon.com.
Bishop Herbert A. Bevard
Sep’t . 3, 2008 Msgr. Herbert Bevard is consecrated the fifth Bishop of the Diocese of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.
Sep’t. 4, 2008 to Sep't. 1, 2013 Msgr. Kosak is Vicar General.
June 6, 2010 Msgr. Kosak celebrates his 40th Anniversary of Priesthood.
Nov. 28, 2010 Bishop Bevard informs Msgr. Kosak that the Holy Father has conferred upon him the papal honor of Prothonotary Apostolic. Dated at the Vatican, July 12, 2010.
June 2012 to December 2013 Editor, Catholic Islander, Diocesan Monthly Magazine.
Dec. 15, 2013. Membership in the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO), Our Lady of the Angels Fraternity, St. Croix, V.I.
Dec. 3, 2014 Tribute in the Congressional Record of December 3, 2014
Aug. 31, 2014 Retired and appointed Pastor Emeritus with residence at St. Ann Rectory. Bishop Bevard has asked Msgr. Kosak to continue as a Diocesan Consultor and assist him with health care, property insurance, and pension issues in the diocese.