U.S. Air Force Chaplain Mark Rowan Named Monsignor in Home Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York

Receives papal honor as chaplain to His Holiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Father Mark Rowan, a Chaplain Colonel in the United States Air Force Command Reserve endorsed by the Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS), has been named a monsignor in his home diocese of Rockville Centre, New York.

His Excellency, the Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre, announced the Vatican has designated Father Rowan a “chaplain to His Holiness,” a papal honor that carries the title of Reverend Monsignor.

Msgr. Rowan was ordained in 1991. He is currently on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and stationed at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. He has previously served in the diocese of Rockville Centre at St. Aidan’s Williston Park and St. Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Square, N.Y. He was an associate and later pastor at Our Lady of Peace, Lynbrook, N.Y. and a chaplain at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y.