Father Patrick J. McCormick, born and raised in Erie, PA, was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Atlanta in December 1968. He served in five parishes in Atlanta, and was on the faculty of the North American College in Rome for four years before entering on active duty as a chaplain in the United States Navy in 1990. While on active duty, he was stationed aboard two aircraft carriers, served three years in Italy, five years in Japan, and a year and a half in Afghanistan. After retiring from the Navy he served for three years as a civilian priest for the Air Force at Tyndall Air Force Base.
In 2013, Father McCormick joined Cross Catholic Outreach to use his gifts and talents to help the poorest of the poor!