A Sad Announcement


We received the sad news of the passing of Reverend Monsignor William J. Capik, who was our Sunday associate for several years. He died on January 27 at Incarnate Word Village in San Antonio, Texas. He was 94 years old and had been both the oldest and longest-ordained priest of our Diocese.

Msgr. Capik’s body will be received by Rev. Msgr. Sylvester Cronin on Sunday, February 4, at 4:00 p.m. at St. James Church, 184 S. Finley Avenue, Basking Ridge, with public visitation to follow.  The Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Very Rev. Jonathan S. Toborowsky, VG will preside at the Mass of Commemoration at 7:00 p.m. and Rev. John C. Siceloff will be the homilist.  Most Reverend James F. Checchio, JCD MBA will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, February 5, at 11:00 a.m. at St. James, and Very Rev. Jonathan S. Toborowsky, VG will be the homilist. The interment will be at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Perth Amboy.

Let us be joined in prayer that Monsignor Capik will find the fulfillment of his faith and the reward of his priestly labors in the presence of the Risen Lord. May our prayerful support be a source of comfort to his family.  May he rest in peace.