Fr. Randolph “Randy” Nowak

Diocese:  Archdiocese of New York, Archdiocese of Agaña, Diocese of Honolulu

Religious Order:  Capuchin Fransiscans

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1944: Joined the Capuchins
  • September 6, 1952: Ordained
  • 1952-1969:  St. Mary’s Seminary, Mary Immaculate Friary; Garrison-on-Hudson, NY
  • 1970:  Not listed in the 1971 Directory
  • 1970-1971:  Capuchin Fathers Residence; Hawthorne, NY
  • 1971-1973:  Capuchin Fathers Provincialate, St. Conrad Friary; White Plans, NY
    • Chaplain
  • 1973-1978:  St. Mary Friary; Garrison (Glenclyffe,) NY
  • 1978-1979:  St. John’s Hospital and Hudson View Nursing Home; Yonkers, NY
    • Chaplain
  • 1979-1980:  Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Agat, Guam
  • 1979-1980:  St. Anne’s; San Isidro, Guam
  • 1980-1988:  San Juan Bautista; Ordot, Guam
  • 1988-1991:  Our Lady of Perpetual Help; Ewa Beach, HI
  • 1991-1992:  Holy Rosary; Pahala, HI
  • 1992-1994:  Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Waikane, HI
  • 1996-2001:  Retired
  • 2001-2007:  Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Agat, Guam
  • 2001-2007:  Capuchin Fraternity; Agat, Guam
  • 2007-2016:  St. Fidelis Friary; Agana Heights, Guam


In a letter dated February 2008 to the Capuchins New York provincialate, a man accused Nowak of abusing him from 1961 to 1966 while he was a student at St. Mary’s Seminary in Glenclyffe, New York. After a talk with his provincial, Nowak e-mailed and called the man with an apology.

The man disclosed the abuse to Fr. Regis Armstrong in the mid-1970s, but believed nothing was done. Fr. Armstrong stated that he had no recollection of the disclosure.

Nowak’s faculties to engage in public ministry were permanently removed in 2004.

Sources:  KUAM 03.23.10; Pacific News Center 03.23.10; Marianas Variety 03.24.10; Archdiocese of Agana News Release 04.22.10 Assignment Record

Note: Years in parentheses indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.