We are pleased to shine a spotlight on Bishop Robert J. Coyle, an esteemed figure in the Catholic community with an impressive background and a deep commitment to his faith!
With a solid educational foundation from St. Edward the Confessor School in Syosset and St. Mary’s Boys High School in Manhasset, Bishop Coyle went on to pursue higher education at Fordham University. There, he obtained a BA in Economics before answering the call to serve the Church. He furthered his theological studies at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, where he earned both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts degree.
I am always grateful for my Catholic education on Long Island. I am a graduate of the St. Edward School in Syosset Class of 1978. I especially give thanks to the Sisters of Mercy and my childhood pastor, Fr. Henry J Palmer. I look back too in thanksgiving for the Marist Brothers and St. Mary’s High School Class of 1982.Bishop Robert J. Coyle
Ordained as a priest on May 25, 1991, Bishop Coyle embarked on a remarkable journey of service to both his country and the Catholic Church. His dedication and sense of duty led him to spend an impressive 24 ½ years in the US Navy, serving on both Active and Reserve Duty. Rising through the ranks, he achieved the rank of Commander in April 2005 and previously served as a Navy Reserve Chaplain. In recognition of his unwavering commitment to his faith and his exceptional service, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as Chaplain to His Holiness in 2008. Subsequently, in 2013, he was appointed as the Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Military Services by Pope Benedict XVI, and later, in 2018, Pope Francis appointed him as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. Bishop Robert J. Coyle’s journey exemplifies a remarkable blend of military service and religious devotion, making him a shining example of faith in action.
We take great pride in recognizing Bishop Robert J. Coyle as a distinguished alumnus of Long Island Schools. His unwavering dedication to serving both the Church and our country fills us with profound gratitude. His remarkable commitment serves as an exemplary inspiration to us all!