Fr. Michael P. Scott
Father Michael P. Scott, 53, of Old Bridge, passed away Sunday January 9, 2011 at home. He was born on July 3, 1957 in Jamaica, NY to Francis and Catherine Scott. Father Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Cathedral College in Douglaston, NY. He then attended Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, CT and was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1987 at the Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi by the most Rev. Edward T. Hughes. Father Scott served as parochial vicar for Holy Spirit and La Asuncion Parish communities in Perth Amboy. He also served as chaplain of St. Mary Regional High School in South Amboy, the Raritan Bay Council of Boy Scouts and chair of the Perth Amboy Juvenile Justice Committee. Father Scott was assigned as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Perth Amboy in 1993 and served there until December, 2005 when Bishop Bootkoski named him as the first director of Prison Ministry for the Diocese of Metuchen.
He was predeceased by his father Francis Scott and leaves behind hid Mother Catherine Scott, 3 brothers Thomas Glenn and Daniel, a sister JoAnn, his niece Jacklyn, as well as many Godchildren he has left behind.
Father Mike Scott was a dear friend and a good priest. He will be greatly missed not just by his family and friends but also by many, many parishioners and lots of his brother clergy. I met Father Scott the same year I met Father Brighenti. The last time we spoke was several months ago when we buried another good priest, Fr. Anthony Dandry.