Catholic Priest

Stephen Placa

Ordained: 1995

Stephen Placa left active ministry in 2002.  After leaving active ministry, he got his pilot’s license and founded a flight school in Ronkonkoma, Long Island, called the Heritage Flight Academy. Seven years later, he was convicted in Suffolk County of the sexual abuse of two boys, ages 8 and 10.  Placa was laicized in 2011.  In 2017, claims against Placa were included in the Brooklyn diocese’s 2017 Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program.

Father Placa's Assignments

St. Francis Xavier
St. Francis de SalesBelle Harbor
St. Gregory the GreatBellerose