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 Sales||Belle Harbor|
|St. Gregory the Great||Bellerose|