Fr. Peter Idler has been a priest since 1997 and studied at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome while in residence at the North American College. He was ordained a deacon at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and a priest at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, NJ. Fr. Idler had previously served at St. Rose of Lima from July to November in 2002. His previous assignments were St. Patrick's in Woodbury, NJ, Immaculate Conception in Bridgetown, NJ, worked in Puerto Rico as an assistant to a retired cardinal (Aponte Martinez), and was a Hospital Chaplin. Fr. Idler returned to St. Rose of Lima at the end of February 2013. The beauty of the mass, first experienced as an alter boy, inspired him to become a priest. Fr. Idler grew up in East Brunswick, NJ and attended St. Joesph's High School in Metuchen, NJ. He enjoys reading, science fiction, soccer, and playing with his cat Carmelo. In addition to English, Fr. Idler can speak Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.