WHO we are


The Latin word “acies” refers primarily to the front line of soldiers on a battlefield.  The association seeks to form and educate its members in Catholic truths and principles that they might take up “the armor of God” (Eph.6.13), truly living as Christians so that their every act is infused with a Catholic spirit of Faith and Charity. Members find the natural expression of this spirit in active apostolate by which they labor for the welfare, edification, conversion and sanctification of their fellow men.

The whole social atmosphere of Acies is geared to promote fraternal charity and cooperation among its members, united in common goals, dedicated to the service of God and neighbor.

With over 180 dedicated members ranging in age from 18 to over 30, with diverse interests, skills, and backgrounds, Acies is the place to be if you're looking for true Catholic Action, friendship, and spiritual growth.   


As Acies chaplain, Father's role is to guide the organization in it's mission of member sanctification and Catholic Action by helping develop organizational strategy and by providing spiritual direction and the sacraments. He was ordained at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in 2017.  


Father James Torzala

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Robert is Acies' lay leader. His role is to ensure that the entire organization is effectively pursuing it's mission of sanctification and Catholic Action. This includes creating and implementing overall strategy, developing the current and future leadership of the organization, and overseeing all organizational operations. He is a graduate of St. Mary's Academy, Class of 2010. 


Robert Kirby

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Mary's role is to assist the President and communicate to the whole group the schedule of upcoming events and meetings. She is a 2013 graduate of Seton Home Study School. 


Mary Brown

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Connor's role is to ensure that Acies is communicating effectively both internally and externally. This includes managing internal communications processes as well as designing and managing external communications such the website, blog, social media, and print marketing materials. He is a graduate of St. Mary's Academy, Class of 2012

Communications Director

Connor O'Leary


Marcel's role is to oversee event planning and logistics. This includes designing events, budgeting, and recruiting and managing personnel. He is a graduate of St. Mary's Academy, Class of 2010. 

Events Director

Marcel haynos