Monsignor David Cassato was ordained a priest of the DOB in 1972 and served at Saint Rita’s in Long Island City and Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg.
In June 2001, he was appointed a New York City police chaplain and promoted in 2017 to deputy chief chaplain.
In 2001, Cassato became the pastor at St. Athanasius. He was a former chaplain at Bishop Kearney High School and is the diocesan coordinator of the Ministry to Italian Immigrants. Monsignor Cassato is also administrator of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Bensonhurst, since 2015.
In 2020, he was appointed by Bishop DiMarzio as the Vicar for Catholic schools.