Padre Trace attended Major Seminary from 1957 through 1966. He was ordained on June 4, 1966, by Bishop James E. Kearney. His first assignment was at Mount Carmel as an Associate Pastor under Fr. Ventura.
Ponce - Learning Spanish - 1967
Fr. Ventura, pastor at Mt. Carmel, sent the young Fr. Tracy to Ponce to study Spanish at the Catholic Pontifical University shortly after his arrival.
Assistant Priest at Mt. Carmel
Padre Tracy was assistant pastor at Mt. Carmel from 1967 through 1970. The pastor was Fr. Gennano Ventura.
Co-Pastor at Mt. Carmel
Fr. Ray Booth and Fr. Tracy became co-pastors (perhaps the first co-pastors in the Diocese of Rochester) of Mt. Carmel in 1969.
Pastor / Co Pastor
From 1974 - 1979, Fr. Tracy was the Canonical Pastor at Mt. Carmel, though practically he shared a co-pastoral with Sr. Regis and Sr. Carol Fox.
After six months of negotiations, Fr. John Mulligan and Fr. Tracy agreed on an assignment at St. Andrews. Fr. Tracy was there from 19xx-19xx.