Msgr. Graham had served since 2004 as pastor and then for the past two months as administrator of St. Raymond’s, the Bronx. He was principal of Cardinal Hayes High School, the Bronx, 1989-2004. He served on the faculty at Hayes, 1980-1989. He was a parochial vicar at St. Martin of Tours parish, the Bronx, 1974-1980. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1974 and named a monsignor in 1995.