Welcome Fr. Tomasz Pietrzak. Our Parish Family welcomes you as the new Pastor of St. Florian Church and St. Ladislaus Chapel. Confirmed by the Archdiocese of Detroit, Fr. Tomasz is appointed our new Pastor. On Sunday, July 17th, he will celebrate the 10:30 am mass and we invite all to join us to meet Fr. Tomasz after the mass in the Church Hall for cake and coffee.
We pray for God’s Blessing for Fr. Tomasz, for a smooth transition into his new role. We pray to God to give him a vision and passion for our parish. May the Holy Spirit sustain and strengthen him and empower him to boldly proclaim the truth of the Word as he serves as our Pastor.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Father Tomasz Pietrzak SChr was born in Poznań in 1978. After completing high school in 1997, he started the Medical Vocational College in Poznań. In 1999, he entered the Novitiate of the Society of Christ and in 2006 he was ordained a priest. From 2006 to 2007 he was an assistant pastor in the parish of the Transfiguration in Płoty and from 2007 to 2008 he was a mentor (formator, educator) in the Novitiate of the Society of Christ in Mórkowo. At that time, he began postgraduate Formation Studies in Christian Anthropology and Psychology of Religion at Ignatianum in Krakow where he graduated in 2010. From 2008 to 2012, he was an assistant pastor at the parish of Saint Józef in Stargard Szczeciński. From 2012 to 2016, he was an assistant pastor in the parish of St. Katarzyna in Goleniów. In 2016, he was assigned to the ministry in the North American Province of the Society of Christ and served as an assistant pastor in the parish and sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Lombard, IL. From 2020 to 2022 he was an assistant pastor at St. Hedwig Parish in Wilmington, DE.