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Father Mark Przybysz named Director of Ministry & Life of Permanent Deacons

Bishop Walkowiak announced the appointment of Father Mark Przybysz as the Diocesan Director of Ministry & Life of Permanent Deacons effective Monday, March 31,2014.  He will serve in this office while continuing as pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish.  Father Przybysz is ordained 24 years and has served as the Director of Continuing Formation of Priests for the past 14 years. 

Father Przybysz’s role will be to oversee the administration of the Permanent Diaconate ministry for our diocese. According to Bishop Walkowiak, the reconstituting of this office within our diocese will focus initially upon the ongoing formation of the permanent deacons already serving in our diocese.  Working closely with these deacons and their pastors, Father Przybysz will assess the needs and develop the necessary structures to serve and support these ministers.  The Office of Ministry and Life of Permanent Deacons will also coordinate the development of a program to determine the diocesan needs for future candidates to enter formation and be ordained for service to our local church.

Rev. Mark Przybysz, director of ministry & life of permanent deacons
St. Anthony of Padua Church
Phone: 616-453-8229, Fax: 616-453-8053