Luckily for him, he has a few retired priests in the parish who are more than happy to help out with weekend Masses when he’s gone.He attends national events of Civil War reenactments as chaplain for a large group called the United States Volunteers.
You might not have anything to say, they may not want to hear anything but just being there, it means something.” He believes that someone considering becoming a priest should, “Know your heart. Like anything there are good and very rewarding parts, there are also challenges to the vocation. Christopher and then “un-retired”, as he put it, this past July to become Rector of St. You get a call to a hospital emergency room, you may have no idea who they are but they let you come in and share this most intimate moment.” Preaching is also something he enjoys very much. ” Having been told in the seminary to focus on being a parish priest, Fr.He uses his musical skills when participating in reenactments of the Civil War.Recently in Cedar Creek, VA for the 153rd anniversary of that battle, he has also been to Gettysburg, PA, Mumford, OH and many other places, including schools, in his Civil War attire.Father Dawid commented, “In addition to the intellectual and mental demands of the classroom, the seminarians in Poland must also perform physical and manual tasks: tending the seminary gardens, cleaning the seminary halls, gathering agricultural produce offered by farmers in the area.” He believes that, “It made us feel useful and complemented our intellectual work.” Father Dawid completed his seminary studies and graduated from the Pontifical School of Theology, University of Krakow. His first assignment was to Nativity of Our Lord in Orchard Park. He studied with students from many other countries and at this time he considers the most challenging part of the priesthood to be mastering the English language.At the age of 25 he was ordained to serve in his home diocese of Rzeszow. He recalled, “We visited Niagara Falls but I never thought I would be living in Western New York.” He started serving as a priest in the Diocese of Buffalo on August 27, 2012 and is very grateful to Bishop Malone, Bishop Kmiec, Msgr. He had a lot of help from parishioners who volunteered to work with him on his English language skills. Because of this I used to say, ‘I have only one mother and father in Poland, but in the U. Father Dawid enjoys, “hearing confessions and reconciling people with our merciful Father.” He added, “As a priest I am happy to be able to give Jesus to many people.” This is certainly true in many ways as Jesus comes to us through the sacraments.