On April 27, 2019, the vigil of Divine Mercy Sunday, a ceremony ordaining a number of confreres of the Province of St. Maximilian M. KOLBE in Poland (Gdańsk), took place in the church of St. Paul the Apostle in Elbląg, Poland.
The Most Reverend Jacek JEZIERSKI, Bishop of Elbląg, presided. Friar Adrian ZALEWSKI was ordained a deacon, while Friars Łukasz WASZKIELIS, Damian PIETROWSKI and Kamil PIOTROWSKI were ordained priests.
The Mass began at 11:00 am, with opening comments by the Guardian Friar Grzegorz PIŚKO. Other participants included the Minister Provincial, Friar Jan MACIEJOWSKI, with his Definitory; the Rector of the Immaculate Mother of God Seminary in Warsaw, Poland, Friar Piotr SZCZEPAŃSKI; and many other confreres from the local friaries and houses of formation.
Bishop JEZIERSKI preached about the duties of the priest and the need for a life based on grace. The music was performed by the choir of the major seminary.
At the end of the liturgy, there was a moment of thanksgiving; the newly ordained priests and deacon expressed their gratitude to all those who guided them on their vocational journey. The Minister Provincial briefly addressed them and encouraged them to live according to what God says and not according to their own vision.
It was a great celebration for the whole Province. Best wishes to our brothers!