Ordination to the Priesthood ~ Friars Chris & Benedict

Taken at the July 7, 2018 Ordination to the Deaconate Mass at the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr (photo cred – Basilica)

It is with great joy that our friars will gather 11: 00 a.m., on
Saturday, April 27, 2019
for the Ordination to the Presbyterate of our confrere,
Friar Christopher Dudek, OFM Conv.,
by Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, of the Diocese of Springfield, MA, at the
Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr, in Chicopee, MA.

After 10 years of formation, study and ministry, which included several years of study in Rome, Friar Chris will celebrate the sacrament of Holy Orders with our province friars, family, friends and parishioners of the Basilica; his home parish. In addition, our province welcomes Friar Benedict Abugu, OFM Conv. of our Province’s Blessed Agnellus of Pisa Custody to be Ordained to the Priesthood along with Friar Chris. Friar Benedict was Ordained to the Diaconate in 2017 and has been serving as a Deacon in Liverpool, England.

Since Friar Chris’ July 7, 2018 Ordination to the Deaconate (click on the photo above for more from that day), he has been serving the people of Baltimore, Maryland. As Deacon for the Baltimore Pastorate of St. Casimir Church & St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, he has had the opportunity to serve the faithful of two Archdiocese of Baltimore Pastorates, which include three more parishes, all served by seven of our friars. Once the 2018-2019 school year began, Friar Chris added to that ministry, his service as Campus Minister and Instructor of Theology & Modern Language, at our Archbishop Curley High School. There he lives with five more friars; four of whom also serve at the high school and one serves as the Vicar for Religious for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Read More about Friar Chris

Read More about Friar Benedict

Masses of Thanksgiving
April 30, 2019 ~ 9:15 a.m. at Archbishop Curley High School (School Community only)
May 5, 2019 ~ 12:30 p.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Church (in Spanish)
May 12, 2019 ~ 10:00 a.m. at St. Casmir Church