His confreres joined Fr. Chris in concelebrating his First Mass of Thanksgiving, including our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. (left) and the pastor of the Basilica, Fr. Joseph Bayne, OFM Conv. (right)
April 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.: On the date of his Ordination to the Priesthood at the hands of the Most Rev. Mitchell T. Rozanski, Bishop of Springfield, Fr. Christopher Dudek, OFM Conv. was able to celebrate his Thanksgiving Mass at his home parish and the site of his Ordination – the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, Bishop & Martyr.
During his interactive homily, Fr. Chris presented flowers to his family.
Fr. Chris’ Mass of Thanksgiving with his students, fellow faculty & staff members including his confreres serving at Archbishop Curley High School. Mass was concelebrated by the President of Curley, Fr. Donald Grzymski, OFM Conv.
Since August 2018, Fr. Chris has serves as Campus Minister and as a Theology Instructor at Archbishop Curley High School (Baltimore, MD). Just a few days after his Ordination, on April 30, 2019 he returned to his ministry there to celebrate 9:15 a.m. Mass for the first time as an ordained priest with the faculty, staff and students.
Fr. Chris has planned two more Masses of Thanksgiving
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