Congratulations, Friar Chris!

Earlier in the year, as part of Catholic School’s Week 2021, Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Christopher Dudek, OFM Conv. was honored as the Archbishop Curley High School Teacher of the Year.
Fr. Chris has worked so hard this year to bring the Curley family together during this unprecedented time through community prayer, ativities etc. He continues to speak faith in to these young men and it’s more important now than ever before.”

Today, May 20, 2021, at 10:00 a.m., Friar Chris, was named the
2021 High School Teacher of the Year for the entire Archdiocese of Baltimore.

From Curley’s Facebook Page post ~ Fr. Donald Grzymski, OFM Conv. ’70, president of Curley, said the following:  “Fr. Chris has abundant energy and creativity, and a real desire for Curley’s young men to grow in their relationship with God, and to build the spirit of brotherhood among all students.  This year, through prayer services, spirit-building activities, service projects and class retreats he has helped the Curley spirit to survive and to thrive.  In January, during Catholic Schools Week, Fr. Chris was recognized as Curley’s Teacher of the Year, which put him in running for this award.  We don’t think the Department of Catholic Schools could have made a better decision!

More photos are available on the Archbishop Curley High School’s Facebook Page.

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MORE: In addition to this great honor, on Saturday, March 22, 2021, Friar Chris graduated from Fordham University with an MA in Pastoral Care. This was a great program that was both challenging and useful for ministry. I am very grateful for the friars providing me the opportunity to study and obtain my masters. It was very life-giving and will help me to become a better minister.

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