Parish Priest

Fr Pawel medium

We welcome our new Parish Priest, Fr Pawel Kopczynski CSMA. Fr Pawel was born in Poland in Struga, Warsaw, a Michaelite parish. He was educated there and after finishing high school he was employed by his family business for a few years. In 1997 he joined the Michaelites and did his novitiate and philosophical studies in Krakow.  In 2000 he came to Australia and continued his studies at CIS and Catholic University.  In early 2005 he was ordained to the diaconate at Holy Spirit Church North Ryde and then did his six months pastoral practice in Poland where he was ordained in his home parish in September 2005. In 2006 he went to Papua New Guinea and was parish priest in Kasap for 3 years. On his return to Australia he was assistant priest in North Ryde for a year before being appointed chaplain at Prince of Wales hospital in Randwick, while residing here in Clovelly. Fr Pawel commenced at St Anthony's on 1st July 2013.