August 14th marks a feast day of blessed St.Teresa Benedicta of the Cross also known as Edith Stein, Jewish philosopher & convert to the Catholic Church and St.Maximilian Maria Kolbe, Polish Conventual Franciscan friar, who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II.
Fr. Roman’s 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood
Father Roman was ordained on May 18, 1991, by Cardinal Henryk Gulbinowicz, at the Cathedral in Wroclaw, Poland.
He was born Roman Pawel Caly on March 8, 1965, in Wroclaw, Poland to Karol and Stanislawa Caly. He attended the Metropolitan Seminary of Wroclaw from 1985 to 1991.
After his ordination in 1991, and two years of priestly ministry in Poland, Father Roman served as Associate Pastor in the Parish of Transfiguration in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia), Russia. On October 30, 1995 Father Roman was appointed pastor of Christ the King Parish of Altai Krai, Siberia, at Barnaul. He served in the Northeastern parts of Altai Krai and the Altai Republic from 1995 to 2007. He arrived in Fairbanks, Alaska, on September 29, 2007, where he served seven villages of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region, of the Missionary Diocese of Fairbanks.
Father Roman arrived in Rochester on October 1, 2011 and became Pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish on June 26, 2012.
Congratulations Father Roman and Thank You for your service to our parish!
St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish praises God through Jesus, Mary and the saints, as the central focus of our spiritual community.We welcome all people into our faith community through the celebration of sacraments especially Eucharist, Baptisms, Weddings and the Sacramental, especially Funerals, Blessings and Devotions.We work to preserve the ethnic and historical traditions of our community, and to share with others the richness of our
heritage and culture.We share and grow in understanding of the Gospel message as we practice the charity through good works and service to others.
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