St. Petronille Parish, 420 Glenwood Ave., Glen Ellyn
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Celebrant: Father Herb Essig
Speaker: Father Stemach Maciej
6:00 pm Recitation of Vocations Rosary
6:20 pm Mass
7:00 pm Fellowship (Parish Center)
7:15 pm Dinner (Dinner is optional at $15.)
7:45 pm Program: Meeting & Speaker
Fr. Stemach Maciej
I was born in Krakow, Poland on January 16, 1984. I’m the youngest in my family. I grew up without my father, because he died when I was one year old. I received deep faith from my mother and grandmother. I began a kindergarten equivalent at the age of six.
When I was nine, I became an altar server. I finished elementary school when I was thirteen and continued my secondary education at X high school in Krakow. After my final exam in high school, I entered Krakow University of Technology, where I studied material engineering. After three years, in 2006, I began to feel the call to serve the people of God, so I entered the seminary in Krakow where I finished my philosophy studies.
When I finished my philosophy studies, I entered Ss. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Krakow. After one year of studying English, I came to the U.S. in August 2010 and began my theology studies at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan. After looking into a few dioceses in U.S., I decided to request acceptance into the Diocese of Joliet, IL.
My “home parish”, where I was spending all my brakes from seminary was Saint Joseph Parish in Downers Grove. May 18, 2013 I was ordained a deacon at St. Raymond Nonnatus Cathedral in Joliet.
I was ordained a priest at St. Raymond Nonnatus Cathedral in Joliet in May 17, 2014. Since then I work at St. Raphael parish in Naperville.