London native Christopher Pietraszko will be ordained as a priest for the Diocese of London this Saturday by Bishop Ronald Fabbro:
Mass of Ordination
Saturday, April 28, 2012
St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, London
Chris, 26, was born and raised in London, attending St. Roberts Elementary School and John Paul II Secondary School, then King’s University College before entering St. Peter’s Seminary. He also spent a year in Sarnia, working at the parishes of St. Joseph, St. Benedict and Our Lady of Mercy.
Son of Michael and Carolyn Pietraszko, Chris states that the priesthood is not so much something that he chose, but rather something that was chosen for him by God: a calling. He enjoys camping, fishing and sharing his faith with others. He is quite active through Facebook and other social networks, as it provides an opportunity to explain and show the love in the Catholic Church’s teachings, particularly those that are not easily accepted by contemporary culture.
More than 500 priests, family and friends are expected to fill the Cathedral for the ordination, including Chris’ parents and his two older sisters, Alyssa and Katherine, and many people from his home parish, Mary Immaculate. His first Mass will take place at Mary Immaculate (1980 Trafalgar Street) at 3 pm on Sunday, April 29.
Chris is among 16 men preparing to become priests for the Diocese of London at St. Peter’s Seminary.