staff-1Father Krzysztof (Chris) M. Mendelewski was born on March 6, 1955 in Lodz, Poland, to Jan and Dorota Mendelewski, he is the only son. Upon graduating High School he entered into Pauline Fathers in Lesniow close to Czestochowa for one year, afterwards he studied Philosophy in Pauline Fathers Seminary in Cracow for 2 years and Theology in Theologian Academy in Cracow, from which he acquired a Master in Dogmatic Theology Degree under the title of Celibacy and Sacrament of Priesthood. After acquiring his Masters, Krzysztof M. Mendelewski was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Stefan Barela – Ordinary Bishop of Czestochowa.

In Poland Fr. Krzysztof was an Assistant of Pastor at Blessed Mother of Sorrow Parish in Gidle, afterwards at Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Lututow. In 1986 he married Anna Wiaderek and became as an Assistant of Pastor at Jesus Christ the Most High Priest Parish – Polish Catholic Church in Boleslaw, then as Pastor of Saint Anthony Parish in Rokitno Szlacheckie. Fr. Krzysztof arrived to USA with his wife Anna and two children Adam and Ewelina in 2003 and he was accepted into Polish National Catholic Church on April 2003 by Prime Bishop Robert M. Nemkovich, and into the Central Diocese by Bishop Casimir Grotnik. Father Krzysztof worked as a Pastor of Saint Valentine’s Parish, in Philadelphia, PA since April 10, 2003. He was a chairman of Polish Heritage Commission in Central Diocese and is involved in work to Polish American Congress in Philadelphia. He also wrote articles in “Rola Boza” (God’s Fields) on Polish pages. From December 18th 2011 he became Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Davie, Florida in Western Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church. As a Pastor he strives to enliven the well being, and to strengthen faith of the Parish.

 

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Fr. Krzysztof with his family (Fr. Chris, son Adam, Adam’s fiancée, wife Anna, Ewelina & her husband)