Rev. Mr. Craig Dutka
Rev. Leszek Trojanowski
I am happy to be serving the Lord and Holy Cross Parish! Thank you for all the love and support I have received from the community. I would like to take the time to introduce myself.
I was born on April 15th, 1968 and baptized in the village of Radoszce in Poland I have three siblings, on brother and two sisters. My father passed away before my ordination. I stay in contact with my mother daily. After graduation in Kielce. I started working at my first job. I was drafted into the Polish Army serving two years. In 1995, I attended Technical University in Kielce and received a degree in Electrical Engineering. In August 2004, I joined the seminary in Kielce. The auxiliary Bishop of Detroit, Francis R. Reiss, spoke at the seminary and was instrumental in my coming to the United States. In 2007, I studied theology at the Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan. I Graduated from SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in 2013 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2016. I chose the Diocese of Venire and was assigned by Bishop Frank J Dewane as a parochial vicar at SS. Peter and Paul parish in Bradenton. In 2016, Bishop Frank J Dewan transferred me to San Pedro Catholic Church in North Port and now, I am happy to be at Holy Cross Catholic Church.