Fr. Joseph Szewczyk
Fr. Joseph (Fr. Joe) Szewczyk was born in Poland in 1932 where he was raised and ultimately received his undergraduate degree. Fr. Joe was ordained to the priesthood in 1955.
Fr. Joe received his doctorate degree in 1970 in theological and biblical studies having studied in France, Germany, and Jerusalem. In that same year, he moved to the USA and assumed various teaching positions in institutions of higher learning in the field of Theology. During this period, Fr. Joe began saying the 6:10 a.m. mass at St. Hugo and started functioning as a part-time visiting priest.
After retirement from his teaching positions, he became a full time member of the staff at St. Hugo, serving the spiritual needs of the sick.