Rev. Fr. Eric Orzech became pastor at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus on July 1, 2012.
Fr. Orzech is a native Clevelander whose family roots trace back to Slavic Village and its adjacent
suburb of Garfield Heights, where at the parish of Ss. Peter & Paul, his vocation was nurtured
by various pastors and prelates including Msgr. Edmund Mondzelewski and Msgr. Casimir Ciolek.
Fr. Orzech attended Benedictine High School, then went on to St. Mary's College in Orchard Lake,
Michigan, and continued his theological studies at St. Mary's Seminary in Cleveland. Ordained by
Bishop Anthony Pilla in 1993, he has served as parochial vicar at St. Gabriel, St. Theresa,
St. Columbkille and was parochial vicar and administrator at St. Bernadette.
He also served at St. John Cantius Church prior to his arrival at St. Stanislaus parish.
In addition to his diocesan duties at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, Fr. Orzech also serves as pastor of St Casimir Church in Cleveland. He is also national vice president of the Polish-American Priest's Association and was its former president.
Rev. Fr. Jóżef Bożek was born January 29, 1973.
His home town is Pilzno at the border near Tarnow Malopolska and Podkarpacie. He owes his faith,
upbringing and education to his caring and loving parents: Mother - Mary and Father - Jan (deceased).
He has three sisters - Anna, Barbara and Agnes, who have their own families and work as teachers.
From an early age he really liked sports, not only on TV but as a participant.
He enjoys running, playing soccer, swimming, skiing and taking walks in the mountains.
He continues his athletic activities in Cleveland.
As a boy, he was also an altar server in the church of the Carmelite Fathers, where was born his calling to serve God and people.
He prepared for the priesthood at the Major Seminary in Rzeszow. He was ordained a priest on May 13, 1999 in the Cathedral of Rzeszow at the hands of Archbishop Kazimierz Upper.
In Poland, He worked in Chmielnik, Głogowie Malopolska, Gorlitz, Nienadówce and April, 2013 came to St. Stanislaus in Cleveland in order to serve the local Polish community.
Fr. Paschal Petcavage, OSB serves as weekend assistant. He is a full time member of the faculty at Benedictine High School in Cleveland. He is a teacher of theology and world
languages. He is a native of Elyria, Ohio, one of six children. He attended St. Mary's Elementary School in Elyria and Elyria Catholic High School. He continued his education receiving his B.A. at Marian University and his M. Div. at St. Mary Seminary. He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Cleveland as the Rev. Leonard Petcavage. Among the parishes he served were St. Bernadette in Westlake and Sacred Heart of Jesus (now closed) in Cleveland. When he chose to become a member of the Benedictine Order as a monk at St. Andrew Abbey, he received his new name in religious life, Paschal.
He is a talented musician and enjoys crafting to relax after a busy week in the classroom.