Welcome Fr. John Michalowski, S. J.

May 15, 2024 | Ignatian Spirituality, Jesuits, News & Updates, Spiritual Life

We are happy to welcome Fr. John Michalowski S.J. as the new parochial vicar at Our Lady of Hope Parish. He will arrive (actually, return, to Maine) in mid-May joining us
from St. Peter Church in Charlotte North Carolina where he has served as Parochial Vicar since 2016.

Fr. Michalowski entered the Society of Jesus in the then New England Province on September 1, 1973, the same day as Fr Paul; he was ordained to
the priesthood on June 20, 1981, and pronounced his final vows in June 1990.

Fr.Michalowski has served in a variety of roles in his time as a Jesuit, including serving as a religion teacher and chaplain at Cheverus here in Portland from Fall of 1982 to Spring of 1999 with a sabbatical in 1991 for Tertianship. After completing the associates’ program at Loyola in Guelph, Ontario, he became the director of Campion Renewal Center in Weston, MA until 2005. He was then pastor at Saints Mary and Joseph Parish in Salem, NH until 2016. Fr. Michalowski will replace Fr. Brian as Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Hope Parish.

Fr. Brian remains Superior of the Jesuit Community of Maine and will remain active in our retreat ministries through the ACTS ministry and the Ignatian Partnership of Maine. He will also expand his role at Cheverus High School.

Fr Michalowski brings years of experience in parish and retreat center settings and will enable us to continue to grow and integrate the Ignatian ministries in Maine.

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