Great news! Fr Pius Pietrzyk, O.P. will be concelebrating Mass with Fr Allen and preaching this Sunday, 31 January. Fr Pius is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph, currently completing doctoral studies in canon law in Rome.
Fr Pius is in Charleston in his capacity as a board member of the Legal Services Corporation. The Legal Services Corporation provides civil legal aid for low-income Americans and is headed by a bipartisan board of directors whose 11 members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Fr. Pius has served on the board since 2010.
Dominicans have in many ways been friends and encouragers of the Ordinariate since its foundation. Furthermore, the Dominicans are celebrating the Order's 800th anniversary this year. Fr Pius' presence is a wonderful privilege for us - so come to Mass, and invite a friend!
Father Pius Pietrzyk, OP is a Priest of the Order of Preachers. He is currently engaged in academic studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum) and pastoral service at the Basilica of San Clemente in Rome, Italy. From 2008 to 2011, he served as the Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Zanesville, Ohio. Father Pius has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation since 2010. During the summer of 2004, he was a pro bono attorney with Immigration Services of the Catholic Charities of New York. Previously, he was an Attorney with Sidley & Austin from 1997 to 2000. Father Pius received a B.A. from the University of Arizona, a J.D. from the University of Chicago, and an S.T.B./M.Div. and S.T.L from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.