St. Hedwig’s Church
One Depan Avenue
Floral Park, New York 11001
Father Piotr Rozek, Pastor of St. Hedwig's Church
Ks. Peter was born on 28 April 1964. in the south-eastern part of the Polish. Along with his siblings grew up in a small farm run by his parents. Father's parents are people of deep faith who, despite poverty and hard work, attached great importance to the basic-values such as love of God and neighbor. In later years which followed the principle of family - a tradition, a strong faith, family warmth were very important in choosing the path of a future priest.
After graduating from high school in 1983, Fr. Peter began his studies of philosophy and theology at the Catholic University of Lublin, in the same period he attended the Seminary in Lublin. On December 12, 1988 was ordained a priest, thereby starting the ministry in the parish of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Tomaszów Lublin. One of the duties of the priest. was working with children and young people as a teacher of religion. Due to the nature of his character as ease of communication, bringing the desire to help others, quickly achieved recognition in the eyes of the parishioners.
From 1990 - 1991 he ministries at the Holy Family Parish in Lublin, where he runs a ministry for young people. Doctoral begins at the Catholic University of Lublin - Pastoral Theology. From 1994 - 1999 is the Director of the Catholic Radio Lublin. He participated in the construction of the station. Together with a group of radio journalists and graduates of local universities created major programs directed at young people. At the same time, he served as Manager Advertising & Marketing Agency Radio Station. Makes contact with the German radio station Deutsche Rundfunk West in Dusseldorf.
In the Years 1999 - 2004 serves as chaplain to students at the University of Agriculture in Lublin, where he lectures on ethics. Knowledge of foreign languages-English and German allows him to work on international parishes. In 2004, he arrived to the US to the Diocese of Rockville Centre, where he started working with Polonia. Ks. Peter is co-organizer of numerous concerts of the Polish artists as well as local international events.
2004 -2007 he works for the Parish of St. Ladislaus in Hempstead, 2007 - 2011 Parish of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Copiague. In 2011 he was appointed pastor of St. Hedwig's Church in Floral Park. At that time, Father Rozek was able to make many positive changes in our parish. Among them is restored Chapel of Our Lady. Rectory and parish hall building has also been renovated and equipped with new furniture, windows, telephones and computer systems. Pastor Rozek is highly regarded among his parishioners. He is known as a very active parish priest and manager and is planning a number of new projects in the near future, among which is the restoration of the church tower of St. Hedwig