Priesthood Ordination 2019
The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, ordained Reverend Adrian Frackowiak and Reverend David Wong to the priesthood at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Saturday, June 1.
Bishop Libasci said, “This is a joyous moment for the Catholic Church in New Hampshire. These fine young men are witnesses to the prayerful devotion and commitment required of one aspiring to the priesthood. I am grateful to those who have fostered the vocations of Rev. Wong and Rev. Frackowiak throughout their lives, and for the blessing of their priestly vocations.”
David D. Wong, born in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, is the son of Mrs. Lim Wong and the late Mr. Everard Wong. He grew up in Trinidad and attended Fatima College. In 1985 he came to the United States to study at the University of Pennsylvania and eventually earned a J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. He practiced law in Massachusetts and is a parishioner of St. Patrick Parish in Nashua, NH. He attended Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA.
Adrian Frackowiak is a native of Gniezno Poland and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Artur and Małgorzata Frackowiak. Adrian came to the United States in 2015 to pursue studies to the priesthood at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, Michigan. Previously in Poland, he attended secondary school at Zjazdu Gnieźnieńskiego School and seminary at Prymasowskie Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne.
The Diocese of Manchester currently has 14 men preparing for the priesthood at seminaries in Brighton, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Saint Meinrad, Indiana; and Cromwell, Connecticut. For more information about vocations to the priesthood and religious life, visit www.CatholicNH.org/Vocations.
See a selection of photos from our day. Click on the images to see them enlarged. The photo at the top of this page is courtesy of Jeff Dachowski; all others are by Michael Richards. Additional photos are available on Michael's website.
In addition, photos from Rev. Wong's first Mass as a priest can be found here.