Staff Member: Rev. Frantisek Katrinak
Rev. Frantisek Katrinak
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Rev. Frantisek Katrinak was born in Slovakia in 1971 and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Kosice, Slovakia in 1996. He served in a variety of ministries over the past 22 years. He came to the United States at the request of the Diocese of Youngstown to serve at St. Mary’s Parish. Father Francis started at St. Mary’s in August of 2018; his first time pastoring a church in the United States..He visited the United States several times before his placement at St. Mary's and is fluent in English. Fr. Katrinak first visited the United States in 1992, coming to Pennsylvania after studying in Poland.
Since he was a boy, Fr. Katrinak said he always wanted to be a priest and started as an altar boy.
“I am happy that I became a pastor. I will work to make this congregation stronger. I will help people here on their journey to do what God wants them to do. I want to make that journey successful and help people achieve their needs,” he said.