The Call to Priesthood in a Global City

How is the call to the priesthood lived out in the global city?   Fr Andrzej Forys shares what he has learned about his priestly ministry and the people he serves  from the perspective of a Catholic priest living and working in a foreign country.   He will consider this from his personal experience of three core aspects of priestly identity:  the priest as teacher of the Gospel, minister of the sacraments, and leader of the community, drawing  inspiration from the document of the Congregation for the Clergy ‘The Priest and the Third Millennium’.  

Fr Andrzej Forys, MS was born in Poland in 1967, and is a member of the Congregation of the Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette.  Ordained in 1993, he worked for four years in Poland before  arriving in Goodmayes, East London, to work in the Polish community in the Diocese of Brentwood. For the last two years he has been Co-ordinator for the Pastoral Needs of the Polish People in the Brentwood Diocese.

Adult Formation Summary


Pope John Paul II wrote that the 'formation and enrichment' of all members of the Church will enable 'the proclamation of Christ to reach people, mould communities, and have a deep and incisive influence in bringing Gospel values to bear in society and culture.'