My name is Fr. Walter Dziordz. I had been the Provincial Superior for 13 years of what was the St. Stanislaus Kostka Province of Marians in the U.S. for 13 years. This province merged with the province of St. Casimir to become an entirely new province, the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy Province.
Prior to that ministry as Provincial Superior, I was the pastor of a parish in Greensboro, N.C., for five years. I had been ordained for three years when I became a pastor. Because of my experience as pastor of a parish, I became the pastor here at Our Lady of Peace in 2006.
In addition to being the pastor here, I am also the local House Superior. We have modeled our Marian life here on what we had experienced in Greensboro, which was also a parish and religious house. To do the best we can, we try to maintain an active religious life of community and prayer.
In addition to the above, I served in the U.S. Army for three years, with one year in the National Guard. I hold M.Div and D.Min degrees.
Rev. Alphonse Micka, M.I.C., Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Anthony Kelpsas, M.I.C.
Rev. Ron McBride, M.I.C.
Deacons of Our Parish
Deacon Frank Bina
I became a Parishioner in 1962. Since then I have observed the tremendous growth of the Parish.
I served the Parish in various capacities: Trustee, President of Parish Council, REO teacher, Board President, Lector, Usher, Church Building Committee and director of Bingo.
In 1979 I began a three-and-a-half year diaconal study and formation culminating in my Ordination as a Deacon on September 26, 1981. At the end of that same year I retired from my regular employment.
On September 26, 2006, I celebrated my Silver Jubilee of Diaconal Ordination. During those 25 years and beyond, I committed myself to the Diaconal Ministry of the parish, affording me many rewarding blessings.
Deacon Paul Brachle
I graduated in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Engineering from Purdue University.
From 1954-56, I was in Active duty for the US Army; Ft. Benning, GA. Subsequently, I served eight years in the inactive Reserves. I left in 1964 with an Honorable Discharge.
For 38 years, I worked in applied research for Continental & Crown Can Companies. As a packaging trouble-shooter, I traveled extensively both domestically and internationally.
I retired in March 1993.
I was married in 1958 and my wife, Marilyn, and I have eight children (seven graduated from Our Lady of Peace Catholic School and all graduated from Benet Academy. Five children are married, and there are 14 grandchildren).
In 1985, I was ordained to the Office of Permanent Diaconate and have served in that capacity ever since.
Deacon Larry Fudacz
I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Illinois in 1971. I married my wife, Jan, in 1970, have four children and (currently) four grandchildren.
I worked as a store manager and retired after 35 years for the Walgreens Company. After retirement I started formation and was ordained a Permanent Deacon in August 2007.
Currently, I am responsible for our parish’s RCIA program, Bereavement Ministry and Marriage Preparation.
I am also the liaison for all parish ministries.
Deacon Dennis Stolarz
I’ve been a parishioner of Our Lady of Peace since 1988. I was ordained to the order of the Diaconate in 1997.
My current areas of ministry is working with all lectors and Eucharistic ministers. I also handle all funeral arrangements for the parish.