Father David Brzoska Named Director of Pastoral Formation, Director of Hispanic Ministries
Having been released to serve at Saint Vincent Seminary by Bishop Peter Jugis, J.C.D., Bishop of Charlotte, NC, Father David Brzoska has been named Director of Pastoral Formation and Director of Hispanic Ministries at Saint Vincent Seminary.
Father Brzoska had been the pastor of two western North Carolina parishes, Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish in Mars Hill and Sacred Heart Church in Burnsville. Both parishes included significant Hispanic communities. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 3, 2000 after earning a master of arts degree in theology with a concentration in Sacred Scripture in 1999 and a master of divinity degree in 2000 from Saint Vincent Seminary. He was a recipient of the Honorable Judge Bernard F. Scherer Award from the Seminary in 1999. In 1983 he received a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from Penn State. He is a 1980 graduate of Spring Ford Senior High School.
Father Brzoska said he is “excited to join the staff at Saint Vincent Seminary and to be directly involved in the priestly formation of the seminarians. I had a very enriching seminary experience at Saint Vincent and hope to contribute to a similar experience of those currently in formation. I believe that an important role in the formation of future priests is their gaining practical pastoral experience and their implementing this, along with their learning, into their priestly and pastoral identity. Many dioceses such as Charlotte, are experiencing rapid growth in Hispanic Catholics which poses a great pastoral challenge. One challenge is to be able to minister to their particular needs and situation and to find ways to integrate this community into the existing communities. Therefore, Pastoral Formation in Hispanic Ministry is a great necessity.“
He is the son of Alice and Bernard Brzoska of Phoenixville, Pa.