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Rev. Adam Ogorzaly Featured in D&C

July 3rd, 2011, Promulgated by b a

There was a nice article in the D&C on Saturday on Rev. Adam Orgozaly, pastor of St. Stanislaus.

ogorzalyOgorzaly decided it would be a good idea, a neighborly deed, to fill 22 planters that were already on the curbs up the street from the church. Since May, Ogorzaly has pulled a two-wheeled wagon full of flowers from the church to plant or water the marigolds, begonias, petunias, salvias, dahlias, impatiens and geraniums down to Avenue D.

“My idea is to beautify this part of the city,” said Ogorzaly, 52.

“A few years ago, I became a citizen, and I’m very proud of that,” he said. “I feel it is my responsibility to pay back the country, the neighborhood.

“That’s why I’m doing it. It’s an appreciation for being a citizen.”

Ogorzaly said it bothers him when friends and acquaintances say the area around the church is unsafe or uninviting. An enthusiastic gardener, Ogorzaly figured flowers — lots of them — is one way to help frame this small part of the 14621 ZIP code in a different way.

“He is a very dedicated man,” said St. Stanislaus church member Anthony Lieb. “I think the world of him. I come all the way from Honeoye (with my family) to attend the church.

“He’s cleaning up a tough part of town. I grew up in the city, know it inside and out. I grew up on Lyell Avenue. I know a little bit about crime. I’m not going to walk down Hudson Avenue planting flowers, but he’s wonderful, the nicest guy you’ll ever know. He’s a pillar of the community.”

There’s also a short bio for his 25th anniversary in the Catholic Courier (all the way at the bottom of this page).



5 Responses to “Rev. Adam Ogorzaly Featured in D&C”

  1. Don P. says:

    Wonderful priest, very dedicated, we are blessed to have him at St. Stanislaus.

  2. Bro AJK says:

    From Honeoye to Rochester…. That is a far distance! This must be something good.

  3. Fr. Adam is very welcoming for those who occasionally attend (belong to a different parish). He is a humble, devoted servant of God to his church and to his surrounding neighborhood.

  4. In regard to the page in the Catholic Courier involving anniversaries of priests – One thing perplexed me about one of those priests – That he had a good marriage for many years, the last few years weren’t quite so good, he got a divorce, got an annulment, and now is a priest. I do not know the inside details of his case, but it seems to be contrary to the understood requirements for annulment in times past.

  5. Actually the article quoted the priest as saying, “I was drawn to the priesthood from an early age, probably around 11 or 12,” said Father Bradshaw, adding that he considered applying to seminary in his 20s. “However, I fell in love and got married. I never regretted marriage at all, and was very happily married, until the last year.”

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