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  • 26 June 2019

    On 23 of June Fr. Józef Kurkowski celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

    Józef Kurkowski, priest of the Sacred Hearth, born in 1944 in the parisch of Holy Apostoles Peter and Paul in Sędziszów. Baptized and confirmed in the same church, working in Indonesia for 45 years. He’s visiting homeland once a few years because, as he declares: his heart remains split between Poland and Indonesia.


    Graduated from a Seminarium in Stadniki and Tarnów he did his novitiate in Pliszczyn near Lublin and studied in WSD, in Cracow and Stadniki, where participated in a full course of philosophy and theology. He was ordained on June 13th, 1969. He worked in parisches of the Sacred Hearth, inter alia, in Cracow and Nowa Huta. Being less than 30 years old, he left to Indonesia. He has been ordered to archidiocese in Palembang, South Sumatra. His first independent establishment was offered to him in Lahat, where he was filling in for the parisch priest and led the boarding school for 60 boys. Thereafter he worked in 10 parisches, what took him 36 years, mostly in the Tanjung Karang diocese, Lampung province, South Sumatra.


    He’s currently working in the Jakarta archdiocese that contains 62 catholic parishes out of which around 6 is still waiting for the permission to build a church. He serves also in a parish of 8,000 men in Barnaby, Jakarta.





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