My name is Fr. Mark Pavlik, and prior to coming to Mary Queen of Peace, I had been serving as pastor of St. Richard’s in Richfield since 2014. Prior to my ministry at St. Richards, I served downtown Minneapolis at St. Olaf Church, first as the associate following my ordination in 2003, then as pastor beginning in 2006. I began my studies for the priesthood at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland and finished my studies at St. Paul Seminary, where I met Fr. Kaluza. We have been friends for almost 20 years and I am happy to be following him as your pastor, as he has had so many good things to say about his time in Rogers.
I grew up in Maple Lake and have 5 brothers and sisters. Most of my family still lives in the Wright County area. I am looking forward to meeting the Mary Queen of Peace community and learning more about you all.
Fr Mark Pavlik
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