While our community continues to pray, fast and sacrifice for a canonically-appointed chaplain, we are kindly served by a number of holy priests who see to our sacramental needs.
Father Allan Wolfe serves as pastor of both St. Joseph Church and San Juan Bautista Church. He graciously welcomed our community to St. Joseph Parish in August 2016. Fr. Wolfe’s connection to the Latin Mass goes back to his mentor and predecessor at St. Joseph Parish, Msgr. Thomas Smith. Msgr. Smith was the first celebrant for the original diocesan Latin Mass Community in Harrisburg that is today served by the FSSP at St. Lawrence Chapel. Fr. Wolfe has been a strong advocate for the integration of the Lancaster Latin Mass Community into St. Joseph Parish. In addition to his pastoral ministry to our community, he was inspired by Pope Benedict XVI’s book, Spirit of the Liturgy, to re-introduce St. Joseph Parish to ad orientem worship during the Christmas Midnight Mass in the Ordinary Form in both 2017 and 2018.
Our community was pleased to honor Father Wolfe’s selection as a 2019 recipient of the Saint John Paul II Excellence in Leadership Award from Lancaster Catholic High School.
Rev. Pang J.S. Tcheou
Father Pang Tcheou is pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church in Mount Joy, PA. He was the first diocesan priest to celebrate the Mass for our community when Bishop Rhoades expanded his role as Campus Minister at Millersville University to include offering the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. After being named pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in New Holland, Fr. Tcheou departed our community, but later returned following his transfer to Mount Joy. We are grateful for his long-time and dedicated service to our community.
Father Brian Olkowski is parochial vicar at both St. Joseph Church and San Juan Bautista Church. Back in 2008, while still a student at Millersville University, he was among our first altar servers who trained under Father Frank Parrinello, FSSP. As such, he is considered the first vocation to come from our community. In June 2018, he became our first celebrant in-residence since our founding in 2008. In October 2018, he began our first daily Mass each Friday.
Rev. John Szada
Father Szada has served as chaplain at the Carmel of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, home to the traditional Carmelite sisters in Elysburg, PA since 2013. Fr. Szada is bi-ritual, also offering the Byzantine liturgy.
Rev. Daniel Richards
Father Richards is pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in York, PA. While parochial vicar at St. Leo the Great parish in Rohrerstown, he served as chaplain of our community from 2013-2014. While attending Mount St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, Fr. Richards regularly served as an MC and altar server at Harrisburg’s St. Lawrence Chapel/Mater Dei Latin Mass Community under the direction of the FSSP. He graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia with a BA in Philosophy, and continued on to Mount St. Mary Seminary to complete a Master of Divinity. Fr. Richards also earned a Bachelor of Sacred Theology through the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.
Fr. Tuscan is a Capuchin Franciscan from the Pittsburgh province of his order. He first celebrated the Traditional Latin Mass when serving as parochial vicar at St. Joseph Parish in York, PA. He later served as pastor of several parishes in West Virginia as described by Regina Magazine in this 2017 article. Today he serves as the itinerant preacher for his order and travels across the U.S. and abroad giving parish retreats, missions, and days of recollection. He conducted the Advent parish mission for our parish in November 2018 where he spread devotion to St. Padre Pio and Blessed Solanus Casey.
Fr. Samuel Miller is a graduate of Warwick High School in Lititz. He earned as Master’s degree at Mount Saint Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland and completed his Bachelor’s degree in philosophy at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood. He was ordained a transitional deacon in 2018 and was ordained to the priesthood in June 2019 by Bishop Gainer. He is parochial vicar at Church of the Good Shepherd in Camp Hill, PA.
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