Bishop Andrzej Zglejszewski during the Solemn Evening Prayer on March 24, 2014. Pictured from left : Rev. Msgr. Robert Morrissey, Bishop William Murphy, Bishop Zglejszewski and Rev. Gregory Rannazzisi. (Greg Shemitz photo) See licatholic.org for more photos of the Episcopal ordination.
Bishop Zglejszewski, 52, was born in Czarna Biarostocta, Poland. The son of Tadeusz and Anna Zglejszewski, Andrzej studied philosophy and theology in Bialystok before coming to the United States in 1987. Bishop-elect Zglejszewski completed his studies for the priesthood at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington. He was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre by Bishop John R. McGann on May 26, 1990. After his ordination, Bishop-Elect Zglejszewski served as an associate pastor at Saint Christopher, Baldwin (1990-1995), Saint Thomas the Apostle, West Hempstead (1995-2003) and Saint Rose of Lima, Massapequa (2003-2007). In 2007, he was appointed director of the Diocesan Office of Worship and, in 2012, he was appointed co-chancellor, Diocese of Rockville Centre.
As Auxiliary Bishop, Bishop Zglejszewski will join Auxiliary Bishop Nelson Perez and Bishop Robert Brennan, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Bishop Zglejszewski will serve as the Vicar of the Western Vicariate with residence to be determined. He will also serve as Vicar for Liturgy and Worship of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Bishop Brennan will continue as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Rockville centre, with residence at the Parish of Our Lady of Peace, Lynbrook. Bishop Nelson Perez will continue as Vicar of the Eastern Vicariate with residence at the Parish of Saint Isidore, Riverhead. In addition, he remains as Vicar for the Hispanic Apostolate of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.
Msgr. James McNamara will continue to serve as Vicar of the Central Vicariate and as Pastor in residence at the Parish of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Point Lookout.
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