The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe would like to congratulate Fr. Charley Plovanich for having been named by Cardinal Blase Cupich as the new Associate Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Orland Park. Fr. Charly was appointed to the Shrine back in July 2018. The Shrine served has his first parish upon being ordained to the Priesthood on May 19, 2018. As Fr. Charly continues learning and growing in his ministerial life and experience, we wish him all the best.

His new assignment at St. Michaels will be effective on October 1st. We invite all to please extend a special word of gratitude for his service here and encouragement for his future ministry.

Message from Fr. Charly

I want to announce to you all that I will be moving to another Parish at the beginning of next month. It was a blessing to get to know you and minister to you in my first year of Priesthood. I pray that our Lord continues to bless you with His peace and holiness. No matter what Priest is there, it is always Jesus Christ who heals you, forgives you, teaches you, and loves you. It is to Him that we are devoted and in Him that we put our trust. There is no other beside Him.

The Parish to which they have assigned me is: St Michael, in Orland Park. We will see each other there.

Prayer of a Priest

To live in the midst of the world
without wishing its pleasures;
To be a member of each family,
yet belonging to none;
To share all suffering;
to penetrate all secrets;
To heal all wounds;
to go from men to God
and offer Him their prayers;
To return from God to men
to bring pardon and hope;
To have a heart of fire for Charity,
and a heart of bronze for Chastity
To teach and to pardon,
console and bless always.
My God, what a life;
and it is yours,
O priest of Jesus Christ.