Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Announces New Priest Assignments

The Rev. Robert Katafiasz, currently associate pastor, was selected for assignment as associate pastor at Christ the King and St. Bernadette pastorate. OLPH welcomes associate pastor Rev. Anthony Abiamiri.
Assignments effective, July 1, 2021

For Immediate Release

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Contact: Contact@OLPHParish.org, 410 747 4334

Ellicott City, MD .—The Rev. Robert Katafiasz, currently serving as associate pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Church, Ellicott City, will be welcomed by the pastorate of Christ the King in Glen Burnie, MD, and St. Bernadette in Severn, MD, as their new associate pastor effective July 1, Archbishop William E. Lori will announce publicly in the coming days. Fr. Rob’s assignment comes as the Rev. Anthony Abiamiri, currently associate pastor at the pastorate of St. Anthony of Padua, Most Precious Blood, and St. Dominic in Baltimore, MD, will transition to OLPH as their associate pastor.  OLPH Parish is deeply grateful for both the vocations of Fr. Rob and Fr. Anthony and prays for a successful transition as these men embrace their priestly vocations.

Reflecting on Father Rob’s service over the past three years, it was OLPH’s profound privilege to welcome him first as a Deacon and witness his ordination into his Priesthood. Active in so many facets of OLPH parish life, Fr. Rob cultivated a heart for families with young children with a passion for engaging both parents and children in meaningful worship, all to share the love of Christ!  Fr. Rob shares, his time at OLPH “has been a wonderful experience to learn, grow and come to know Jesus and how he has called me into His Priesthood. Know I will be praying for a smooth transition for OLPH and the parish staff as I transition to my new assignment; please pray for me.”

OLPH greets the arrival of Fr. Anthony with hopeful anticipation of all the graces our Lord has planned for this transition. Please keep both Fr. Rob and Fr. Anthony in your prayers as each blooms where planted.

“Truly charity has no limit; for the love of God has been poured into our hearts by His Spirit dwelling in each one of us, calling us to a life of devotion and inviting us to bloom in the garden where He has planted and directing us to radiate the beauty and spread the fragrance of His Providence.” 

~ Saint Francis de Sales