Father Canon Thomas C. Machalski, Jr., pastor of St. Josaphat’s parish, Bayside, adjutant judicial vicar on the Diocesan Tribunal, and a great friend of our parish has been appointed Chancellor and Rector of SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, St. Mary’s Preparatory, and the Orchard Lake Polish Mission, by His Excellency Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit, effective July 1, 2011.
Father Machalski was also elected Chancellor of Orchard Lakes Schools by the Board of Regents. That appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2012. Orchard Lake Schools is comprised of SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, St. Mary’s Preparatory High School, and the Polish Mission, a project which seeks to preserve and propagate Polish culture in the United States. Born from the vision and needs of Polish-Catholic immigrants, the Orchard Lake Schools were established in 1885 with the expressed mission of sustaining the Catholic faith tradition of Polish immigrants.