I am excited to be coming to Rogers to serve as your new pastor! My name is Fr. Mark Pavlik and I have been serving as pastor of St. Richard’s parish in Richfield for the past 6 years. Prior to my ministry at St. Richards, I served downtown Minneapolis at St. Olaf Church, first as the associate following my ordination in 2003, then as pastor beginning in 2006. I began my studies for the priesthood at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland and finished my studies at St. Paul Seminary, where I met Fr. Kaluza. We have been friends for almost 20 years and I am happy to be following him as your pastor, as he has had so many good things to say about his time in Rogers.
I grew up in Maple Lake and have 5 brothers and sisters. Most of my family still lives in the Wright County area. I am looking forward to getting settled into Rogers and learning about Mary Queen of Peace and meeting you all. Please keep me in your prayers as I transition between parishes and prepare for my time here with you. We will see you very soon!
Fr Mark Pavlik