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At his Installation on February 19, 2012, Msgr. said,

“. . . I pledge that I will continue to make the vision

and dream of Father Dąbrowski a reality.” And of

the words of St. John Paul II, “If the Orchard Lake

Schools did not exist, it would be necessary to create

them,” Msgr. Machalski pledged to “. . . do all in my

power to make sure it flourishes for years to come and

for the next generation.”

When asked what he would like to bestow upon the

students, faculty, staff and Orchard Lake Schools faith

community, Msgr. shared the following message. “In

the 32 years leading up to my ordination and my 32

years of priesthood, I believe everything is in God’s

hands. All works out for the best when you trust in the

Lord each and every day.”

He left this year’s Prep graduates with the following

words of wisdom. “Today, for the Class of 2017, it is

your Graduation Day – a day to celebrate and give

thanks to Almighty God for the many blessings that

He has bestowed on each of you in your time as

students at St. Mary’s Preparatory. But this, my young

brothers, is not the end but just the beginning.”

Upon his departure from his second home, Msgr.

Machalski will embark on a short sabbatical before

beginning a new chapter in parish ministry for the

Diocese of Brooklyn. We give thanks for his service,

his brotherhood and his fellowship, knowing this is

not the end of his circle, for a circle has no end.

MY ORCHARD LAKE PATH . . .

Msgr. Machalski attended World Youth Day in Poland