Most Rev. Dabrowski, Auxiliary Bishop of London
Bishop Joseph Dabrowski was born in 1964 in Poland, the second of five children. The son of Czeseawa and Ludwik, he grew up in Wysoka Strzyžowska, a small village in the South of Poland. He is fluent in English, Polish, Italian, and has studied Russian, Latin and Spanish.
After graduating from a high school administrated by the Michaelite Fathers, he decided to enter the Michaelite religious order.
After completing his one year of Novitiate and one year of Internship in Poland, he was selected to study in Italy, at the St. Peter Institute of Philosophy and Theology in Viterbo. He graduated from the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm in Rome.
He was ordained to the priesthood on May 4, 1991 at the Pontifical Sanctuary of Santa Maria ad Rupes, Italy.
Four days later, he was assigned to join the Michaelite Fathers community in London. Upon arriving in London, he took an English-language program at Fanshawe College.
“Fr. Joe,” as he has been affectionately known by his parishioners, has served as associate pastor at Our Lady of Czestochowa in London from 1992-1993; St. Michael in Leamington from 1993-1996; St. Pius X (now Holy Family) in London from 1996-1997; and St. Mary in London from 1997-1998.
In 1998 he was named pastor of St. Mary’s Church in London, where he served until he was ordained auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of London on April 14, 2015.