Michał Józefczyk

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Michał Józefczyk
Born (1946-09-29)September 29, 1946
Krościenko Wyżne
Died June 20, 2016(2016-06-20) (aged 69)
Church Roman Catholic
Offices held
provost of parish Mother of God Comforter in Lipnica, provost of parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Tarnobrzeg
Title prelate

Michał Józefczyk (September 29, 1946 – June 20, 2016) was a Polish Catholic priest since 1972, a prelate since 1994, a protonotary apostolic since 2002, and a provost of the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Tarnobrzeg since 1979.[1] He was born in Krościenko Wyżne, and studied theology as a seminary clerical student in Przemyśl. He was consecrated as a priest in Miejsce Piastowe on June 17, 1972.

Awards and orders[edit]

For his pastoral activity he received a lot of awards and distinctions. Finalist of Provost Of The Year in 2000.[2] Honoured as a "Provost of Third Millennium" by the Polish Catholic News Agency (Katolicka Agencja Informacyjna).[3] For his working for children he was decorated by them by Order of the Smile.[4] Inhabitants and the City Hall appreciated also his public and social work. Titled "Citizen of Tarnobrzeg of 20th Century" by the City Council.[5] Awarded "Citizen of Tarnobrzeg in 2008" by the listeners of Radio Leliwa and viewers of Miejska Telewizja Tarnobrzeg.[6]



In times of Polish People's Republic for building churches he was held prisoner and judged in courtes by communist authorities.[7]

After regaining by Poland the full sovereignty he initiated the coming into existence of many new churches and the parishes in Tarnobrzeg and in Diocese of Sandomierz.

  • Chapel of Maksymilian Maria Kolbe in Bojanów - 1994
  • Church of Divine Mercy in Tarnobrzeg - 1996
  • Church of Saint Barbara in Tarnobrzeg - 1996
  • Church of Christ the King in Tarnobrzeg - 2003
  • Chapel of All Saints in Tarnobrzeg - 2009

Parish in Serbinów[edit]

As the parish priest he is well-known from his commitment and the public work. In parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help were formed many social welfare centres, medical centres (rehabilitation), chemist, "Caritas". Together with the City Hall he built figures and monuments. By the church, or his nearby surroundings a building and monuments complex came into existence.

  • Figure of Sacred Heart in Tarnobrzeg (Zwierzyniecka Street) - 1997
  • Monument of Jerzy Popiełuszko in Tarnobrzeg (Konstytucji 3 Maja Street) - 1999
  • I Branch of Hospice (Konstytucji 3 Maja Street in Tarnobrzeg) - 2001
  • Figure of Resurrected Jesus in Tarnobrzeg (Kossaka Street) - 2001
  • II Branch of Hospice (Dąbrówki Street in Tarnobrzeg) - 2002
  • Monument of John Poul II in Tarnobrzeg (Warszawska Street) - 2005
  • Monument of Unborne Children in Tarnobrzeg - 2006
  • Monument of Victims of Road Chrushes - 2007
  • Mother Teresa House for Homeless Man - 2007
  • Window Of Life - 2009 r.


After visit of Pope John Paul II on 12 June 1999 in Sandomierz he put up a monument in the landing place of the helicopter in Tarnobrzeg - Wielowieś. Together with the foundation established at this aim he opened the Catholic school.

  • Monument of Visit of Pope John Poul II in Tarnobrzeg's Land (Wielowieś) - 2001
  • The Public Catholic Primary School and The Public Catholic Secondary School in Tarnobrzeg - 2008

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