24 April 2017
To: Diocese of Fairbanks
Subject: Transfer of Fr. Marek Szczur to Diocese of Wilmington
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I received a letter from Bishop Krzysztof Nitkiewicz that Fr. Marek Szczur requested to transfer to the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware. Fr. Szczur is a priest of the Diocese of Sandomierz, Poland and through the generosity of his bishop; he has served in the Diocese of Fairbanks for eight years. I am most thankful to Fr. Marek for his years of dedicated ministry to our mission work in Northern Alaska, and grateful to his bishop for this support.
Fr. Marek will have announced this change at the Sunday Mass on April 23 at Our Lady of Sorrows and Holy Rosary. Fr. Marek desires to take vacation to visit family in Poland prior to reporting to the Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware July 1, 2017. So, his last Sunday in the parish will be May 28, 2017. I kindly ask that you join me in thanking Fr. Marek for his current service to your parish and a total of eight years to the Diocese of Fairbanks.
Sincerely in Christ,
†Most Reverend Chad W. Zielinski
Catholic Bishop of Northern Alaska
Diocese of Fairbanks