In September 2016, Alexander J. Schrenk was ordained a transitional deacon for the Diocese of Pittsburgh at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Now, Alek has received the call to Holy Orders, with ordination to the priesthood to take place at St. Paul Cathedral on June 24, 2017. Alek has been a frequent contributor to our publication, Gathered Fragments. He authored the following articles:

  • “Ubi Episcopus: A Conversation with Donald Cardinal Wuerl in the Fiftieth Anniversary Year of St. Paul Seminary, Pittsburgh.” Gathered Fragments 26 (2016)
  • “Discovering a Catalonian Perspective on Miquel Domènech i Veciana, Second Bishop of Pittsburgh and First Bishop of Allegheny.” Gathered Fragments 25 (2015)
  • “The International Reputation of Father Suitbert Mollinger.” Gathered Fragments 23 (2013)

The Catholic Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania extends its congratulations to Alek on his upcoming ordination to priesthood!