Father Krystian Burdzy was born in Nisko, Poland on April 3, 1978, the oldest of three siblings. His younger brother, Artur, is also a priest, working in the Diocese of Sandomierz in Poland. After high school, Father Krystian attended the Seminary at Sandomierz where he earned his Master of Divinity in Theology. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 24, 2003.
Father Krystian’s first and only assignment in Poland was to Saint Sophia Parish in Bodzechow. He taught the CCD program in a public school and worked with the youth and young adults. After three years, and with his local bishop’s permission, Father Krystian came to the USA. He served as an Associate Pastor at Holy Rosary Church in Passaic, NJ. In 2007, he was accepted by Bishop Paul Bootkoski to minister to the Metuchen diocese, and was assigned to Our Lady of the Mount Parish in Warren. During his time at OLM, Father Krystian continued to study English as a Second Language (ESL) at Rutgers University. In 2008, he was re-assigned to Saint Bartholomew Parish in East Brunswick, and in 2010, to Saint Joseph Parish in North Plainfield, where he worked with the Latino community. Most recently, Father Krystian served at Saint Joseph Parish in Washington, NJ and The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Hackettstown, NJ.
Father Kystian loves sports, hiking, biking, and good books.