St. Peter's Catholic Church

200 Lafayette Parkway

LaGrange, Georgia 30241

Email: info@stpeterslagrange.net

Phone: 706-884-4224

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Rev. Timothy Gadziala, JCL

Senior Pastor

Born and raised in Lilburn,. Georgia, Fr. Timothy A. Gadziala graduated from

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in 1994, after having received a Master’s of Divinity

and a Master’s of Arts in Sacred Scripture; he was ordained on June 4, 1994 and

was assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hapeville,

Georgia. Afterwards, he was assigned at Holy Family Church in Marietta,

Georgia and then in June of 1997; Fr. Gadziala was assigned his first pastorate at

both St. Francis of Assisi Church, Blairsville and at St. Paul the Apostle Mission,

Cleveland, Georgia. In September of 2000, Fr. Gadziala began graduate studies

at the Catholic University of America, located in Washington, D.C.,. where he

received a Licentiate degree in Canon Law in 2002. Returning back to the

Archdiocese, he served as pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Carrolton,

Georgia for a time then as Chaplain at Emory University as well as full time

ministry as a Judge in the Metropolitan Tribunal of Atlanta. In 2004,

Fr. Gadziala was assigned as pastor to St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church,

West End Atlanta until 2011; when he was asked to assist with the administration

of the missionary work of the Diocese of Mandeville, Jamaica. In his ministry

in Jamaica, Fr. Gadziala served the Diocese as Vicar General and Judicial Vicar

from June 2011 until the summer of 2016.

After returning from his missionary work, Fr. Gadziala received a year

Sabbatical whereby he continued studies at the North American College in Rome.

After his Sabbatical, Fr. Gadziala was, assigned as pastor in June of 2017 to St.

Peter’s Church, LaGrange and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Warm Springs, Georgia.

Fr. Gadziala has been a member of various diocesan committees, including

vocations and continuing education, and he has served as a lecturer for the

permanent diaconate from 1995 - 2011 and for Spring Hill College (Atlanta

Campus) from 2008 - 2011. He has served as a chaplain for the Missionaries of

Charity, the St. Thomas More Society and currently for the Archdiocese of Atlanta

Council of Catholic Women. He is a member of many professional church

organizations, including the Canon Law Society of America.