Rev. Timothy Gadziala, JCL
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.