Greenpoint Pastor Honored


Father Marek Sobczak, C.M., pastor of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Greenpoint section, received the Polish-American Congress Clergy Award at the organization’s Annual Awards Banquet Oct. 30 at the Polonaise Terrace.  Father Sobczak is shown (center) at the special memorial service his parish holds every year at the Father Jerzy Popieluszko Monument in Greenpoint’s McCarren Park.  Although born in Poland, most of Father Sobczak’s years in the priesthood have been here in the U.S.  He came to Greenpoint, the largest Polish-American community on the East Coast in 2008.  He is a member of the Vincentian Order.