Fr. Stjepan Pandžic
Fr. PandzicFr. Stjepan was born 1948 in Drinovci, Herzegovina where he completed grade school. He then continued his schooling in Visoko and studied philosophy and theology in Sarajevo and Würzburg, Germany. He entered the Franciscan Order in 1970 in Humac and was ordained June 29, 1975 in Rome. His pastoral work in his homeland was as assistant pastor included Blessed Trinity in Blagaj (1975-1978), St. Paskal in Vitina (1978-1981) and SS. Peter and Paul in Mostar (1981-1982). After his arrival in the US he was appointed assistant pastor at SS . Cyril and Methodius, New York (1982-1984), St. Mary's in Steelton (1984-1985) and Sacred Heart in Chicago (1985-1987). In 1987 he was named pastor of St. Nikola Tavelić in Montreal where he stayed until 1995. Then he was transferred to Our Lady of Peace Center in Norval where he was pastor from 1995 to 2009. In 2010, he became pastor of St. Joseph Parish in St. Louis, MO. He was on the Custodial Board three terms (1985-1994, 2001-).