Reverend Monsignor Robert J. Grudowski, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Mary Parish, Conshohocken, and Saint Gertrude Parish, West Conshohocken, died on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
Monsignor Grudowski was born on March 12, 1935, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of the late Edward Grudowski, and the late Helen Micholas. Monsignor Grudowski attended Saint John Cantius Parochial School, Philadelphia, and Roman Catholic High School, Philadelphia, before entering Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary.
Monsignor Grudowski was ordained on May 13, 1961, at The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, by Most Reverend John J. Krol. Monsignor Grudowski served as Parochial Vicar, Holy Trinity Parish, Morrisville; Saint Hedwig Parish, Philadelphia; Saint Adalbert Parish, Philadelphia; Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Philadelphia; Saint Hedwig Parish, Chester, and Parochial Administrator, Saint Josaphat Parish, Philadelphia. He also served as Pastor, Saint Josaphat Parish, Philadelphia, Saint Mary Parish, Conshohocken; and Saint Gertrude Parish West Conshohocken. He was named Pastor Emeritus, Saint Mary Parish, Conshohocken, and Saint Gertrude Parish West Conshohocken, in June 2009.
The Reception of the Body will be held at Saint John Cantius Church, Philadelphia, on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 9:00AM, followed by viewing. Most Reverend Michael J. Fitzgerald will celebrate the Funeral Mass for Monsignor Grudowski at Saint John Cantius Church, on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 11:00AM. Concelebrating the Funeral Mass will be Reverend Harold B. McKale, Reverend Monsignor George A. Majoros, Reverend Leonard A. Lewandowski, and Reverend Edward P. Kuczynski will be the homilist.
Monsignor Grudowski is survived by his nieces and nephew. Interment will be at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Philadelphia, PA
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