86R33454 JGH-D
  By: Bonnen of Brazoria H.R. No. 1645
         WHEREAS, Monsignor Leo Wleczyk is retiring as pastor of
  St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Lake Jackson on June
  30, 2019, drawing to a close 54 years of service to the Catholic
  Church; and
         WHEREAS, Born in 1939 to Josie and Leo Wleczyk Sr., Leo
  Wleczyk graduated from Brazosport High School in Freeport in 1957,
  and he attended St. Mary's Seminary in Houston; he was ordained as a
  priest on May 27, 1965; and
         WHEREAS, Father Wleczyk served at St. Mary Catholic Church in
  Port Arthur, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Galveston, and at
  St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baytown before being appointed pastor
  of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palestine in 1975; he went on to
  serve as pastor of Notre Dame Catholic Church in Houston from 1978
  to 1984, and on September 1, 1984, he was elevated to monsignor and
  became the pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church; and
         WHEREAS, Over the course of his exemplary 34-year tenure at
  St. Michael's, Monsignor Wleczyk has overseen the congregation's
  participation in the RENEW spiritual renewal program, the Rite of
  Christian Initiation of Adults program, Spiritualfest, the youth
  ministry, and the ENVISION program, among others; he has also
  supervised a number of improvements to the church campus, including
  the addition of a nursery and an education wing in 1985, the
  installation of stained glass windows in 1986, the construction of
  the Family Life Center in 1993 and the Spiritual Learning Center in
  2000, and the completion of the church's renovation in 2012; and
         WHEREAS, Monsignor Wleczyk served as dean of the Southern
  Deanery from 1984 to 2008, and from 2008 to 2018, he was episcopal
  vicar for the Southern Vicariate; his honors include the Bronze
  Pelican award from the Boy Scouts of America, the St. George emblem
  from the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, the Outstanding
  Pastor Award from the Archdiocesan Catholic Committee for Youth
  Organizations, and the St. Christopher Award from the Texas State
  Council of the Knights of Columbus; and
         WHEREAS, For nearly three and a half decades, Monsignor
  Wleczyk has tirelessly dedicated himself to the spiritual welfare
  of the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church,
  and he has earned the lasting respect and admiration of all who know
  him; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 86th Texas
  Legislature hereby congratulate Monsignor Leo Wleczyk on his
  retirement from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church and
  extend to him sincere best wishes for continued happiness and
  fulfillment; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Monsignor Wleczyk as an expression of high regard by
  the Texas House of Representatives.