We have great news for you today. On September 10, Bishop Peter Esterka received a letter from Bishop Maly that a priest who is available was found and has many years of experience with expatriate parishes abroad.
His name is Father Libor Svorcik. He comes from Olomouc but has been living in Canada since 1999. His brief biography and a photograph in in October Vestnik.
Before he can join us, however, we have to arrange for him a US visa (Religious Visa R1). Bishop Vann of the Diocese of Orange promised to help us by petitioning under their patronage, and we also have their legal immigration department at our disposal. We submitted all requested documents for Velehrad and Father Libor, and we are waiting for the next step in a probably long process. We want Father Libor to be here before Christmas. Therefore we are filing a request for an expedited application. We ask for your prayers so that the process is without complications and that it is settled positively.
Because neither government nor attorney fees are small, the whole matter will cost approximately $5,000. Therefore we would express our gratitude for financial support. If you wish to participate in this particular collection, please send a check to the VCCCM with the note “R1 Visa”, you can bring your check to our next Mass. You can also pay online using our secure payment option using the donation form below.
From the whole council, „Pán Bůh zaplať.”