My name is Aleksander Dembowski. I was born in Warsaw and grew up in Minsk Mazowiecki, a small city near Warsaw, the capital of Poland.
I graduated from Salesian High School in Minsk Mazowiecki. Then I studied Public Relations, marketing and social communications at the University of Warsaw – Faculty of Journalism and Social Communications.
As a boy, I was involved in children’s rosary meetings. Later I started to think about the path of the priesthood while I was in Rome for the beatification of John Paul II, and also during numerous pilgrimages to Our Lady in Czestochowa, and also World Youth Day in Madrid. What encouraged me to become a priest was the desire to lead young people to Jesus.
After I finished my studies, I decided to apply to a Seminary in Warsaw in the diocese of Warszawa-Praga. I was there for six years. I graduated there with a Master o f Divinity. I defended my MA thesis in catechetics. The topic of my work was; “The Catholic Church towards public relations in the era of new media. Catechetical study.” During my time at the seminary, I was responsible for vocations and retreats for the service o f the altar, and I cooperated with the Polish team coordinating pilgrims at World Youth Day in Krakow and Panama. Now I am a deacon at SS Cyril & Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake and my new diocese is Boise in Idaho. I am very happy and thank God and the people that I can be part of the Diocese of Boise in Idaho.
My interests include new media, soccer, traveling, watching movies and reading crime fiction. In my free time I prefer to spend time on writing and sometimes I like cooking.