Meet The Clergy

Fr. Walter Ptak

Very Rev. Canon Walter J. Ptak



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Fr. Ptak was born in Wyandotte. He attended St. Mary’s College, Orchard Lake (Bachelor of Arts), and St. John’s Provincial Seminary, Plymouth Township (Master of Divinity).
He was ordained Nov. 14, 1987, at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Detroit.
Fr. Ryan Asher

Rev. Ryan Asher



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My name is Fr. Ryan Asher, and I am so grateful to be assigned to Our Lady of Sorrows for these summer months. I was ordained a priest this year on May 18, 2024. I grew up in Plymouth and was blessed to be raised in the faith by my parents Roy and Judy along with my younger brother Matthew. I am sure you will see them around a bit this summer. I received my sacraments at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth and went to grade school there as well. We played Our Lady of Sorrows in sports, but I promise you that my allegiance now has shifted 100%! In fact, I was baptized Fr. James Livingston at Our Lady of Good Counsel, and my parents were married by him as well. Now I am blessed to be able to minister as a priest here alongside him, Fr. Ptak, and Fr. Radek.



Fr. Jim Livingston
Rev. Jim Livingston
In Residence

I come to you as an Irish Catholic native of Michigan. I was born into a beautiful, large Irish Catholic family. My parents were loving and faith-filled in their example to follow Jesus and love of the Church and the sacraments. I have four sisters and one brother. My mom continues to bless us with her presence for her six children and ten grandchildren. My father passed away suddenly and tragically in the mid-1990s.

Ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 1991, the Solemnity of the Feast of St. Peter and Paul, I was in active ministry as a priest for over 13 years. Those years of priesthood were blessed ones. The greatest joy I received was being presider at the sacraments. I remember my first Mass in holding the bread and wine in my hands and through the prayers of the Church in Christ these elements were blessed, broken, and shared with one another. 

In my current assignment, I will to serve as chaplain to the Ascension hospitals in Novi and Southfield. 
Fr. Radek Zablocki
Rev. Radoslaw (Radek) Zablocki
Priest Support
Fr. Radek was born in Poland and attended seminary at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s.  Fr. Radek was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Allen Vigneron on May 23, 2015.  Fr. Radek says “The idea to be a priest first appeared when I was in elementary school and I served as an altar server in my parish. Later on when I went to high school and when I studied, this thought appeared for some time and had an influence on my life. After studies, I started to work as a history teacher, and this idea to be a priest appeared for the second time, and it was very strong.”