6th October 2018 János Balla SchP (1992) and Lehel Molnár SchP (1984) were ordained by Bishop Asztrik Várszegi OSB in the Piarist Chapel, Budapest among the circle of his piarist brothers, family members and friends. General Pedro Aguado SchP, Miguel Giraldez SchP General Assistant for Europe and József Urbán SchP General Assistant responsible for Asia also took part in the ceremony. The Holy Mass was said by Bishop Asztrik Várszegi OSB.

Lehel Molnár SchP (ordained as priest), was born in Segesvár,1984 and joined the Piarist Order in 2005. He graduated from Sapientia College of Theology, Budapest (2010), Eötvös Lóránd University’s Faculty of Arts specialized in History (2012) and  Eötvös Lóránd University’s Faculty of Education and Psychology (2014).

Between 2011-2014 he worked as teacher in Piarist School, Budapest and afterwards he continued his service in Piarist School, Vác until 2016.  Since then he is responsible for new professions in the Hungarian Province and working as teacher at the piarist school, Budapest. He was ordained as deacon 30th September 2017 in Vác with Bálint Vass SchP and Gábor Szabó SchP.

János Balla SchP (ordained as deacon), was born in Szolnok,1992. He sat his final examination at the Piarist School in Kecskemét and graduated fromSapientia College of Theology, Budapest,2015. He has begun his studies at Eötvös Lóránd University’s Faculty of Arts specialized in English and History for 3 years. He joined the Piarist Order 23rd August 2011 and took his solemn profession 18th August 2018.

May God bless Lehel and János and support them in his service!


Melinda Szathmary