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Fr. Jarek says goodbye…

Jarek1     I will be leaving St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish.  The reason for my departure is very clearly explained, without any sensational subtext.  As a priest belonging to the Congregation of the Mission, I am embracing a new calling which is an invitation to join a missionary effort almost from its inception in Benin—Africa.  As you all know, I am not going there as a „rookie”, but as an experienced missionary, because in many instances  I shared with you my missionary experiences,   I do not want to write about my attributes which have prepared  me for this departure, so that I will not be compared by anyone to the lead character in the poem by Jan Brzechwa, „Self Praise”.
    Often upon meeting parishioners, who find about my leaving, I hear lists of my accomplishments while I was among you.  But I must say, this makes me feel a bit awkward, because I know, this litany would not be possible if God had not provided people who would join me in these parish undertakings.  Firstly, I would like to thank the priests with Fr. Marek Sobczak as our leader in this battle for the good of God .

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