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Congratulations to 8 new priests

8priestsEight men were welcomed into the priesthood by the Diocese of Brooklyn Saturday June 29th, 2013.  The Mass was held at St. James Cathedral Basilica in Downtown Brooklyn, with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio presiding over the ceremonies. The new members hail from countries around the world, including Haiti and the Koreas. Bishop DiMarzio said they have language abilities that cover the needs of a diocese that covers many ethnicities. This is the diocese’s largest ordination class since 2007.

We congratulate all new priests and welcome them to our diocese and Catholic family of Brooklyn.

Read about them here:  http://thetablet.org/our-new-priests-2/

25th Anniversary of Priesthood – Fr. Jaroslaw Lawrenz!

Jarek25lecie Congratulation Father Jarek!!! On Sunday, June 17, 2012 during a Mass of thanksgiving, Reverend Jaroslaw Lawrenz CM was celebrating his 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Father Jarosław Lawrenz was born in Bydgoszcz, Poland, on July 24, 1962. For the first two years after his ordination on May 30, 1987, Fr. Jaroslaw was assigned to a parish in Słubice.Then he decided to go to continue his work as a missionary and with the blessing of his Provincial Superior he went through Belgium (one year of preparation) to Zaire. From Zaire he was sent to Haiti in 2000 where he worked among the local confreres and with the Vincentian seminarians. Another two years he spend in Sopot, Poland and came to the United States in 2006 joining the New England Province of the Congregation of the Mission.

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Thank you, our priests

kapl1 This Sunday is the World Priest Day. It is an outgrowth of World Marriage Day – and there is a powerful link between the two vocations. Both involve a lifetime of commitment, and sacrifice, and an unshakable love. One involves a love for a spouse. The other, a love for God and His Church. And a love, too, for His people. So this Sunday, we want to thank our priests for that gift of self, that offering of love. Thank you for morning mass and afternoon confessions and unexpected calls that brought you to the bedside of someone at the last moment of earthly life. Thank you for the countless times you have offered us the Body of Christ, blessed and broken — so that we too, though broken, may be blessed. Thank you for laying down your lives – and for being a bridge between us and God.

55 years of priesthood

Our sincerest wishes go to Fr. Joseph Szpilski CM on the 55th Anniversary of his Ordination.  We wish him good health, an abundance of God’s blessings, perpetual inner spiritual peace, which he has had until now and all the best.  We thank God for Your vocation, Fr. Joe. 

We thank God for June 24, 1956 when Fr. Joe and 30 deacons in the Congregation of the Mission  lying face down during the Litany to All Saints made the final decision to be ordained into the priesthood on that day.  He became an Apostle of Christ, Missionary, in Poland at first, and later on American soil he preached the Good News of Salvation and served God and people.   
Happy Anniversary, Fr. Joe!


Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio ordained three men to the priesthood for the Diocese of Brooklyn at a Mass at St. James Cathedral-Basilica, 250 Cathedral Place, Downtown Brooklyn, on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Two of them are from Poland. We congratulate all of them and wish them a lot of God’s blessing in their new life of ministry to Christ and His Church.

strzeleckiFather Dariusz Strzelecki, 31, is a native of Poland. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and came to the U.S. to complete studies at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, Mich. He has served the last year leading up to his ordination at Our Lady of Czestochowa-St. Casimir parish, Sunset Park. Father Strzelecki will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving on Monday, June 6, at Our Lady of Czestochowa-St. Casimir. On Tuesday, June 7, he will travel to Poland and celebrate Mass with his family in the Basilica of St. Vincent de Paul, Bydgoszcz.

RajskiFather Daniel Rajski, 28, is a native of Poland. He recently completed studies at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, Mich. He also studied at seminary in Poland. He has served at Holy Cross, Maspeth; St. Matthias, Ridgewood; St. Josaphat, Bayside; and St. Patrick, Bay Ridge. Father Rajski will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving at Holy Cross, Maspeth, on Sunday, June 5, at 11 a.m., and his second at St. Patrick, Bay Ridge, on Sunday, June 12, at 11 a.m. He will celebrate a third Mass of Thanksgiving at his home parish, Transfiguration, Budziszewice, Poland, on Sunday, June 19.

Holy Thursday Mass…

During the Holy Mass offered by all the priests of our parish as well as Fr. Joseph Lachowski CM, former assistant at St. Stans, presently resident at Ozanam Hall in Queens, on Holy Thursday at 7 PM we celebrated three anniversaries: 1) the anniversary of the first Holy Mass, 2) the anniversary of the institution of ministerial priesthood to perpetuate the Holy Mass, to convey God’s forgiveness to repentant sinners and to preach the good news of salvation, 3) the anniversary of Jesus’ promulgation of Jesus’ new commandment of love: “Love one another as I have loved you.” Today we remembered how Jesus transformed the Jewish Passover into the New Testament Passover. Continue reading Holy Thursday Mass…

Holy Thursday

Today, as we begin the sacred Paschal Triduum,  we give thanks to God for two great sacraments established by Jesus Christ to help us live our lives in holiness and perfection – the Eucharist and Priesthood.

The night before Pope John Paul II’s funeral, Rome was filled with an estimated 5 million pilgrims who had come for the funeral Mass. Wherever they were gathered, all over the city, the whole night through, you could see priests hearing confessions in makeshift, outdoor confessionals, with signs around their necks or hanging from their chairs listing the languages they spoke. Continue reading Holy Thursday

Święcenia Kapłańskie – zdjęcia * Ordination’s photos

If you are interested to see an Ordination Ceremony of a new priests (of the Vincentian Fathers of the Province of Poland) in the seminary church in Krakow, click here…

                              or VIDEO  (in Polish)

Jeżeli jesteś zainteresowany jak wyglądają święcenia kapłańskie, znajdziesz tu zdjęcia ze święcen w kościele seminaryjnym Księży Misjonarzy w Krakowie dla Prowincji Polskiej.

                               albo VIDEO (po polsku)

Father Edmund Gutowski CM – 50th anniversary of priesthood

 50 years ago our parish bulletin Patron had printed those two articles on Fr. Ed:

The many years of expectations have drawn to a close. This was perhaps one of the many thoughts of Father Edmund Gutowski, C. M., one of our parishioners on Ascension Thursday. Why? Because on that May 26 he had stepped out of the chapel at Mary Immaculate Seminary, Northampton, Pa., “a priest forever, according to the order of Melchisedech.” Yes, a day of joy and expectation not only for his family and friends but also for us parishioners who have come to know and await this same expectation – the ordination to Christ’s Holy Priesthood. And we should indeed be proud of this fact that another member of the parish has received the Holy Sacrament of Holy Orders. Continue reading Father Edmund Gutowski CM – 50th anniversary of priesthood

Ksiądz Edmund Gutowski CM – 50 rocznica święceń kapłańskich

50 lat temu w parafialnej gazetce Św. Stanisława Kostki na Greenpoincie, ukazał sie następujący artykuł:

Nareszcie! Nareszcie długie lata i pracy, przygotowań, w dniu 26go maja tego roku dobiły do ostatecznej mety. W dniu tym jeden “z naszych młodych parafian, przez włożenie rąk biskupich otrzymał Ducha św, otrzymał tę niepojętą zaiste władzę sprowadzania Boga na ziemię, sprawowania ofiary mszy św., udzielania sakramentów św. W dniu tym usłyszał on zwrócone do siebie słowa: Ty jesteś kapłanem na wieki. Młodzieńcem tym, -którego matka i bracia żyją wśród nas  jest Ksiądz Edmund Gutowski, świeżo-wyświęcony kapłan i misjonarz. Continue reading Ksiądz Edmund Gutowski CM – 50 rocznica święceń kapłańskich