Start Date: 03 June 2018
End Date: 03 June 2018
Place: 365 Burrows Ave.
OFFICE OF THE PRIME BISHOP
MOST REV. ANTHONY A. MIKOVSKY
May 15, 2018
To: The Parish Committees and Parishes of the Polish National Catholic Church
Re: A Time to honor our Clergy
My dear brothers and sisters,
During our most recent Supreme Council Meeting which was held at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral in Lancaster, NY on April 24-25, 2018, the Council members spent a significant amount of time discussing the present clergy of our Holy Church as well as the lack of vocations within the Church.
Among other items it was discussed that although the Parishes do treasure their own members of the clergy they may oftentimes take him for granted and not show him just how important he is within the life of the parish and the lives of the parishioners.
As a way to remedy this oversight, the Supreme Council voted to designate the first weekend in June, this year June 1-3, 2018, as P.N.C.C. Clergy Appreciation Weekend. It is hoped that during this time, and also possibly throughout the month of June which is Sacred Vocations Month within the Church, the parishes, as well as individual parishioners, will take a bit of time and effort to show their clergy what an important role they play within the parish and within each parishioner’s life.
Enclosed with this letter are two flyers (both in Black & White and Color) to place on the parish bulletin board or hang around the parish hall to remind everyone of this effort of the P.N.C.C. There is also a list of ideas for just how we can show appreciation to our clergy. Many of the items can be done by individual members of the parish and others might be done by Committees, organizations or groups of individuals.
The most important thing is that we honor our clergy and show them just how important they are within the life of the Church and each of our lives as well. Through this effort we can certainly bring joy to the bishops, priests and deacons of our Church and we might even encourage a young man to reflect on just how important this role is and consider a sacred vocation within the diaconate or priesthood.
During this weekend of June 1-3, 2018 let us all join together to pray for our clergy, pray for Sacred Vocations and also let our clergy know the impact that they have made in concrete ways.
With all good wishes and prayers as we celebrate the good work our clergy are accomplishing, I remain, Sincerely yours in Christ Jesus, our Risen Lord.