St. Mary’s Parish
Polish National Catholic Church
365 Burrows Ave. Winnipeg, MB R2W 1Z9 • Tel. (204) 586-3825
Rev. Bob Kay – Administrator
Celebration of the Eucharist and Mass Intentions:
PALM SUNDAY, April 2, 2023
10:00AM – † Gavino & Maria Talastas, Peter & Annie Nykoluk, Joselito Perez, Ana & Angel Santos, Angelito Santos,
Ernesto Perez, Ester Talastas, Emily Fedon
HOLY THURSDAY, April 6, 2023
6:00 PM – † Józef, Julia, Richard
GOOD FRIDAY, April 7, 2023
10:00 AM – LITURGY
HOLY SATURDAY, April 8, 2023
10:00 AM – LITURGY, Blessing of Fire,
Pascal Candle, Water & Food
EASTER SUNDAY, April 9, 2023
10:00 AM – Resurrection Mass and Procession
† Władysław, Józef, Julia, Fr. Tadeusz Czelen
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER/DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY,
April 16, 2023 – 10:00 AM – † Marianna, Stanisław
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER, April 23, 2023
10:00 AM † Walter Fedon
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER, April 30, 2023
10:00 AM † Marianna, Witold
EASTER DINNER, April 30, 2023
LITURGICAL CALENDAR FOR APRIL 2023
April 01 – Birth of Bishop Francis Hodur – Organizer of the Polish National Catholic Church
Born: April 1, 1866, in the village of Żarki, six miles from Cracow, Poland. Ordained to the priesthood August 19, 1893, in St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton, PA. Took charge of Saint Stanislaus Parish, March 14, 1897. Elected Bishop of the Polish National Catholic Church, Sept. 29, 1907, at Utrecht, Holland, by Archbishop Gerard Gull and bishops John Van Thiel and Peter Spit of the Old Catholic Church of Holland. Died: February 16, 1953, at Scranton, PA. Buried in the St. Stanislaus Cathedral Cemetery at Scranton, PA, February 21, 1953. His religious work will always live in the hearts of men.
April 25 – Mark, Evangelist – Quick Facts
- He was born in the Pentapolis or Qairawan (Now Tunisia or Libya according to other sources) approximately 15 years after our Lord was born.
- He witnessed the preaching of our Lord in Palestine as well as his passion.
- He is the author of the earliest Gospel to be written (it was written in Greek).
- He was the founder of Christianity in Egypt or in Alexandria at least. He came to Alexandria approximately 48 A.D.
- He was martyred in 68 A.D. when pagans of Serapis tied him to a horse’s tail and dragged him through the streets of Alexandria’s district of Bokalia for two days until his body was torn to pieces.
April 30 – Joseph the Workman
The Holy Church sets aside May 1st to give honor to St. Joseph and to restore dignity to labor. The Church wants people to have private property and to work out a decent livelihood through their labors. She knows that through this private property a person will have more initiative and be more diligent. Labor will be more dignified as it was for St. Joseph.
Since Joseph does not appear in Jesus’ public life, at his death, or resurrection, many historians believe Joseph probably had died before Jesus entered public ministry.
Joseph is also patron of the universal Church, fathers, carpenters, and social justice.
COMMEMORATING THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED IN THE ST. MARY`S CEMETERY (PERPETUAL CARE):
We have been asked to keep the souls of the following people in our prayers: Michael Prach, Helena & Mikołaj Benczarski, Christina Walton, Helen Chmielowiec, Walter & Stella Maciurzynski, Konstanty Jackiewicz, Very Rev. Waclaw Cwieka, Christine Maciurzynski, Marianna Janiszewska, Anne & Marion Tylipski, Jessie Chorniuk, Walter Fedon, Frank Payonk, Veronika Sosnowski., Rev. Tadeusz Czelen, Sofia Gryz, Mary Skrypetz, Emily Wasney, Eleanor Komadowski,
April Birthdays: Tworek Zbigniew /01/, Gatiwan Efren /08/, Truong Tia /08/, Mischuk Katie /17/, Germinario Maria /26/, Angelo Gatiwan /26/
April Wedding Anniversaries: Feliciano Samson & Jenny /10/, Banaga Bernard & Virginita /27/, Mandat Edward & Halina /28/
DAILY INTERCESSION FOR OUR SICK AND HOMEBOUND
In every bulletin a list of sick parishioners is published to be included in daily prayers. While we all may not be able to visit in person, cards and phone calls are a way to uplift these parishioners. The following are our brothers and sisters of St. Mary`s who are currently homebound, suffering from chronic illness, in recovery or in need of special prayers. Especially: Sofia Wolejszo, Chantalle Witon, Helena Wolejszo, Lloyd Mazur, Myron Mischuk, Bernice Payonk, Rose Budzinski, Halina and Edward Mandat, Janina Dzwonek, Patricia and Claude Caya, Mary Golembioski, Lorraine Fedon, Donna Fedon, Gail Grywinski, Elaine VanDenBussche, Martin Mikolajczyk
SUPPORT THE FUTURE OF OUR PARISH
A bequest to St. Mary`s Parish may be the most meaningful charitable gift you will ever make. Thank you to everyone for their generous donations to the Parish.
MEMBERS DUES 2023
To continue to be a member at the Saint Mary’s Parish and a member of the Polish National Catholic Church each adult will be responsible for paying the dues. Total dues for 2023 per Adult Member: $100.00 per year. The parish itself has an obligation to pay dues according to the number of active members to the General Church.
OUR PARISH CEMETERY
For those who do not know, our parish has a cemetery located at 360 McIvor Ave. This beautiful setting is replete with the history and memory of those who served our parish and worshiped with us. If you and your family are at the stage of preplanning for your Christian funeral and other matters, please consider a resting place in our Catholic Cemetery. If you have questions in relation to these issues, please see Fr. Bob Kay.
Jesus came to earth,
To show us how to live,
How to put others first,
How to love and how to give.
Then He set about His work,
That God sent Him to do;
He took our punishment on Himself;
He made us clean and new.
He could have saved Himself,
Calling angels from above,
But He chose to pay our price for sin;
He paid it out of love.
Our Lord died on Good Friday,
But the cross did not destroy
His resurrection on Easter morn
That fills our hearts with joy.
Now we know our earthly death,
Like His, is just a rest.
We’ll be forever with Him
In heaven, where life is best.
So we live our lives for Jesus,
Think of Him in all we do.
Thank you Savior; Thank you Lord.
Help us love like you!
Without Easter, there would be no hope of heaven. Without the hope of heaven, there would be no repentance, no personal transformation, no attempt to follow biblical principles.
Without Easter, the world would be in chaos and darkness. Jesus’ death and resurrection means we can be reborn, to live better, to do better, to shine light into the shadows. Hallelujah!
BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY EASTER!
Father Bob Kay & Parish Committee