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:
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT, April 3, 2022
10:00AM – †Emily Fedon
THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS, April 08, 2022
PALM SUNDAY, April 10, 2022
10:00AM – † Gavino & Maria Talastas, Peter & Annie Nykoluk, Joselito Perez, Ana & Angel Santos, Angelito Santos,
Ernesto Perez, Ester Talastas
HOLY THURSDAY, April 14, 2022
6:00PM – † Józef, Julia
GOOD FRIDAY, April 15, 2022
10:00AM – LITURGY
HOLY SATURDAY, April 16, 2022
10:00AM – LITURGY, Blessing of Fire,
Pascal Candle, Water & Food
EASTER SUNDAY, April 17, 2022
10:00AM – Resurrection Mass and Procession
† Władysław, Józef, Julia
SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER/DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
April 24, 2022 10:00AM – † Walter Fedon, Marianna, Stanisław
EASTER TAKE OUT DINNER, May 1, 2022
LITURGICAL CALENDAR FOR APRIL 2022
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 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
We have been asked to keep the following people in our prayers:
April Birthdays: Tworek Zbigniew /01/, Greene John /02/, Gatiwan Efren /08/, Truong Tia /08/, Mischuk Katie /17/, Fransisco Phitier / 17/, Greene Emily /25/, 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, Sofia Gryz, Halina and Edward Mandat, Janina Dzwonek, Mary Skrypetz, Patricia and Claude Caya, Lorraine Fedon, Helen Krokosh, Josie Jackiewicz, Mary Golembioski, Emily Wasney, Donna Fedon, Rev. Tadeusz Czelen, Jennifer Bathan, Gail Grywinski, Elaine VanDenBussche
THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Fridays at 6:00 PM during Lent the Stations of the Cross will be celebrated in our Church. This is a wonderful way to deepen intimacy with Jesus and to be in solidarity with suffering people in our world. Come and pray with us April 08, 2022.
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 2022
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 2022 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.
Our Easter Wishes
What is the Lord saying to us this Easter? He is telling us that we no longer have to fear, for there is nothing we can ever do, there is no sin too great, there is no hurt to deep that cannot be forgiven by the power of the Resurrection! He is saying to us: I am Christ. Come all you nations; receive forgiveness for the sins that defile you. I am your forgiveness. I am the Passover that brings salvation. I am the Lamb that was sacrificed for you. I am your ransom, your life, your resurrection, your light. I am your salvation and your King. I will bring you to the heights of heaven. With my own right hand, I will raise you up, and I will draw you into my heart where you will live in the presence of God forever.
CHRIST IS ALIVE!
Christ is alive! Let Christians sing.
His cross stands empty to the sky.
Let streets and homes with praises ring.
His love in death shall never die.
Christ is alive! No longer bound
To distant years in Palestine,
He comes to claim the here and now
And conquer every place and time.
Not throned above, remotely high,
Untouched, unmoved by human pains,
But daily, in the midst of life,
Our Savior with the Father reigns.
In every insult, rift and war
Where color scorn or wealth divide,
He suffers still, yet loves the more
And lives, though ever crucified.
Christ is alive! His Spirit burns
Through this and every future age,
Till all creation lives and learns
His joy, his justice, love and praise.
– Brian A. Wren