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Wednesday, 27 April 2016 00:00

New Superior General: Fr. Dariusz Wilk

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Michaelite fathers gathered for General Chapter in the General House in Warsaw, Poland, on April 25th appointed the new Superior General: Fr. Dariusz Wilk. The newly elected Father General was born June 21, 1967 r. He worked as a teacher in Minor Seminary in Miejsce Piastowe, was a pastor in Germany and then educator at the orphanage in Prałkowce. Since 2001, he was director of the Catholic High School in Krosno.
Thursday, 15 October 2015 00:00

Thanksgiving in Lucan, Ontario

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On October 9, 2015 the parish of St. Patrick in Lucan, Ontario, was giving thanks to God for the successful completion of the renovations of its church building. On that occasion the faithful of the parish gathered with the Ordinary of the diocese of London, His Excellency Bishop Ronald Peter Fabbro CSB to celebrate a thanksgiving Mass. In attendance were also priests from the community of St. Michael the Archangel of the North American Vice Province with their Superior Father Andrew Kowalczyk CSMA.

In his homily Bishop Fabbro stressed that the renovation of the church has to go hand in hand with the renovation of our hearts. He pointed to the Saint Michael as the patron in the fight against sin and evil which is present in our hearts. During the ceremony Bishop Fabbro also blessed a new tabernacle for the church.

Ks. Dariusz Lewandowski CSMA, pastor of St. Patrick Parish, in few words outlined two year process of renovations. The main accomplishments include: a new slate roof, renovated sanctuary and the main nave and ceiling of the church, the new lighting inside and outside of the church as well as a new sound system. Fr. Dariusz pointed out to the enormous generosity of parishioners of St. Patrick, who for the purpose of renovations have donated $ 1.1 million.

The renovated church, which adds a special charm with its tall tower crowned by a cross, permanently fits into the local landscape and will serve the local faithful for many years to come as a center of worship.
Friday, 25 September 2015 00:00

St Michael - our protector

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Every year we celebrate St. Michael the Archangel feast. This year we gathered on the 13th of September to pray and worship God through the intercession of Our Patron. Worshippers arrived from many parishes in Canada and Detroit. We started at 3 pm praying Holy Angels Chaplet, after that Fr. Andrew Kowalczyk and priests from our Viceprovince celebrated the Mass. We heard a great word of encouragement from Fr. Tomasz Wilisowski. He described beautiful relationship between human beings and St. Michael the Archangel. He emphasized that our Patron is a great Protector. Mass celebration was a good occasion to welcome a new priest from Poland (Fr. Mateusz Szerszen). We have dedicated the plaque in memory of Fr. Wladyslaw Krukar CSMA and then enjoyed "Agape" and concert of religious music by Getsemani from St Teresa Parish in Toronto.
Photos and video by Piotr Mastej

On April 14 at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica in London, Fr. Joseph Dabrowski from the Michaelite Fathers was ordained as a Bishop. What a truly remarkable celebration it was! 20 bishops from all across Canada and USA, with the Cardinal Thomas Collins and the Superior General of the Michaelite Fathers Kazimierz Radzik and about 150 diocesan priests, sisters and religious and many faithful from the diocese of London and beyond were in attendance. After the ceremony everyone was making remarks on the beauty of the celebration and a great spirit of a one family of the people of God. Please pray for Bishop Joe Dabrowski as he assumes the responsibility of the Auxiliary Bishop to Bishop Fabbro CSB in the administration of the Diocese of London. 

Photos copyright Helen Traczynski Photography
Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00

Rest in Peace

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It is with great sadness that we inform you all of the death of Jozef Chudy - father of Fr. Waclaw Chudy. The Funeral will take place Monday Feb 2nd in Ustrzyki Dolne in Poland at 1.30pm. 

To You, o Lord, we commend the soul of Jozef your servant;
in the sight of this world he is now dead, in Your sight may he live for ever.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.

 

Saturday, 31 January 2015 00:00

Congratulations Bishop Elect Jozef Dabrowski

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Pope Francis today named Rev. Joseph Dąbrowski, pastor of St. Mary’s parish in London and Superior of the North American Vice-Province of the Congregation of St. Michael the Archangel, an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of London, one of the largest English-speaking dioceses in Canada.

Thursday, 29 January 2015 00:00

Thank You Lord for Blessed Fr Markiewicz

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January the 30th is a day of Celebration among Michaelite Fathers. It is a day we thank God for life of Blessed Bronislaw Markiewicz. The liturgical memorial of our Founder is, as every year, an opportunity for us to gather together and to invite our friends to celebrate with us. We have invited our Guests (bishops and priests) to join us on January the 26th in Melrose, our Motherhouse, where we have sheared moments of Prayer and Festivities.

Bronislaw Markiewicz was born on July 13, 1842, in Eastern Poland, at the time annexed to the Russian empire, into a modest household that would eventually include eleven children. At the age of 18, he lost his faith. “I wanted to adapt to my teachers’ views,” he would write… “Along with faith in God, I lost the peace in my soul and my sense of interior harmony. I was overcome by sadness.” In his despair, Bronislaw turned to the great Polish authors. Touched by one of them, he fell to his knees and exclaimed, “My God, if You exist, make me know You! … May I see the Truth, and spend my life in thanksgiving! To gain this, I am willing to suffer any mortification.”

Let us Pray, through the intercession of Blessed Bronislaw Markiewicz, that we might follow God’s will throughout our whole life.

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