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Election of the next Provincial superior confirmed

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In recent weeks the community of New England Province has got through the process of electing the next provincial superior. After more than one round of voting by all Provincial Confreres, the winner was elected. At the beginning of the Holy Week the result has just been approved by the Superior General and his Council. And yesterday, April 16, 2022 the confirmation was officially announced.

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Catholic Prayer for Ukraine

a-ukrCatholic Prayer for Ukraine  O Lord our God, look down with mercy on the Ukrainian people. Protect and save them from the unjust aggressors who seek to subdue them. Grant them steadfast trust in your mercy and protection.   O Mother of God, who gave us your miraculous icon at Zarvanytsia, intercede for the Ukrainian people, who run to the shelter of your mercy in their times of need.   O Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on us. Grant peace and protection to the people of Ukraine. Give them strength and courage to defend what is good, right, and holy. Keep them safe from harm and provide for all their needs, both temporal and spiritual.  Hear our prayers, O Lord, and deliver us from distress, for You are merciful and compassionate and love mankind. To You we give glory: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer written by Carrie Chuff, a Ukrainian Greek Catholic mom and contributing writer at Catholic Icing.

Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine

popeFraIn unity with Pope Francis, in all our Vincentian (NEPCM) parishes, on Friday, March 25th, 2022, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, we prayed the Act of Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Blessed Mother. We prayed for the nd of war and peace for the people of Ukraine. We hope that peace will be restored to Ukraine soon…

  Please pray the Consecration prayer yourself…

O Mary, Mother of God and our mother, in this time of trial we turn to you. As our mother, you love us and know us: No concern of our hearts is hidden from you. Mother of mercy, how often we have experienced your watchful care and your peaceful presence! You never cease to guide us to Jesus, the prince of peace.

Yet we have strayed from that path of peace. We have forgotten the lesson learned from the tragedies of the last century, the sacrifice of the millions who fell in two world wars. We have disregarded the commitments we made as a community of nations. We have betrayed peoples’ dreams of peace and the hopes of the young. We grew sick with greed, we thought only of our own nations and their interests, we grew indifferent and caught up in our selfish needs and concerns.

We chose to ignore God, to be satisfied with our illusions, to grow arrogant and aggressive, to suppress innocent lives and to stockpile weapons. We stopped being our neighbor’s keepers and stewards of our common home. We have ravaged the garden of the earth with war, and by our sins we have broken the heart of our heavenly Father, who desires us to be brothers and sisters. We grew indifferent to everyone and everything except ourselves. Now with shame, we cry out: Forgive us, Lord!

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Thank You Father Łukasz!

Sztorc   Our Province said goodbye to Father Łukasz Sztorc, who has worked in our Province (St. Stanislaus Kostka, Greenpoint) for the last three years. Father Łukasz went back to the Polish Province on February 23, 2022 because his visa has ended.
We would like to thank him for his dedicated service at St. Stanislaus Kostka parish and our Province. He was doing really great job while being in our Province, serving faithfully the people and setting a great priestly life example to all of us. He is a great confrere who tried to offered much of his time to our Vincentian Community of the New England Province.
We all wish Him an abundance of God’s blessings and graces in his new assignment.
We assure him of remembrance in our prayers.
Thank you. Father Łukasz

Rev. Waclaw Hlond, CM

HlondWe just want to inform you that on February 11th, 2022, Rev. Wacław Hlond CM, a resident priest of St. Joseph in Ansonia, was transported from Lord Chamberlain Rehab Center to:
Apple Rehab Hewitt
45 Maltby Street
Shelton, CT 06484
Fr. Wacław will stay there permanently due to his health condition and an older age.
Our Province keep Him in our prayers. We believe that it is the best way to take care of His needs and health issues. Fr. Wacław is pleased with his new accommodation and the help He receives there.
After falling in his room and not being able to climb stairs, he was taken to the Griffin Hospital. After few days He was sent to Lord Chamberlain Short Term Rehab Center in Shelton, CT., where he spent three weeks.
Fr. Mitchell Wanat CM visits Him daily.

Farewell to New Haven

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Exactly 120 years ago, on December 28, 1901 Most Rev. Michael Tierney, the 6th Bishop of Hartford erected the parish of St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr in New Haven, Connecticut. His decision met the needs of Polish immigrants in the area organized in the Society of Saint Stanislaus. At the beginning the parish didn’t have their own place of worship.

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