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35th Anniversary Celebration

Autonomous Province of New England of the Congregation of the Mission was erected on January 25, 1975, Congregation’s Foundation Anniversary, by decree of  Superior General, Most Reverend James Richardson CM. However, as the inauguration date was not specified in the decree, April 23, Feast of St. Adalbert, the Bishop, Patron of Poland was chosen by the Superior General to declare the new Province of New England being erected at the end of solemn Holy Mass at St. Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr Church in New Haven, CT,  with the blessing of Most Reverend John F. Whealon, Bishop of Hartford. New Haven is the first location of Missioners coming in to Diocese of  Hartford  from Krakow in 1904.  It became first Provincial Residence as well with Fr. Henry Sawicki CM installed as first Visitor.  Most confreres of the new Province and many Confreres from Eastern Province attended and concelebrated that special Eucharist.

This year, the Province celebrates its 35th anniversary. As in the day of erection, concelebrated Holy Mass said in the De Paul Provincial Residence in Manchester, CT on Friday, April 23, will be the culminate event of jubilee celebration.   Below is given more detailed schedule of Jubilee events.

** Download celebration schedule in PDF **

Thursday, April 22, 2010

3:00 PM
The History of the New England Province

Presented by Charles Kaczynski, PhD
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Sharing Our Own Story
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6:00 PM
Dinner at the Adams Mill Restaurant

Friday, April 23, 2010

9:00 AM
Jubilee Mass

Rev. Chester Mrowka CM, main Celebrant and Homilist

10:30 AM
A Presentation of our Confreres’ Visions

for the Future of the New England Province
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Discussion

12:30 PM
Informal Lunch

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