Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski of the Diocese of Brooklyn was among an estimated 8,000 people at the beatification Mass of Blessed Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński last month in Warsaw, Poland. Now, he said, Polish Catholics pray on the canonization to give the world “Saint Stefan Wyszyński.”
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Polish Catholics Still Hope For Canonization of Beloved Cardinal Wyszyński
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement of the beatification in Poland for the late Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński. Still, Polish Catholics in Brooklyn and Queens maintain their support for the cardinal’s cause for sainthood.
Poles Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Independence
One hundred years after the restoration of Polish independence from the German, Austrian and Russian Empires, Poles in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens gathered Oct. 20 in thanksgiving for their heritage at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights.
Animals Blessed In Maspeth
Father Pawel Lis of Holy Cross, Maspeth, welcomed and blessed pets of all kinds in the rectory garden. Dogs, cats, birds and even a few insects were brought out to receive the blessing and celebrate the Feast of St. Francis Assisi, the patron saint of animals.
Polish-Jewish Dialogue Honors B’klyn Auxiliary
New York’s Polish-Jewish Dialogue Committee honored Polish-born Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski for his support for them and for his 25th anniversary of his ordination.
It’s Official! Seven Are Now Priests of Diocese
After having collectively ministered in Brooklyn and Queens for nearly 60 years, seven foreign-born priests have begun the new year as official priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Newest Members of the Knights And Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre
The following members of the Diocese of Brooklyn were invested into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Nov. 18 by Cardinal Edward O’Brien at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Manhattan:
B’klyn’s ‘Polish’ Bishop Marks 25 Years as Priest
To celebrate the silver jubilee of Bishop Witold Mroziewski’s priesthood, five bishops, representatives of the various Polish communities in the diocese, his parishioners and family, gathered Oct. 9 at Holy Cross Church, Maspeth, for a Mass of thanksgiving.
Fencing Game ‘On Point’ for Maspeth Parishioner
Bernard Witek, a rising senior at Loyola School, Manhattan, and a parishioner at Holy Cross, Maspeth, runs cross-country and plays baseball during the school year, but in the summer, it’s all fencing all the time.
Polish Bishop to Accompany WYD Pilgrims to Krakow
Brooklyn Auxiliary Bishop Witold Mroziewski, a native of Poland, is going to World Youth Day (WYD) with 400 pilgrims from Brooklyn and Queens, as well as Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio and Auxiliary Bishop Octavio Cisneros. The bishop sees a deep connection between the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis and celebrating World Youth Day in Krakow, a city rich in history in the southern part of Poland.