Monthly Archives: September 2014

October 30, Katowice Archcathedral

October 30
In the Archdiocese of Katowice
The DEDICATION of the ARCHCATHEDRAL in KATOWICE
Feast
In the Archcathedral – Solemnity

The Diocese of Katowice was set up by Pope Pius XI. Its first bishop, August Hlond, the subsequent Primate of Poland, decided to build the cathedral, which was finally erected by its successors: Arkadiusz Lisiecki and Stanisław Adamski. The Church of Christ the King was consecrated in 1955 and was soon elevated to the status of cathedral. Built thanks to the contributions of the believers, it is a meaningful proof of the deep devotion of the people of Silesia. Since 1992, the cathedral has served as the metropolitan church.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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October 29, Częstochowa Archcathedral Basilica

October 29
In the Archdiocese of Częstochowa
The DEDICATION of the ARCHCATHEDRAL BASILICA   in CZĘSTOCHOWA
Feast
In the Archcathedral Basilica  – Solemnity

Toward the end of the 19th century, the erection of the new church commenced in Częstochowa. It was dedicated to the Holy Family in 1907. After the creation of the Diocese of Częstochowa in 1925, it was made cathedral. When the erection had been finished, the first Bishop of Częstochowa, Teodor Kubina, ceremoniously consecrated the church on 29 October 1950. Pope John XXIII made it basilica, and, upon creating the Archdiocese of Częstochowa in 1992, it started to serve as the metropolitan cathedral.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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October 25, Koszalin Cathedral

October 25
In the Diocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg
The DEDICATION of the CATHEDRAL in KOSZALIN
Feast
In the Cathedral – Solemnity

The Marian Church in Koszalin was built between the years 1300 and 1333 in the Pomeranian Gothic style. In 1534 it was taken over by Protestants. It was regained by Catholics when the lands became Polish again. It was dedicated on 1 October 1945. After the creation of the Diocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, it became its cathedral. On 25 October 1983 the first Bishop of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg, Ignacy Jeż, ceremoniously dedicated the cathedral to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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October 25, The Translation of St Adalbert’s Relics (Przeniesienie Relikwii św. Wojciecha)

October 25
In the Archdiocese of Gniezno
The TRANSLATION of ST ADALBERT’S RELICS
Obligatory memorial

The memorial of the Translation of St Adalbert’s (the first patron of Poland) Relics was reintroduced in 2000. It was initially established as early as the 12th century. It commemorates the translation of the relics from the saint’s tomb to the altar of the archcathedral in Gniezno.
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October 24, Bl John Adalbert (Jan Wojciech) Balicki

October 24
In the Archdiocese of Przemyśl
BLESSED JOHN ADALBERT BALICKI, PRESBYTER
Obligatory memorial

John Adalbert (Jan Wojciech) Balicki was born in Staromieście near Rzeszów on 25 January 1869. He entered the seminary in Przemyśl, where he was ordained on 20 July 1892. He was a fervent lecturer, tutor and finally the rector of the Przemyśl Seminary. He was famous as a confessor, spiritual director and, above all, a man of prayer and paragon of humility. He died on 15 March 1948 in Przemyśl. He was beatified by John Paul II in Kraków on 18 August 2002.

Common of Pastors.

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October 23, St Joseph (Józef) Bilczewski

October 23
SAINT JOSEPH BILCZEWSKI, BISHOP
Optional memorial

Joseph (Józef) Bilczewski was born in 1860 in Wilamowice, near Bielsko-Biała. He was ordained in 1884. After graduating in Kraków, Vienna, Rome and Paris, he worked as a teacher in Kęty and Kraków. In 1891 he became a professor of dogmatic theology at the Lviv University, and in 1900 an ordinary of the Archdiocese of Lviv. He obtained the allowance from Pope Pius X for celebrating the feast of the Queen of Poland in his archdiocese, which was later expended over other dioceses. He published books and articles as a social activist. He toned down national conflicts in the archdiocese. He died in 1923 in Lviv.

Common of Pastors.

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October 22, Tarnów Cathedral Basilica

October 22
In the Diocese of Tarnów
The DEDICATION of the CATHEDRAL BASILICA in TARNÓW
Feast
In the Cathedral Basilica  – Solemnity

After Christianity had taken roots in Poland, the wooden Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary was built in Tarnów. Toward the end of the 14th century, it was replaced with the brick one. Bl James Strepa was ordained there in 1392. In 1400 a collegiate dome was placed nearby. When the Diocese of Tarnów was set up in 1785, the church became cathedral. In 1972 Pope Paul VI made it minor basilica.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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October 22, Sandomierz Cathedral Basilica

October 22
In the Diocese of Sandomierz
The DEDICATION of the CATHEDRAL BASILICA in SANDOMIERZ
Feast
In the Cathedral Basilica – Solemnity

In the beginning of the 12th century, the church was erected in Sandomierz and the collegiate dome was placed nearby. Both Bl Vincent Kadłubek and Bl Ceslaus served there. In its place in 1360 King Casmir the Great built the new, more impressive Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1382 it was ceremoniously consecrated. After the creation of the Diocese of Sandomierz it became its cathedral, and on its 600th anniversary it obtained the title of basilica.

Common of the Dedication of a Church.

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October 22, St John Paul II (Jan Paweł II)

October 22
SAINT JOHN PAUL II, POPE
Obligatory memorial

Karol Józef Wojtyła was born in 1920 in Wadowice. Ordained in Kraków, he went on to study theology in Rome. Upon returning to Poland, he performed various pastoral and academic duties. Consecrated auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Kraków, he became its Metropolitan Archbishop in 1964. He participated in the works of the Second Vatican Council. On 16 October 1978 he was elected pope and chose the name John Paul II. As a zealous pastor he cared about people, above all families, and the young and sick. He made numerous apostolic journeys to the most distant corners of the world. The special fruit of his spirituality are: rich magisterium, as well as the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the canon law of the Roman and Eastern Churches. He died in Rome on 2 April 2005, on the eve of Divine Mercy Sunday.

Common of Pastors.

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October 21, Bl James Strepa (Jakub Strzemię)

October 21
BLESSED JAMES STREPA, BISHOP
Obligatory memorial

James (Jakub) was born about 1340. At a young age, he entered the Order of Franciscans and became known as a zealous missionary of Eastern Borderlands. In 1391 he became Archbishop of Halicz-Lviv. He had a special devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed Virgin. He died on 20 October 1409.

Common of Pastors.

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