PIETRASIK, Reverend Father Eugene, CR
August 25, 2012
Classified Type: Obituaries & Death Notices
PIETRASIK, Reverend Father Eugene, CR The Congregation of the Resurrection sadly announces the death of Father Eugeniusz Pietrasik on August 25, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Kitchener, Ontario. He was 57 years old, in his 37th year of religious life and 32nd year of ministerial priesthood. Father Pietrasik is predeceased by his father Stanislaw. He is the beloved son of Janina, and brother of Stanislaw, Lechoslaw, Jan, Jolanta, Ewa, Marian, Cecylia, Waclaw, Szymon, Karolina and Damian and their families. Father Pietrasik professed his religious vows in the Congregation of the Resurrection on August 15, 1975 and was ordained to the ministerial priesthood on May 23, 1981 in Poland. He began his ministry teaching religious studies in Krakow and Zlocieniec, and after five years transferred from the Polish Province of the Congregation to the Ontario - Kentucky Province where he served in Polish speaking parishes, staffed by the Resurrectionists, in the Diocese of Hamilton. He served as Associate Pastor at St. Stanislaus Parish, Hamilton, Sacred Heart Parish, Kitchener and St. Joseph's Parish, Brantford. He was appointed Pastor of St. Stanislaus, Hamilton and since 2005 served as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Kitchener. Father Pietrasik was currently serving as Chaplain for the Royal Canadian Legion Polish Veteran's Branch #412 Kitchener. His life of faithful service enabled him to touch the lives of many people during his life of dedicated ministry. Visitation for Father Pietrasik will take place at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 66 Shanley St., Kitchener, on Monday, September 3rd from 2-9 p.m. A Vigil Service will be held at the Church at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4th. Interment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. Reception to follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Donations in Father Pietrasik's memory may be made payable to the Congregation of the Resurrection and forwarded to 265 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G7, or arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario, 519-745-8445 or www.erbgood.com
O Virgin priestly you who are the protectress of the Catholic hierarchy, enlighten and fortify our bishops that they are the vigilant pastors and leaders training your people. - Expand your powerful protection of our Holy Father the Pope, so that a firm hand to guide and secure the boat of your Church, through the storms and convulsions of the modern world, to the port of eternity.
August Queen of heaven and earth, O divine thief of my heart, draw all souls to you and chaining them to your heart virginal by the unbreakable bond of love so pure and so enthusiastic that they no longer live that to love you and please you, now in the shadows of exile, and soon in the splendor of eternal homeland. So be it!
P. Ignatius Mary OFM Imprimatur: Fr Paulus, CP Metis, 16.6.1925. E. Emel, vic. gen. (F. Conrad, Metz)