"It is...Our will that Catholics should abstain from certain appellations which have recently been brought into use to distinguish one group of Catholics from another. They are to be avoided not only as 'profane novelties of words,' out of harmony with both truth and justice, but also because they give rise to great trouble and confusion among Catholics. Such is the nature of Catholicism that it does not admit of more or less, but must be held as a whole or as a whole rejected: 'This is the Catholic faith, which unless a man believe faithfully and firmly; he cannot be saved' (Athanasian Creed). There is no need of adding any qualifying terms to the profession of Catholicism: it is quite enough for each one to proclaim 'Christian is my name and Catholic my surname,' only let him endeavour to be in reality what he calls himself." -- Pope Benedict XV, Ad Beatissimi Apostolorum 24 (1914)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Death Notification: Father Eugene Pietrasik

PIETRASIK, Reverend Father Eugene, CR
August 25, 2012

Classified Type: Obituaries & Death Notices
Location: Kitchener

PIETRASIK, Reverend Father Eugene, CR
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


Eternal Rest grant unto him, o Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.  May his soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace.  

O Mary, Queen of the Clergy , You are the Mother of the Church, the queen of the missions, the ideal complete and attractive of all the ecclesiastical virtues, deign to sow, with a royal profusion, the grace of priestly vocations and missionaries the pure in heart of the first communicants, prepare yourself the souls of young Levites to dangerous functions of the sacred ministry, fill out the priests, your favorite son, the burning heat of an untiring zeal, and garnish the holiness and Science for their glorious mission.

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)

1 comment:

  1. hello, i am a tradional catholic. my cousin was a resurrectionist bishop, robert dehler. anyone knew of him?