Wednesday, November 08, 2006

St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish Lives Again, Briefly, at Noon on Sunday

On Sunday, November 12, 2006, the parishioners of St. Stanislaus Kostka will celebrate the feast of its Patron with a 12:00 PM Mass at the Church of St. Matthew on Warburton Avenue in Hastings-on-Hudson.

A descendant of the man who called a meeting in 1914 to discuss the founding of the church will carry the icon of St. Stanislaus down the center aisle. The members of the disbanded choir have reassembled to sing Polish hymns honoring its patron and petitioning Our Lord for protection and fortitude.

"Marija, Marija" will be played as an Offertory meditation and I will pray for the survival of my two parishes, so similar and so rare.

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