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APPEAL FOR 2018 EASTER GREETINGS for GOD’S FIELD

It is the time of year for us to appeal to you — the parishes, the Standard Church Organizations, the Supreme Management of the Polish National Union of America (Spójnia), its districts and branches, and the individual members of the Polish National Catholic Church — to publish your Easter greetings in the Official Publication of the Polish National Catholic Church, God’s Field—Rola Boża.

In past years your responses to our appeals have been very enthusiastic and we sincerely hope your generosity and support will continue this year.

The cost for publishing Easter greetings for individuals, parishes and organizations is $20.00.  Due to space constraints in the God’s Field page setup, greetings are limited to up to three (3) lines of text.

Example greetings:

Adoration Society of St. John’s Parish, Everytown, USA
Eve Adams, President
Wesolego Alleluja!

St. John’s Parish, Everytown, USA
Rev. Abel Adams, Pastor
ALLELUIA!  CHRIST IS RISEN!

 

ALL GREETINGS, ACCOMPANIED BY PAYMENTS, MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 1, 2018 IN ORDER TO BE INCLUDED IN THE MARCH ISSUE.  We no longer publish greetings submitted without payment, so please be sure to send in your payment with your greeting.
CLICK HERE FOR AN ORDER FORM TO DOWNLOAD, PRINT OUT, COMPLETE
AND SEND IN, WITH $20.00 PAYMENT, BY MARCH 1, 2018, TO:

God’s Field
1006 Pittston Avenue
Scranton, PA 18505

PNCC NUC Hymnal Selections for the Season of Lent

Please enjoy this selection of Lenten Hymns
recorded by the
Board of Directors of the National United Choirs
of the Polish National Catholic Church,
and use them to the Glory of God.

Ach, Mój Jezu
O, My Jesus

Bądź Mi Litościw
Be Merciful to Me

Dobranoc, Głowo Święta
Goodnight

Ludu, Mój Ludu
People, My People

Stała Matka Boleściwa
At the Cross

Wisi Na Krzyżu
He Hangs on the Cross

W Krzyżu Cierpienie
Cross of Compassion

When I survey the Wondrous Cross

Forty Days and Forty Nights

2018 Indepenence Day Celebration at Spojnia Farm

Mass celebrated by Most Rev. Anthony Mikovsky, Prime Bishop of the Polish National Catholic Church

Picnic featuring Polish and American picnic foods follow immediately after Mass.

Check back for more details closer to the event date!

Countdown to Convo 2018

The Central Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church is proud to announce that Convo 2018 will be held on the campus of The University of Scranton in Scranton, PA, July 23 through July 27, 2018.

YES! It’s time to get ready for the next P.N.C.C. National Youth Convocation.  Clear your schedule, reserve the last week of July 2018, and get ready for the absolutely best week of the year.

We have a great committee of hard-working youth who are leading all planning efforts:

President, Maddie Hughes; Vice President, Jake Gerardi;  2nd Vice president for Finance, Elizabeth Pfohl; Secretary, Rebecca Kotula; Treasurer, Nicholas Pfohl; Board Members, Timmy Stankowski, Jacob Stankowski, Victoria Konicki, Halle Maciag, Michael Cyman, Alex Mludzik, Zuzanna Pociecha, and Matt Kotula. There are also many other UYA members who are participating in many capacities alongside their committee.

President Maddie Hughes is putting out an open invitation to any young person in the Central Diocese to feel welcome in joining in the preparations of this fantastic event: “For kids interested in attending, you won’t regret it if you do. I have gone to three Convos so far.  At each one, I have learned so much about our Church and have also made some of the best friends in the world. Now, I can say I have friends in all different states and not just from my own parish.  You may not know what it’s all about, it’s a little different each time, but don’t worry. COME ANYWAY! This is an opportunity for kids young and old… even adults are welcome.”

If you feel this is the year you want to be part of a P.N.C.C. National Youth Convocation, we would love your personal support as well as the support of your parishes and seniorates.  Reach out to us and ask how you can help; there will be many types of opportunities, for example; chaperoning or underwriting portions of entertainment and supplies.  Something big or something small, all are equally important and are needed.  You are needed.

Up-to-date Convo 2018 information and news is posted on the following mediums:

Facebook: Convo2018

Website: convo2018.org

Fr. Jim Konicki email: frjim@convo2018.org

God bless our adult advisors, our Prime Bishop and Bishops, our Youth Chaplain, Fr. Jim Konicki, and all of you for helping to build our Church.

XV General Synod

Call for the XV General Synod

In accordance with Article VII.A Section 14 and Article VIII.A.(3) of the Constitution and Laws of the Polish National Catholic Church, I hereby issue the call for the XV General Synod to be held within the Western Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church.  The dates and site of the XV General Synod have been set by the Western Diocese as October 1-3, 2018 at Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, IL, nine miles from St.
Louis, MO.

The Parishes and Societies of the Polish National Catholic Church, as well as the Polish National Union, are reminded to elect their delegates in accordance with the Constitution and Laws of the Polish National Catholic Church.  The Parishes are reminded that the number of delegates that will be seated at the Synod will be in accordance with the obligations that have been paid to the Church by the end of its fiscal year on February 28, 2018.  The address to request Mandates will be published in a future edition of God’s Field and sent to all parishes with other information.

For the election of delegates to the General Synod, I encourage each Parish of the P.N.C.C. and Society or Organization of the Church or the P.N.U. to examine Article VII.A of the Constitution.

According to Article VII.A of the Constitution the composition of the Synod consists of 1) the active Bishops, 2) the members of the Supreme Council, 3) the vice-rector of the Seminary, 4) the Pastor or Administrator of each Parish, 5) the lay delegates of the Parish, 6) a delegate to be elected from the central body and each Diocesan sub-central body, if any, from each of the following United Societies and Organizations: a) the United Women’s Societies for the Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament; b) the United Young Men’s Societies of Resurrection; c) the National United Choirs of the Polish National Catholic Church; and (d) the National United Youth Association; 7) One delegate from the Board of Directors of the Polish National Union of America and one delegate from each Diocese of this Church located in the U.S.A. who shall be selected by the Board of Directors of the Polish National Union of America; 8) a delegate from the Education and Youth Commission; and 9) a delegate from Spojnia, Inc. Board of Directors.

The lay delegates from each Parish are to be elected according to Article VII.A, Section 2 of the Constitution.  It states that (1) Every lay delegate of a Parish shall be a member in good standing in his Parish and a member of this Church for not less than two (2) years as set forth in Article III and elected at an Annual Meeting or at a Parish Meeting duly called for this purpose.  (2) Each Parish shall have the right to elect at least one delegate and no Parish shall elect more than one delegate for every fifty (50) members, or a major fraction thereof, in good standing on its Parish roll.

Information regarding registration for the Synod and the making of room arrangements will be forwarded to each of the Parishes and Societies of the Church in the future.  A full agenda of the Synod will also be published in future editions of God’s Field.

Some important things to remember about this upcoming Synod are that we are trying to build on what was accomplished at the General Synod four years ago.  At that Synod a general plan of action was laid out to select five areas of focus: 1) Growth and Membership, 2) Increase Spirituality, 3) Lifelong Learning, 4) Sacred Vocations and 5) Community Involvement and Presence.  In an effort to build upon this plan we will have a number of sessions during the General Synod in 2018 where we will: 1) evaluate the work of the past four years and make suggestions for improvement, 2) discuss successes and challenges in each of the 5 areas, 3) further develop the 5 areas and create further directions of implementation and lastly 4) make a more concrete plan for the years 2018-2022.

I also want to bring to the attention of all that the 2018 General Synod has been planned for only three days.  These will be three full days of work.  This decision was made after extensive discussion with the Supreme Council and a report of a Supreme Council Subcommittee.  It was felt that this plan can certainly be accomplished, but it will require commitment and cooperation from everyone.  It is planned that all reports will be submitted and distributed to the delegates well in advance of the Synod and that there will only be time allowed on the Synod floor for questions and action on motions.

At each General Synod the membership of the National Commissions is set for the following four year period.  These names are submitted by the Prime Bishop with volunteers taken from the Synod delegates and then confirmed by the Synod body.  Although it is often only Synod delegates who become members of these Commissions, this is not required.  Anyone who is interested in working to help the Church on a Synodal Commission may submit their name.  Those submissions will be evaluated by the Prime Bishop and then presentation will be made to the General Synod.  The list of National Commissions is: 1) Constitution, 2) Mission and Evangelism, 3) Budget and Finance, 4) School of Christian Living, 5) Liturgy, 6) Church Doctrine, 7) Clergy Salary and Benefits, 8) History and Archives and 9) Sacred Vocations.  Please consider if your talents may help the Church in serving on one of these Commissions.  In a future edition of God’s Field a more extensive description of the work of each Commission will be given.

As a conclusion I ask that we each join in prayer that the upcoming Synod will be a spiritual success for the Church and that through it, its work and its plan, the entire Polish National Catholic Church may continue to better serve our Lord Jesus Christ and build up His kingdom on earth.

Prayer for the Church – Almighty and eternal God, You have called us to serve You through the Polish
National Catholic Church.  Hear our prayer for the Prime Bishop, the bishops, priests, deacons, the lay leaders and faithful of our Holy Church.  May Your gifts and blessings strengthen our resolve to serve You and by our example bring others into the Mystical Body of Christ.  May all that we do be for the glory of Your Name and the salvation of Your people.  By our faithful witness and service may we eventually be received into Your eternal kingdom.  We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen.

Most Rev. Anthony A. Mikovsky

Prime Bishop, Polish National Catholic Church

 

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