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and the Parish Committee of
St. Valentine’s Parish
cordially invite you to the
One Hundredth Anniversary Celebration Mass
in St. Valentine’s Church
2330 Margaret Street
Sunday, September Twenty Sixth
two thousand and ten
at three o’clock in the afternoon
and to the
One Hundredth Anniversary Banquet
at Regency Caterers
2378 Orthodox Street
at four : thirty o’clock in the afternoon
Tyle lat my Ci o Panie,
służbę wierną wypełniali,
szli ku słońcu w świt zaranie,
łańcuch niewoli targali,
łańcuch niewoli targali.
O bodajem wierni byli,
o bodajem ten sztandar święty
aż do zgonu naszej chwili
w duszy w sercu był rozpięty,
w duszy w sercu był rozpięty.
Philadelphia, PA, September 26, 2010
Dear Sisters and Brothers!
As we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of St. Valentine’s Parish, we offer our prayers of thanksgiving to Almighty God for the many blessings our Parish has received. We are grateful for the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, as it has been taught and preserved in the Polish National Catholic Church, for our founder, Bishop Francis Hodur, for our parents and grandparents who followed him in seeking a more abundant spiritual life and organized our Parish, and for the dedication of many priests, parish organizations, and parishioners who have constantly labored for God’s glory and for the good of people through our Church.
With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the priests, and the faithful of St. Valentine’s Parish have been strengthened to live the Christian life, follow the will of God, and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Polish Heritage to others for 100 years. Today, our Savior continues to bless us and call us to give witness of his love to those who are mostly in need. Our Patron St. Valentine’s, patron of Love is praying for us and teaching us true unconditional Love without selfishness. The Love who is God Himself.
On this solemn occasion, I extend words of gratitude for yours and your ancestors dedication, untiring work, generosity, and loyalty to St. Valentine’s Parish, and the whole Church. May this 100th Jubilee be a moment for renewal of our faith and devotion! May the deeds of our predecessors prompt us to sustain faithfully our rich Christian and Polish Heritage! May the Holy Spirit, who filled Blessed Virgin Mary and She conceived the Son of God our Lord Jesus Christ, enlighten all of us that we keep fulfilling His will in our lives!
May God continue to bless us in our endeavors!
With every good wishes and prayers, I remain,
Father Krzysztof M. Mendelewski, Pastor