Father Major Sławomir Andrew Biliński of the Polish National Catholic Church served as 2011 Pulaski Day Parade Military Marshal.
Polish-born priest and doctor, Father Major Slawomir Andrew Bilinski has a distinguished career of service in military and civilian settings. After arriving in the U.S. as a priest in the Polish National Catholic Church, he was assigned to Holy Mother of Sorrows PNC Church in Dupont, PA, where he served as pastor until 2000. After earning a B.S. in pre-medical studies at Wilkes University, Father Bilinski entered Thomas Jefferson University Medical College in Philadelphia and joined the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant. Upon completion of his medical degree in 2004, he was promoted to Captain and served his internship in Emergency Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital and residency training at the Underwood Memorial Hospital of Thomas Jefferson University. At that time, Father Bilinski also assisted at St. Valentine’s Church in Philadelphia.
In 2007, Captain Bilinski was transferred to Brooke Army Hospital and Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX, where he served as medical doctor in the Emergency Room, Troop Clinic, and wounded soldiers unit. He was promoted to the rank of Major in October, 2010.
Major Bilinski now serves a triple vocation as U.S. Army officer, priest and physician by caring for our soldiers and their families at Fort Lee, Virginia. When he visits his hometown of Philadelphia, he assists with Father Krzysztof Mendelewski at St. Valentine’s Church on Margaret Street, in the Frankford section of Philadelphia.
Thanks to all those who marched in Pulaski Parade Kathy, Helen, Michael Hull, Robert, Patricia, Andrew Haeberle, Barbara Zazula, Susan Lerke, Anna Mendelewski, Ewelina Zawieja, Adam Mendelewski, Michael Anthony, Andy Stachowicz, Ewelina Filyushchenko, Wlodek Kwiatkowski, Iza Topa with children; Dominick & Agatka, and their aunt Ania and uncle Jacek. Thanks to Adam and Aneta Zazula for providing lunch after the Parade, and to Fran Bonikowski for a donation for the bus.