|Diocese Mother Day in Koptyovka|
|Monday, 07 May 2012 10:14|
Diocese Mother Day is celebrated already for several years on the first Sunday of May in Grodno diocese. Main celebrations take place in Koptyovka where people pray for all mothers, both dead and alive. Two years ago the church in Koptyovka was given the status of the Sanctuary of Czestochowa Mother of God via the decree of bishop Aleksander Kaszkiewicz.
This year Mother Day was on the 6th of May. Foot pilgrimage from Grodno to Koptyovka gathered children and parents, priests and clergymen and started from the morning Holy mass in Grodno Franciscan Church. The pilgrims took with them the copy of the icon of Jesus the Merciful, the peregrination of which is on among the parishes since 2011.
Bishop Aleksander Kaszkiewicz addressed the public and told shortly the history of the church in Koptyovka, about the founder and the first archpriest of the parish fr. Yan Khrabashch-Khrabensky. This year on the 25th of March we celebrated the 70th anniversary of his death. The bishop underlined the devotional service of fr. Leshek Domogalo, who exerted all his efforts to renovate the church.
Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti served the Homily. “For me it’s great joy to meet people of God so strong in their faith,” – marked the representative of Most Holy Father. The Archbishop Gugerotti paid attention to the aspects of parental vocation. “That's very vulnerable”, - mentioned Apostolic Nuncio, “when the closest people of a child – parents- quarrel and find no mutual understanding. The result of it is the destroyed world of the child.”
Fr. Jerzy Martinowicz
|Updated Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:08|