With a deep sadness I would like to inform you about the death of our longstanding and active member of the John Paul II Foundation South California Chapter, Mrs. Janeczki Dubickiej-Kosowicz. She passed away on April 1, 2016 at age 86. It is very difficult to say good-by to a Person who was with us recently. She was always kind, smiling, friendly and eager to help. Mrs. Janeczka was very active in our local Polonia’s community as well as at the Polish American Congress where she was an active member and at the Polish Senior House “Szarotka” in Los Angeles. Mrs. Janeczka’s death is a great loss for our community. We will miss her always smiling face.
To Mr. Franciszek Kosowicz, Ms. Teresa Dudzick and entire Family, we would like to express our condolences and assure about our prayers.
Funeral service will take place on April 14, 2016 at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Ave., Calver City, CA 90230.
Polish Vaticanista’s New Book Looks at Those Who Knew Him Best
April 5, 2016 Deborah Castellano Lubov Interviews, John Paul II
On the evening of April 2, 2005, Wlodzimierz Redzioch, a Polish journalist who worked for more than 30 years for the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, was with the thousands praying in St. Peter’s Square. In this way, he wanted to show his closeness to the dying Pope. Then the announcement: John Paul II died at 9:37 p.m.
The beloved Pope’s death left a great void within Redzioch, because he lost not only the Pope, but also the point of reference in his life, a father. He tried to fill the void left by the Pope in various ways. As a journalist, he began interviewing people who knew Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, including Pope Benedict XVI. Twenty-two interviews have been published in his book: “Stories about Saint John Paul II told by His Close Friends and Co-Workers” by Ignatius Press (www.ignatius.com/Products/STJP-H/stories-about-saint-john-paul-ii.aspx).
Every second Sunday of Easter, the Catholic Church commemorates the Divine Mercy. On this occasion and in the Jubilee, the Pope presides over a Mass in St. Peter's Square.
Mercy is an open book – and it's our task to write it, Pope says.
Vatican City, Apr 3, 2016 (CNA/EWTN News) - On Divine Mercy Sunday Pope Francis said the “Gospel of Mercy” begun by Jesus and the apostles is still unfinished, and is an open book that each person is called to write through their words and actions.
“The Gospel is the book of God’s mercy, to be read and reread, because everything that Jesus said and did is an expression of the Father’s mercy,” the Pope said April 3.