Poland, Góra Kalwaria
July 31, 2012
Poland: Father Tadeusz Wyszomierski, MIC, passed away
It is with great sorrow that we report the death of Fr. Tadeusz Antoni Wyszomierski, MIC, that occurred in the afternoon of July 31, 2012, as a result of a car accident. Father Tadeusz was a member of the religious house in Góra Kalwaria – Marianki, a professed religious for 40 years, and a priest for 37.
The solemnity of Christian burial will take place Monday, August 6, 2012:
• The Rosary will be recited at 11:00 am in the Church of Our Lord’s Cenacle, at Fr. Tadeusz’s coffin;
• Holy Mass of funeral will be celebrated in the parish church at 2 Ks. Sajna Street.
Merciful Lord, grant that Your servant, Tadeusz the priest, who in his earthly life was honored by Your holy mission, may eternally rejoice in the glory of heaven. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Father Tadeusz Antoni Wyszomierski, MIC, son of Stanislaus and Jadwiga (nee Oleszczuk) was born on February 11, 1950, in Sokołów Podlaski. After graduating in 1969 from high school in Sokołów Podlaski, he applied for admission into our Congregation. As a candidate for priesthood, he was sent to the Marian House of Studies in Lublin. Upon completing the two-year course in theology at the Marian Seminary in Lublin, in 1971-1972 he made his novitiate in Skórzec, where, on August 15, 1972, he also made his first religious profession. In the following years he completed his theological study in Lublin, also making his perpetual profession in Góra Kalwaria – Marianki on August 15, 1975. On June 5, 1976, Bishop Boleslaw Pylak ordained him to the priesthood at the Lublin cathedral.
Skórzec was Fr. Tadeusz’s first pastoral post, where he served as a catechist and an assistant in pastoral work. Transferred to Grudziądz in 1978-79, he performed similar duties there. In 1979-82 he served in the Provincial Office of Vocations located in Praga, a neighborhood of Warsaw. In 1982, Fr. Tadeusz was transferred to Licheń to serve as a parish vicar.
When a chance of opening a mission in Rwanda presented itself, Fr. Tadeusz was included into the three-person founding team. Relieved from his duties as a vicar, he was sent to Brussels for one-year course of French. In August 1984, he arrived in Rwanda, where he first took a course of Kinyaruanda and then began his pastoral work at missionary parishes. In 1985, the residence in Mwange was established under the direct supervision of the Polish Provincial. Father Tadeusz filled the office of the residence treasurer until 1987, when a religious house was established in place of the residence, and he became the second house councilor.
In 1989, for reasons of Fr. Tadeusz’s health, the Provincial Superior called him back from the mission and assigned to the religious house in Głuchołazy. In 1991-93, he served as the local superior and treasurer of the Góra Kalwaria religious house. After completing his term in the local superior’s office, Fr. Tadeusz was sent to work at the Our Lady of Mercy Province in England. In 1993-99, in addition to working on improving his English, he served in London as the Provincial Vocations Director and assistant at the Marian parish in Ealing. In 1996-97, he was the rector of the Marian residence at Courtfield Gardens. In 1998, he assisted pastorally at the parish in Bath. In 1999-2002, Fr. Tadeusz was the Provincial Councilor and the treasurer of the house in Fawley Court. In 2002, he was transferred to the religious house in Ealing. In 1994-2010, he fulfilled the office of Promoter of the Marian Missions in Great Britain.
In 2009, President Lech Kaczyński decorated Fr. Tadeusz with the Golden Cross of Merit for his work on behalf of the Polish-origin circles in Great Britain.
In 2010, Fr. Tadeusz was transferred to Poland to assist with pastoral work at the religious house in Góra Kalwaria.
On July 31, 2012, Fr. Tadeusz died in a car accident that occurred near Jadów in the vicinity of Łochów. Requiescat in pace!