The construction of a new pastoral house in Tajynsza, Kazakhstan, has been completed. The project was carried out with great effort in a short time, dictated by the local climate. The investment was possible thanks to the support of many, many donors from Poland and other countries, organizations supporting mission centers and the dedication of local priests and the faithful.
On September 2, 2021, at 6:30 p.m., a solemn Mass began in the parish church in Tajynsza (Kazakhstan), presided over by Archbishop Tomasz Peta, Metropolitan of Astana (Nur Sultan) and the Chairman of the Kazakhstan Bishops. The following concelebrated at the Mass: Fr. Tomasz Nowaczek, MIC, Superior of the Polish Province, Fr. Sławomir Homoncik, MIC, Provincial Vicar, Marians serving daily in Tajynsza – Fr. Alexey Mitsinski, MIC and Fr. Stefan Wysocki, MIC, along with priests from the Deanery. Among the faithful who attended the ceremony were also nuns working in the Deanery.
In his sermon, Archbishop Peta mentioned priests who had worked in Tajynsza earlier, including Archbishop John Paul Lenga, MIC. At the conclusion of the Eucharist, the Provincial Superior asked the faithful to pray for the Marians working in Tajynsza and to give a witness of faith. “Let this be a place of the impact and proclamation of the mystery of the Immaculate Conception, for example through participation in the Eucharist and proclamation of the Mystery of the Cross which takes place in the Eucharist.”
After the liturgy, Archbishop Tomasz Peta consecrated the new pastoral building, which includes rooms for parish group meetings and lodging for priests. The residence in Tajynsza, attached to the religious house in Karaganda, was dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
After the ceremony, all participants – clergy and laity – participated in an agape meal.