Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bl. Jerzy Popieluszko Anniversary June 6

The following was shared by Mary Jane D.

June 6 is the first anniversary of the Beatification of Father Jerzy Popieluszko, who was murdered by the Communists in 1984.

His 100 year old Mother attended.

God, source of all good, I thank you that in your love you have endowed Blessed Father Jerzy Popiełuszko with the dignity of the priesthood.

You sent him to ardently proclaim Your word, dispense the holy sacraments, courageously act in Your name and be close to every human being, calling for forgiveness, unity and peace. You endowed him with the grace of martyrdom through which he came to resemble Christ along the way of the cross.

We adore and thank you, Lord, for this great gift to the Church, especially because you have made him an intermediary in the dispensing of grace. In Your infinite mercy, deign to include him in the communion of saints and through his intercession grant me the grace of ………………, mention your intentions for which I trusting implore You. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

(Information on any grace received should be submitted to:

The Postulancy of Blessed Jerzy Popie³uszko

ul, Hozjusza 2

01-565 Warsaw, Poland)

Litany to Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko

Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.

God, the Father of heaven, have mercy on us.

God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us.

God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.

Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us.

Blessed Jerzy, martyr, pray for us.

Courageous follower of Christ, pray for us.

Faithful witness to the Gospel, pray for us.

Worshiper of the Cross of our Redeemer, pray for us.

Venerator of Mary Immaculate, pray for us.

Dedicated to God in childhood, pray for us.

Raised in a pious family, pray for us.

Devoted to the service of the altar, pray for us.

Yearning to follow the example of saints, pray for us.

Faithful to the voice of vocation, pray for us.

Apostle of human dignity, pray for us.

Defender of the unborn, pray for us.

Merciful towards the suffering, pray for us.

Sensitive to the plight of the wronged, pray for us.

Good shepherd of the working people, pray for us.

Teaching that evil must be overcome with good, pray for us.

Appealing for courage and solidarity, pray for us.

Defender of evangelical values, pray for us.

Admonisher against the desire for revenge, pray for us.

Unjustly accused, pray for us.

Brutally tortured, pray for us.

Priest faithful to the very end, pray for us.

Martyr of truth and freedom, pray for us.

Advocate of the causes of the Church and nation, pray for us.


Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.


V. I announced your deed to a great assembly

R. I did not restrain my lips; you, Lord, are my witness.

Let us pray:

Almighty eternal God, You in Your Providence have made the priest Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko an indomitable witness to the Gospel of love, gaze upon his martyr’s death in defense of the faith and human dignity and through his example let us live in true freedom and overcome evil with good.

Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.


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