Jerzy Popieluszko


voice of the youth

March 25 1984 The Voice of the Youth

[opening remarks] On the same day that Holy Father consecrated the entire world, peoples and nations to the Heart of the Blessed Mother, we gather at our Church’s altar to bring the prayers for our Country and for those who suffer most for her. So, through the Blessed Mother’s hands we place our prayers before God’s throne enclosing in our clumsy words all the pains, concerns and worries of our Nation. In a special way, in our prayers, we include those who cannot be with us be- cause they are in prison, that is the leaders of “Solidarity”, the Committee of the Defense of the Workers, Confederation of Independent Poland, Dr.Bednarkiewicz, as well as the imprisoned last month for independent thinking, author Marek Nowakowski, and all those imprisoned for their beliefs. We commend our brothers who paid with their lives for the love of their country. We commend the school children of Garwolin who bravely stood up in the defense of Christ’s cross. We place at the altar of Christ, our Lord, with humility and faith, everything that connects us to the Country. Holy Mass for the Fatherland on March 25 1984 was celebrated by Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko who delivered the sermon. [homily] Holy Mother, we who gather in this Zoliborz church each month at the Mass for Our Country, for those who suffer for her the most, on this day when Holy Father entrusts the entire world to You, all peoples and all nations. We place in your blessed hands, You the best of […]


January 29 1984, To Retain Human Dignity

January 29 1984, To Retain Human Dignity 1

[opening remarks] “Strengthen the hands that are feeble, make firm the knees that are weak. Say to those whose hearts are frightened : Be strong! Fear not!”(Is 35, 3-4). As each month, so also today we are in this church, reunited through the prayer for our Nation with one another and with those who suffer for Her. We are here to fulfill the call of Isaiah in relation to each other. In our meeting with God, we are to strengthen our hearts so as to be able to love more, clean our conscience, become stronger with God’s help and be able to say to our suffering brothers: Courage! Do not be afraid! Remain hopeful! Our prayer today will be accompanied by someone who, in a wonderful way, could join his love of God with his love for Country. The figure of Romuald Traugutt, leader of the January Rebellion, and today, a candidate for sainthood. Holy Mass for the Fatherland on January 29 1984 was celebrated by Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko who delivered the sermon. [homily] “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.” (John 3, 16). God so loved man that He made him His child. He raised him to the status of God’s child. Do we sufficiently realize the meaning of this great distinction that being a child of God signifies? Do we realize what a great Honor it is? However, since God gave us freedom, He […]


September 25 1983, actors, writers, artists and more

[opening remarks] As always, on this last Sunday of the month, we gather in this church in Zoliborz to celebrate the Holy Mass for Our Country and for those who suffer for her in whatever way. We are gathered in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We gather under the sign of Christ’s cross because we know that our crosses, the crosses of our lives, of pain, of suffering, of torment and humiliation from which our nation suffers, take on a never ending value and lead to victory when they are connected with the cross of our Lord, Jesus. Two years ago, “Solidarity” banners were hanging in our churches. They had been blessed in the churches, and so, we have the right that the churches celebrate the anniversaries of these blessings. Today we celebrate the second anniversary of “Solidarity” banner of one of our capital’s largest factories, The Passenger Car Factory. The banner displays the words “God, Faith, and Motherland” as well as the picture of St. Christopher, patron of drivers. So we pray today especially for the workers of that enterprise. Two years ago, “Solidarity” banners were hanging in our churches. They had been blessed in the churches, and so, we have the right that the churches celebrate the anniversaries of these blessings. Today we celebrate the second anniversary of “Solidarity” banner of one of our capital’s largest factories, The Passenger Car Factory. The banner displays the words “God, Faith, and Motherland” as well as the picture of St. […]


August 28 1983

August 28 1983, Freedom, Truth, Justice, Solidarity.

[opening remarks] Today on the third anniversary of August 1980, Today on the third anniversary of August 1980, third anniversary of the political revolt of the people of Wybrzeze, to whom we bow, on the third anniversary of support strikes by Huta Warszawa and the Warsaw division of PKS, we gather in church with our motto: God and Country. With our prayers we call today with our bishops, in the words of their report of the last conference, we call for our Country’s urgent need to get onto the path of national renewal through the fulfillment of national agreements reached in August 1980 by state representatives and the representation of the working world. That our prayer be fruitful and productive, let us ask God to forgive our sins and omissions. Holy Mass for the Fatherland on August 28 1983 was celebrated by Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko who delivered the sermon. [homily] Today, on this third anniversary of the attempt to recreate our country, we should only require a moment of thought to recall those times when, on the hot days of September 1980, “Solidarity” was born. Born of the concern for our country with pain and unrest in our hearts, uncertainty about tomorrow, physical and spiritual exhaustion, on bended knees, with a rosary in our hand, on our knees in front of the open-air altar, with patriotic and religious hymns on our lips, in our glorious rebellion of the working man supported by the inteligentia and the world of culture. This “Solidarity”, solidarity of our nation […]