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Wanted – Mass Stipends

A  Grateful Missionary Writes From Papua New Guinea

I have just distributed your New Zealand Mass stipends and intentions to two priests working in small communities and in hard places.  They hardly get any Mass Intentions from their people.

Anyhow, they are very thankful for this help. They assured me, and I assure you, that they will start to celebrate these Mass Intentions immediately.

One of the priests from Poland is Fr. Marian Dziurzynski. He is the parish priest of Pundibasa/ Yonki parish. The parish is in the Arona Valley.  It is a Lutheran area but there are some people from Simbu who are mostly Catholics.

Fr Valentine Gryk, SVD

Fr Valentine Gryk, SVD

They used to work on the coffee plantation but now the plantations are abolished so they sit around in the small settlements. The parish is poor because the people don’t have their own land. What they produce they use for themselves.  The Mass Intentions are a big help for Fr. Marian.

He asked me to thank those who sent these Mass Intentions.

Fr. Valentine Gryk, SVD.  National director of PMS Director for PNG

(Fr Gryk is a Polish priest and works in the  Goroka Diocese in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea).

Bishop Paul Donoghue


Having a Mass offered for your loved ones, be they alive or dead, is a very Catholic practice. You can assist the neediest of Missionaries with a Mass offering of $10-00. They offer Mass for your intentions. 

“In most of the missions I have worked we have relied heavily on mass stipends to support ourselves. To have a name makes that part of the Eucharistic prayer where we pray for our dead more special. So I am grateful to receive mass stipends.”

+Bishop Paul Donoghue sm - Cook Islands

Send your names and offerings to us and we will forward them to grateful Missionary priests and bishops.
Missionz, P O Box 12322, Wellington. 6144.
Phone (04)472-2210. See Website www.missionz.co.nz

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