Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish...

Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY

There are 61672 comments on the WGRZ Buffalo story from Oct 14, 2007, titled Buffalo Diocese Announces More Parish Closings Across WNY. In it, WGRZ Buffalo reports that:

The Diocese of Buffalo's "Journey of Faith and Grace" has led to the closings of more parishes across Western New York.

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Not surprised

Buffalo, NY

#53609 Jan 28, 2013
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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Father Hrycyna sacrificed to the bone to give us a debt-free spankin' new church back in 1973. He paid cash for it!!! He was 79 years old and still not ready to retire - the diocese forced him to. He kept the Latin Mass for as long as he was pastor (1974). He was a no-nonsense priest who wouldn't bend the rules for any body. That's why some people didn't like him. He was ALL priest. How many nowadays can say that?
However, MANY of us at Corpus Christi thought Fr. Anzelm was ALL priest, and evidently he was more interested in sex and fooling us while his own child came to Mass at OUR Church. He and Mrs. Pregnant are the biggest phonies around. We at Corpus have been duped to the max! For six years we were fooled. Who is he fooling now? If he cheated on us and the Church, you can be sure he is cheating of Mrs. Pregnant too! And probably laughing about that also. I feel sorry for her.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53610 Jan 28, 2013
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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Father Hrycyna sacrificed to the bone to give us a debt-free spankin' new church back in 1973. He paid cash for it!!! He was 79 years old and still not ready to retire - the diocese forced him to. He kept the Latin Mass for as long as he was pastor (1974). He was a no-nonsense priest who wouldn't bend the rules for any body. That's why some people didn't like him. He was ALL priest. How many nowadays can say that?
No nonsense is a nice way of saying, "a tyrant." "He" didn't pay cash for it, the parishioners did. Latin Mass was not allowed in 1973, but he was not one to listen or follow rules, it was "his way" all the time. "Some" people is a nice way of minimizing that parishioners had issues with him. When they came to the rectory he would yell at them like he liked to do in the confessional. They forced him to retire because of the number of complaints they received from people who could not tolerate him. They didn't force him to retire because he was a great guy working miracles with his parishioners.

Again, if DC like someone, they are without fault. If she dislikes someone, they are without any goodness or dignity. Like this priest she admires, it's her way all the time with no respect for the opinions of others.

Oddly, if he were there, he would never tolerate DC sticking her nose into what he would consider "priest business." He go up one side of her and down the other. She would then be telling us he was a mean SOB and tearing him to verbal shreds.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53611 Jan 28, 2013
Do you think DC believes that her high handed and nasty behavior is the way Jesus would want her to act?

Do you think DC believes that Jesus would want her to say the vicious things she says about other human beings?

I think she knows what she is doing is not what Jesus would want her to do. But, I also think she could care less about Jesus' opinion. Why should his opinion be any more important than that of anyone else? After all, he didn't live in Dunkirk.
Anonymous

United States

#53612 Jan 28, 2013
Riverside wrote:
<quoted text>This is a new chapter for Dunkirk Dupa. We will now hear stories about her obsession with Synowiak andnhernchasing after him to North Buffalo with tales of intrigue at St. Florians.
I have never seen a person with their nose into almost every parish like Dunkirk Dupa. It is sick and disturbing.
anon

Buffalo, NY

#53613 Jan 28, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
Do you think DC believes that her high handed and nasty behavior is the way Jesus would want her to act?
Do you think DC believes that Jesus would want her to say the vicious things she says about other human beings?
I think she knows what she is doing is not what Jesus would want her to do. But, I also think she could care less about Jesus' opinion. Why should his opinion be any more important than that of anyone else? After all, he didn't live in Dunkirk.
I agree that someone can fight for something without being as nasty as that.
Anonymous

United States

#53614 Jan 28, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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No nonsense is a nice way of saying, "a tyrant." "He" didn't pay cash for it, the parishioners did. Latin Mass was not allowed in 1973, but he was not one to listen or follow rules, it was "his way" all the time. "Some" people is a nice way of minimizing that parishioners had issues with him. When they came to the rectory he would yell at them like he liked to do in the confessional. They forced him to retire because of the number of complaints they received from people who could not tolerate him. They didn't force him to retire because he was a great guy working miracles with his parishioners.
Again, if DC like someone, they are without fault. If she dislikes someone, they are without any goodness or dignity. Like this priest she admires, it's her way all the time with no respect for the opinions of others.
Oddly, if he were there, he would never tolerate DC sticking her nose into what he would consider "priest business." He go up one side of her and down the other. She would then be telling us he was a mean SOB and tearing him to verbal shreds.
Bravo to whomever wrote these two accurate and insightful posts about Dunkirk Connection. Finally!! Common sense!
Dunkirk Connection

Dunkirk, NY

#53615 Jan 28, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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No nonsense is a nice way of saying, "a tyrant." "He" didn't pay cash for it, the parishioners did. Latin Mass was not allowed in 1973, but he was not one to listen or follow rules, it was "his way" all the time. "Some" people is a nice way of minimizing that parishioners had issues with him. When they came to the rectory he would yell at them like he liked to do in the confessional. They forced him to retire because of the number of complaints they received from people who could not tolerate him. They didn't force him to retire because he was a great guy working miracles with his parishioners.
Again, if DC like someone, they are without fault. If she dislikes someone, they are without any goodness or dignity. Like this priest she admires, it's her way all the time with no respect for the opinions of others.
Oddly, if he were there, he would never tolerate DC sticking her nose into what he would consider "priest business." He go up one side of her and down the other. She would then be telling us he was a mean SOB and tearing him to verbal shreds.
If more people got yelled at in the confessional, the world might be a better place.
Anonymous

United States

#53616 Jan 28, 2013
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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If more people got yelled at in the confessional, the world might be a better place.
Maybe you should pay it a visit sometime. Me thinks if it happened to you tho thd priest would be chastised to hell and back.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53617 Jan 28, 2013
anon wrote:
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I agree that someone can fight for something without being as nasty as that.
How true!

Love the sinner and hate the sin.

You can stand up to someone without being vicious and uncharitable. Nobody is saying not to stand up against something/someone that is wrong, but does she have to be as vicious as she is in her comments? There is no sense of love or behavior that is in line with what Christ taught us.

I do not care for Dunkirk Connection's style and mean-spirited behavior, but I would never attack her personally or call her family names or say or write the kind of things she writes about others.

If God judged people as she does, heaven could exist in a telephone booth.
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53618 Jan 28, 2013
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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If more people got yelled at in the confessional, the world might be a better place.
There were similarly bad things happening back when they would routinely yell at people.

Don't be fooled by your childhood memories! In childhood, our world is our home, neighbors, family friends, etc. We are protected from the big world and then when we get older, we remember that world as being the same as our immediate surroundings. Guess what? If you pick up a newspaper from that time, you'd be very surprised. Blacks were being hung, Jews were being killed in the millions, there was McCarthyism and much more going on in that world so many grew up in and remember as being so pure.
Joachim

East Haven, CT

#53619 Jan 28, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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I have never seen a person with their nose into almost every parish like Dunkirk Dupa. It is sick and disturbing.
Because.....nobody else on this blog has their nose in a parish's business?? Good one!
anon

Buffalo, NY

#53620 Jan 28, 2013
Joachim wrote:
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Because.....nobody else on this blog has their nose in a parish's business?? Good one!
Perhaps, you missed the point, as the writer stated.
Welchs Grape Juice

Buffalo, NY

#53621 Jan 28, 2013
Dunkirk is certainly a strang place!!!
Dunkirk Connection

Dunkirk, NY

#53622 Jan 28, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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No nonsense is a nice way of saying, "a tyrant." "He" didn't pay cash for it, the parishioners did. Latin Mass was not allowed in 1973, but he was not one to listen or follow rules, it was "his way" all the time. "Some" people is a nice way of minimizing that parishioners had issues with him. When they came to the rectory he would yell at them like he liked to do in the confessional. They forced him to retire because of the number of complaints they received from people who could not tolerate him. They didn't force him to retire because he was a great guy working miracles with his parishioners.
Again, if DC like someone, they are without fault. If she dislikes someone, they are without any goodness or dignity. Like this priest she admires, it's her way all the time with no respect for the opinions of others.
Oddly, if he were there, he would never tolerate DC sticking her nose into what he would consider "priest business." He go up one side of her and down the other. She would then be telling us he was a mean SOB and tearing him to verbal shreds.
Maybe I can spell this out for you a little better. "He" paid cash for it meant that Fr. Hrycyna was a good steward of the parish funds, which resulted in the church being paid for in full. Unlike someone like,hmmm, Krysa maybe, whose first act as pastor was to spend thousands of dollars of parishioners' money knocking down rectory walls to build himself a fancy library because storing his books in two or three bedrooms wasn't good enough for him. Nine months later he left that rectory and the Dunkirk Polonia to live at the rectory of another church so he wouldn't be "lonely". He left behind his two barn cats as sole occupants of the St. Hyacinth rectory and made the parishioners pay for their air conditioned comfort all summer long. Every time you turned around Krysa was taking another vacation and paying supply priests - with OUR money of course. I remember Fr. Hrycyna not wanting the help of an assistant pastor. Preferred to do it all by himself - and he did.
anon

Buffalo, NY

#53623 Jan 28, 2013
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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Maybe I can spell this out for you a little better. "He" paid cash for it meant that Fr. Hrycyna was a good steward of the parish funds, which resulted in the church being paid for in full. Unlike someone like,hmmm, Krysa maybe, whose first act as pastor was to spend thousands of dollars of parishioners' money knocking down rectory walls to build himself a fancy library because storing his books in two or three bedrooms wasn't good enough for him. Nine months later he left that rectory and the Dunkirk Polonia to live at the rectory of another church so he wouldn't be "lonely". He left behind his two barn cats as sole occupants of the St. Hyacinth rectory and made the parishioners pay for their air conditioned comfort all summer long. Every time you turned around Krysa was taking another vacation and paying supply priests - with OUR money of course. I remember Fr. Hrycyna not wanting the help of an assistant pastor. Preferred to do it all by himself - and he did.
What was wrong with the old Church that he needed to spend parishioner money on a new one for himself?
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53624 Jan 28, 2013
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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Maybe I can spell this out for you a little better. "He" paid cash for it meant that Fr. Hrycyna was a good steward of the parish funds, which resulted in the church being paid for in full. Unlike someone like,hmmm, Krysa maybe, whose first act as pastor was to spend thousands of dollars of parishioners' money knocking down rectory walls to build himself a fancy library because storing his books in two or three bedrooms wasn't good enough for him. Nine months later he left that rectory and the Dunkirk Polonia to live at the rectory of another church so he wouldn't be "lonely". He left behind his two barn cats as sole occupants of the St. Hyacinth rectory and made the parishioners pay for their air conditioned comfort all summer long. Every time you turned around Krysa was taking another vacation and paying supply priests - with OUR money of course. I remember Fr. Hrycyna not wanting the help of an assistant pastor. Preferred to do it all by himself - and he did.
IT WAS NOT PAID FOR CASH!!!!!!!!!!

Bishop Head consecrated it in 1984 when it was finally paid for under the leadership of Father Synowiak who inherited the debt. Bishop Head wouldn't consecrate it until the building was paid in full.
anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53625 Jan 28, 2013
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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Maybe I can spell this out for you a little better. "He" paid cash for it meant that Fr. Hrycyna was a good steward of the parish funds, which resulted in the church being paid for in full. Unlike someone like,hmmm, Krysa maybe, whose first act as pastor was to spend thousands of dollars of parishioners' money knocking down rectory walls to build himself a fancy library because storing his books in two or three bedrooms wasn't good enough for him. Nine months later he left that rectory and the Dunkirk Polonia to live at the rectory of another church so he wouldn't be "lonely". He left behind his two barn cats as sole occupants of the St. Hyacinth rectory and made the parishioners pay for their air conditioned comfort all summer long. Every time you turned around Krysa was taking another vacation and paying supply priests - with OUR money of course. I remember Fr. Hrycyna not wanting the help of an assistant pastor. Preferred to do it all by himself - and he did.
I never liked the stained glass windows there & the church sort of looks like a McDonald's Restaurant.
Dunkirk Connection

Dunkirk, NY

#53626 Jan 28, 2013
Anonymous wrote:
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IT WAS NOT PAID FOR CASH!!!!!!!!!!
Bishop Head consecrated it in 1984 when it was finally paid for under the leadership of Father Synowiak who inherited the debt. Bishop Head wouldn't consecrate it until the building was paid in full.
You are showing your ignorance now. This is from the Blessed Mary Angela website:
• 1972 – Groundbreaking for new Church: On May 21, 1972, ground breaking for a new church took place. On Easter Sunday in 1973, as Father Hrycyna offered the first Mass in the new sanctuary, parishioners rejoiced in the Risen Christ and thanked the Lord for their new house of worship. The Most Rev. Bishop Head and the Most Rev. Bishop Benincasa were present when St. Hedwig’s new church was dedicated on Tuesday, May 22, 1973, very much spiritually alive and debt free. Rev. Hrycyna retired in 1974 and Rev. Edward Synowiak became pastor. Under his leadership the parish continued to grow and prosper financially as well as spiritually..
Anonymous

Buffalo, NY

#53627 Jan 28, 2013
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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You are showing your ignorance now. This is from the Blessed Mary Angela website:
• 1972 – Groundbreaking for new Church: On May 21, 1972, ground breaking for a new church took place. On Easter Sunday in 1973, as Father Hrycyna offered the first Mass in the new sanctuary, parishioners rejoiced in the Risen Christ and thanked the Lord for their new house of worship. The Most Rev. Bishop Head and the Most Rev. Bishop Benincasa were present when St. Hedwig’s new church was dedicated on Tuesday, May 22, 1973, very much spiritually alive and debt free. Rev. Hrycyna retired in 1974 and Rev. Edward Synowiak became pastor. Under his leadership the parish continued to grow and prosper financially as well as spiritually..
There is a black plague on the front of the building that says differently. It says it was dedicated in 1983 or 1984 and lists Fr. Synowiak's name on it.
Ethnicity

Buffalo, NY

#53628 Jan 28, 2013
Dunkirk Connection wrote:
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You are showing your ignorance now. This is from the Blessed Mary Angela website:
• 1972 – Groundbreaking for new Church: On May 21, 1972, ground breaking for a new church took place. On Easter Sunday in 1973, as Father Hrycyna offered the first Mass in the new sanctuary, parishioners rejoiced in the Risen Christ and thanked the Lord for their new house of worship. The Most Rev. Bishop Head and the Most Rev. Bishop Benincasa were present when St. Hedwig’s new church was dedicated on Tuesday, May 22, 1973, very much spiritually alive and debt free. Rev. Hrycyna retired in 1974 and Rev. Edward Synowiak became pastor. Under his leadership the parish continued to grow and prosper financially as well as spiritually..
What was a priest with an obviously Ukranian name doing as pastor at your beloved church? Were you ever at St. Florian's during Synowiak's term there? He was long retired and probably dead by the time the church closed under JFG. Your statement about him and Sr' Destructo is totally false. The Palotines were in charge of St. Florians when it closed. You probably have no idea where it was located. Did you know that is where your beloved Bialkowska came from. By the way your beloved church looks like a prefab warehouse, and was probably built on the cheap side. At least St. Hyacinths has some style.

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