Most Holy Virgin Mary Queen of Rosarys Parish (KaunasPalemonas)
Holy Virgin Mary Queen of Rosarys Parish (Palemonas)
Marių g. 20
52247 Kaunas (Lituania)
Parish house and Salesian Community
Marių g. 20
LT-52247 Kaunas (Lituania)
Tel. +370 (37) 37 36 02, fax +370 (37) 37 35 52
Cel.: +370 60 44 74 79
Parish priest don Massimo BIANCO SDB
1963 12 29 * 1991 06 21 * 2003 06 27
Cel.: + 370 60 44 74 79
E- Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vicar don Petras DUMBLIAUSKAS SDB
1929 12 02 * 1959 03 25 * 2003 06 27
Director Don Davide PEREGO SDB
1975 09 22 * 2004 06 14 * 2009 10 05
Resident Don Stasys ŠILEIKA SDB
1919 05 28 * 1950 07 02 * 2000 05 25
LITURIGICAL CELEBRATIONS AND PRAYERS
On Sundays: 8.30, 10.30 (summa), 12 (for children and young)
On weekdays: 19 (summer time), 18 (winter time)
On Saturdays: 10 and 19 (summer time) or 18 (winter time)
Adoration to the Most Holy Sacrament On Sundays: 9.1510.30 on Thursdays: 1418.30
Confessions before and after H. Mass, in the church
Holy Rosary on Sundays 8,00 (on the third Sunday of the month, singing rosary after 12.00 Holy Mass, on the other days at 17.00).
St. John Bosco on January 31 (we celebrate on nearest Sunday)
Most Holy Virgin Mary Help of Christians on May 24 (we celebrate on nearest Sunday)
Most Holy Virgin Mary Queen of the Rosary on October 7 (we celebrate on nearest Sunday)
THE PARISH AND THE CHURCH
On June 4, 1991 has started the building of the church of the Most Holy Virgin Mary Queen of the Rosary in Palemonas.
On October 1991 archibishop S. Tamkevičius SJ has blessed the corner stone.
The local faithuls engageg in finding a lot of offerings for the building of the church, but the amount of money was not enough. In Lithuania the vallue of the local valute changed, and the building stopped.
At the half of June 1992, as new parish priest in Petrašiūnai, from St. Anthonys parish in Kaunas, arrived fr. Krizantas Juknevičius SDB. The cardinal V. Sladkevičius gave him the duty to take care not of the faithfuls of the parish of Petrašiūnai, but of the churchs building for the faithfuls in Palemonas.
In 1993, with the official consense of the faithfuls of Palemonas and of Neveronis, the foundation of the new parish and of the church was assigned to the Congregation of the Salesians of Don Bosco.
Salesians accepted to take the charge of parishs foundation, and by their own financement they started very quickly to build not only the church, but also the house for the salesian community.
In the same year, on churchs territory was started the building of the house of Mary Help of Chrstians Daughters.
On June 10, 1993, fr. Kr. Juknevičius was discharged from the duty of parish priest in Petrašiūnai, and nominated parish priest in the nw parish of Palemonas. From then , the Holy Mass was celebrated already in the big room under the church which was building up. In this provisory chapel was collocated the statues of Mary Help of Christians and of st. John Bosco.
The buildings works inside the church was completed in the spring of 1996. On Agust 15, in the same year, the Archbishop Metropolite S. Tamkevičius consecrated the new church of the Most Holy Virgin Mary Queen of the Rosary.
In 1997, the master sculptor Henrikas Ratautas decorated the inside of the church by the Via Lucis which tells about the events according to the Holy Scripture after Jesus resurrection- it is formed by tables in carved wood.
The same author prapred the altar, the baptister and the tabernacle, and after taht the traditional Via Crucis.
In the church, misters K. K. M. Karnaševičiai have rebuilt the pipe-organ, coming from England and then built in 1939.
On May 23, 2001, in the churchs tower mr. S. Stulpinis placed the bells, fabracated in Poland. The biggest bell is dedicated to the glory of the Holy Virgin Mary and st. John Bosco, the second is dedicated to st. Anthony, also in the honour of the first Salesian from Lithuania, fr. Antanas Skeltys, the third, in the honour of the martir from Lithuania Elena Spirgevičiūtė (her beatification bill has been opened).
At the moment, the parish is growing as a small seed of the Kingdom od God.
The Parish today
After the church building, Archbishop Mons. S. Tamkevičius approved the borders lines of the parish,in which are Palemonas and Neveronis. Here live about 10,000 people. Every Sunday attend the Holy Mass from 600 to 800 faithfuls.
In the church, as organist, works mr. Arvydas Paulauskas (adults choir) and msr. Joana Tarasavičienė (childrens and joung peoples choir). The adults choir and the childrens and young peolples choir sing on every Sunday and on Feast days at the Holy Mass.
In the parish work the members of parishs "Caritas".
Three salesian sisters and a lay woman as cathechist prepare the children and young people to the sacraments of Confession, Holy Comunion and Confirmation. Since some years, in the parish, is working a catechetic programme for the adults.
Exist the every days Oratorio, we organize summer camps.
The Salesians and the Mary Help of Christian Sisters actively collaborate with the teachers and the students of the goverments schools of Palemonas and Neveronis.
Salesian Sisters since about 10 years take care of abandoned children or from problematic families in the Daily Centre of Palemonas.
It has been formed the prayers group of the Living Rosary, the Legion of Mary, and others.
People make frindship each other not only by prayer, but also by working together, as cleaning the territory around, the organization of the Feast of the Sunday after Easter, of Christmas, St. John Bosco, the Feast of the Holy Virgin Mary, the Feast of the Father and of the Mother, other meetings and initiatives.
We thank you for your offerings and your support
A) For donations in EURO to the parish:
1. Beneficiarys bank: Lietuvos centrinė kredito unija, Savanorių pr. 363, Kaunas, Lithuania SWIFT: LCKULT22
2. Beneficiarys Acc. No: LT565010000014000492
3. Beneficiary: Kauno arkivyskupijos kredito unija, Vilniaus g. 3, Kaunas, Lithuania
4. Payement details: Offerings sent to: KAUNO SVC. M. MARIJOS ROZANCIAUS KARALIENES PARAPIJA Acc. Nr. LT975010800014000503