The Origins of the Parish dedicated to Our Lady Queen of Poland in Wólka Niedźwiedzka Cover Image

Początki parafii pw. Matki Bożej Królowej Polski w Wólce Niedźwiedzkiej
The Origins of the Parish dedicated to Our Lady Queen of Poland in Wólka Niedźwiedzka

Author(s): Bartosz Walicki
Subject(s): History
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Wydział Teologii
Keywords: Our Lady Queen of Poland; Wólka Niedźwiedzka; Parish

Summary/Abstract: Wólka Niedźwiedzka is a village of a special character among the former parishes of the Diocese of Przemysl, and now the Diocese of Rzeszów. For centuries, this village was part of the parish of Sokołów. The decision to create a branch in Wólka was made at the Synod in Chyrów in 1914. During World War I, Rev. Ignacy Kania settled in Wólka Niedźwiedzka as a deficjent. The first step on the road to erect the branch, and consequently the parish, was the creation of a separate vicariate in Sokołów ad personam. Bishop’s Ordinariate of Przemyśl appointed Rev. Ignacy Kania for this vicariate. In 1920 Wólka Niedźwiedzka was transformed into an independent branch and in 1927 into a parish with Ludwik Grabowski as its administrator. The branch, and later parish in Wolka Niedźwiedzka was situated at the junction of two poviats, Łańcut and Kolbuszowa. It also included Wólka Sokołowska, Dołęga and Budy Łańcuckie. Initially, the branch was part of the Deanery of Leżajsk, and from 1921 the newly created Deanery of Sokołów. The successive parish priests were Rev. Ignacy Kania, Rev. Antoni Kuziara and Rev. Stanislaw Fróg. The parish church was made of wood. It was transported from Wola Zarczycka in 1912. In 1913 the church was re-consecrated and dedicated to Our Lady Queen of the Polish Crown.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 99
  • Page Range: 245-272
  • Page Count: 27