this Permanent record of the history of St. Isidore's Parish,
published on the occasion of the completion of St. Isidore's
School and Convent, it is hoped that, through words and pictures,
the people of the parish and their children will gain a better
understanding of their heritage."
members with Father John Mirecki are: Front row, left to right
- Roger Romaine, Frank Sendlewski, Father Mirecki, Anthony
Gadzinski, John Bogdan; Second row - Charles W. Getz, Mitchell
Sobczyk, Felix Pierzchanowski, Walter Kowalsick, A. Joseph
Celic, Frank Rykaczewski; Third row - Peter Zaweski, P. John
Strebel, Marian Pieuchanowski, Joseph Dombroski, Walter Skipka;
Fourth ro w - Alex Doroski. John A. Gatz, Joseph Ogeka, Joseph
Polecki; Fifth row - Frank Klodaski, Leonard Kobylenski, Isadore
from the photographs are: Walter Bronczyk, Joseph P. Celic
Sr., Joseph Deerkoski, John Lucas, Frank McKay, Raymond McKay
Jr., Theodore Sadowski, Joseph Tiefz, Raymond Zaleski, and
members with Father Richard Kondziolka are: Front row, left
to right - Sylvester Rusewicz, Morris DeFiore, Dr. Peter Zuhoski,
Father Kondziolka, John Yakaboski, Albert Ellwood, Walter
Leis; Second row - Martin Zaneski, Raymond Zamber, Bruno Rolle,
Koroleski, John Kuiawski, Antone Kolenski; Third row - Frank
Yousik, William Klodaski, Walter Zielnicki, Felix Rutkowski,
Harry Kobylenski, William Szabaf; Fourth row - Frank Cain,
Frank Waskiewicz, Peter Danowski, John Kruel, Frank Swofkiewicz,
John Brandt, William Polakiewicz, Alex Grodski.
Father Zasowski to the Pope for a Special Apostolic Blessing.
AWARDING OF THE DEVOTED SERVICE PLAGUES
August 31, 1962, to Mr. Peter S. Danowski and Dr. Peter B.
Zuhoski. The plaques, being presented by Father Mirecki, are
in recognition of the gentlemen's fine records of service
to the Parish and achievement in the Sponsorship Drive for
the Dedication-Hisfory Book project. From left to right:,
Dr. Zuhoski, Mr. Danowski, Father Mirecki, Mr. Charles W.
Gatz, Co-Chairman of the Dedication History Book Committee.
DEDICATION-HISTORY BOOK PROJECT
few months before the completion of the new School and Convent,
Father John Mirecki conceived the idea of having a book published
to commemorate the Dedication and to serve as a permanent
record of the history of St. Isidore's Parish. For a number
of years, Father Mirecki had been compiling material pertaining
to the beginnings of the Parish, and his research had unearthed
many interesting facts that had become ob scured with the
passage of time. The Dedication seemed the perfect time to
set down and preserve for all the parishioners and their descendants,
the story of their forefathers' early steps leading to the
existence of the large and active Parish that they call their
the past few years, Father Mirecki had written several articles
in Polish, about the beginnings of the Parish, and these articles,
published in "The Sunday Review", became the nucleus for his
text in this Book. His intimate knowledge of the progress
of the building program made it possible for him to recreate
the events of that undertaking with accuracy as well.
consultation with the publisher convinced Father Mirecki of
the feasibility of undertaking the Book as a self-supporting
Parish project. A Committee was formed with the object of
securing sponsorship for the Book, and a Sponsorship Drive
was energetically started by the enthusiastic committeemen.
At the same time, Father Mirecki began to gather historic
photographs and material from the parishioners. Their cooperation
in the project was notable. The wealth of material offered,
most of which was used in this Book, has added immeasurably
to its value as a documentary.
the Sponsorship Drive well under way and exceeding expectations,
and the School and Convent nearing completion, the Book itself
was put into the publisher's hands for color photography,
design and execution. The Book, as you see it here, is the
reasult of the cooperative effort of many people, all of whom
are due appreciative thanks for their willing and generous
help. While it is not feasible to name each person, individually,
whose support and assistance made this book possible, the
record should acknowledge the following:
Most Reverend Walter P. Kellenberg, whose gracious letter
of support is included in this Book; Very Reverend Monsignor
John McGann, who supplied our Bishop's photograph for reproduction
here; Dr. Peter B. Zuhoski and Mr. Charles W. Gatz, Co-Chairmen
of the Committee, who gave of their time selflessly; The Committee
Members, through whose diligence this project surpassed its
goals; Reverend Richard Kondziolka, for his encouragement
and assiitance; Reverend Mother M. Albina, who supplied the
history of "Our Teaching Sisters"; Mrs. Mary Densieski, Mrs.
Anna Kobylenski, Mrs. Nettie Kuroski, Miss Vera Lewandowski,
Mr. Sylvester Rusewicz, Mr. Thomas Sendlewski, Sr., and Mr.
Peter Zaweski, for the historic ptiotogiaphs they contributed;
Mrs. Mary Szabat, for her generous services in preparing and
typing copy; The Mesdames Florence Kowalsick, Dorothy Podlas,
Lottie Romaine, Ruth Zurawski, and Miss Joanne Danowski, for
their able typing assistance; Mr. Walter Dolega, Mr. George
Dec, and Fotocraft Shop of Riverhead, for their excellent
black-and-white photography; The "Long Island Catholic", for
supplying Bishop Baldwin's photograph; The Sponsors, listed
in the final pages of this Book, for their generosity and
good will; and each and every parishioner, for his continued
support of this and all Parish projects.