new Youth Ministry Coordinator
St. Nicholas Parish is happy to welcome a new Youth Coordinator, Doctor Penny Parzycagla. Née Kwiatkowski, Penny is is the daughter of Ukrainian Catholic priest Father Edward Kwiatkowski and St. Nicholas Parishioner Phyllis Kwiatkowski. Penny's brother, The Reverend Doctor Michael Kwiatkowski is a professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. Her sister is Sister Michaila Kwiatkowski, Vice-General Superior of the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Penny holds a doctoral degree in education of children (pedagogy) and thus she is perfectly suited to work with our young people. Penny is a practicing Ukrainian Catholic and has been attending our parish for a couple of years. In 2003, Penny moved back to Winnipeg, where she lives with her husband Ted. Currently she is working at a community college where she is establishing a music degree program.
I have interviewed Dr. Penny and welcomed her on-board our parish volunteer team. She requires our enthusiastic, prayerful and human support as she begins to re-construct our youth program. I call upon everyone to assist her in any way possible.
With your solidarity and Penny's generosity and expertise, the Lord will surely bless our renewed youth ministry. Let us not hesitate to support this renewed endeavor.
Father Athanasius McVay, OSBM
June 10, 2005
If you would like to take-part in Parish Youth Activities, please fill-out the contact forms available in church or submit your name and phone number to Penny, via the Parish Office.