• February 5-11, 2023
    Fastiv, 5-11.02. 2023 Praised be Jesus Christ. A few words about Kherson – this was the sixth humanitarian mission to this hurting city since the day of its liberation. It is noticeable that there are fewer and fewer people in the city compared to our previous visits. The main statistics […]
  • February 12-18, 2023
    Fastiv, 12-18.02. 2023 Praised be Jesus Christ. The anniversary of the bloodiest stage of the great war of the russian Ffederation against the Ukrainian people and their country is approaching! For many of us, February 24th, 2022 changed everything in our lives, even more radically than February 20th, 2014. Every […]
  • January 29 – February 4, 2023
    Fastiv, 29.01 – 4.02.2023 Prasied be Jesus Christ. ​The week that is ending was full of meetings with new and old friends. We would like to thank Mrs. Tetyana Semenova and Mr. Oleksandr Volynets from Fastiv city-district organization of the Red Cross Society of Ukraine for supporting our Center at […]
  • January 1-7, 2023
    Fastiv, 1-7.01.2023 Christ was born! The first week of the new year was so intense, all days and even nights were full of incredible team spirit. All our efforts were directed to opening a Center for families who were forced to leave their homes due to the war. On January […]
  • January 1-7, 2023
    Fastiv, 1-7.01.2023 Christ was born! The first week of the new year was so intense, all days and even nights were full of incredible team spirit. All our efforts were directed to opening a Center for families who were forced to leave their homes due to the war. On January […]
  • December 22-24, 2022
    Fastiv, 22-24.12.2022 Christ was born! 22-24.12.2022 These Christmas holidays are completely different from the previous ones marked by war and suffering, but this gives us the opportunity to experience them exclusively and not lose a single moment of the time of this celebration. The uniqueness of these holidays lies in […]
  • December 3-7, 2022
    Fastiv, 3-7.12.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ. Meeting with St. Nicholas is the holiday that children look forward to the most on the eve of Christmas. Usually children write letters to the saint, asking him for various things they need. I saw several such letters before they were given to St. […]
  • November,27- December 3, 2022
    Fastiv, 27.11-03.12.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ.​ Yesterday we returned from our fourth humanitarian mission, the goal of which was Kharkiv Oblast, namely the locality: the villages Kunye, Zalyman, Volobuyvka, Chepil, Permovaiske and the towns of Balaklia and Izyum. We delivered 10 tons of humanitarian supplies of basic necessities – 1,500 […]
  • November 23-26, 2022
    Fastiv, 23-26.11.2022 Praissed be Jesus Christ! A week ago, together with the people of Kherson, although they were without electricity and water, we rejoiced at the liberation of this southern city. Unfortunately, these days, the entire area where we unloaded our aid in Kherson is now being shelled with rockets: […]
  • November 20-23, 2022
    Fastiv, 20-23.11.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! ​We are writing this letter to you a few hours after the Kyiv region was bombarded with 31 missiles, 21 of which were shot down by our air forces – this was reported by the Mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klitschko. As a result of […]
  • November 17-19, 2022
    Fastiv, 17-19.11.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Today our group returned from Kherson. So, a few words about liberated Kherson! Despite the fact that the city is deprived of electricity and water and the cold hurts, everyone we met was full of joy and sense of freedom. A huge number of […]
  • November 13-16, 2022
    Fastiv, 13-16.11.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! ​On Friday, Kherson was liberated, and on Monday, 200 food kits were already there. We thank our friends and partners, in particular Serhiy Tarasenko and Ihor Chorny. We are already preparing to leave for liberated Kherson these days with a larger group of volunteers […]
  • November 7-12, 2022
    Fastiv, 7-12.11.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! ​The main event of this week was a visit to those areas of Kharkiv region that were recently liberated from Russian occupation, in particular to Izyum. We set off in seven cars together with Fr. Vitaly Martsyniuk, parish priest of the Greek Catholic parish […]
  • November 2-5, 2022
    Fastiv, 2-5.11.2022 ​Saint Martin de Porres was an exceptional person. Close to everyone: rich and poor, people in need and well-off, from a sick beggar who had nowhere to lay his head to the viceroy of Peru, he was isolated only by the wall of the Dominican monastery, in which […]
  • October 30 – November 2, 2022
    Fastiv, 30.10 – 2.11.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ Memorial days began today, when we remember all the faithful who died, we especially remember all those who died defending Ukraine and wrap them in our prayers. There are no nameless graves for God, all his children are recorded in the heart […]
  • October 27-29, 2022
    Fastiv, 27-29.10. 2022 Praised be Jesus Christ. On Thursday at five in the morning, our volunteers left to deliver humanitarian aid to Odessa. Unfortunately, now sending bulky cargo has become quite expensive and we cannot use the services of carriers, so this time we decided to deliver help ourselves. More […]
  • October 23-26, 2022
    Fastiv, 23-26.10. 2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! When there is a lack of electricity, it is difficult to get used to our reality and switch to work, but this is how all our friends live in many cities of Ukraine. It is especially difficult when it concerns our service: baking […]
  • October 15-22, 2022
    Fastiv, 15-22.10.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ This is the second time we sit down to write our report. We have no electricity at the moment. So we end this week that began very restlessly: on Monday morning, Kyiv region and the whole of Ukraine was confused by massive rocket attacks, […]
  • October 13-15, 2022
    Fastiv, 13-15.10.2022 W ostatnich dniach Rosja kieruje rakiety w stronę naszych wiosek w okolicy Makarowa, ich mieszkańcy ponownie cierpią, wszak przez pierwszych 5 tygodni działań wojennych znajdowali się pod ścisłą okupacji. Rakiety uderzają w infrastrukturę krytyczną, co bardzo przeraża ludność cywilną, bowiem doskonale wiedzą co znacza życie bez dostępu do […]
  • October 09-12, 2022
    Fastiv, 09-12.10.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ. ​The morning of October 10 was difficult and very disturbing, we all had the feeling that it was not autumn just around the corner, but rather it was February 24th – a massive missile attack was announced by alarm signals that were already familiar […]
  • October 02-08, 2022
    Fastiv, 02-08.10.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ. ​The beginning of the month was full of various events in our life! We had to visit the walls of St. Sophia, and ancient Kyiv, and we also had to visit the equally ancient Kraków. In Kyiv, we received an award from the Verkhovna […]
  • September 29 – October,1 2022
    Fastiv, 29.09-01.10.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ. Fr. Alan, Associate General of the Dominican Order for the Affairs of Europe and Canada, came to us this week. Father Alan is visiting Ukraine for the second time since the beginning of the full-scale war. He is worried about Ukraine, cheers for its […]
  • September 25-28, 2022
    Fastiv, 25-28.09.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ. ​There are days when dreams come true… We received tourniquets and first aid kits for our soldiers from our friends from the United States of America. In the army, it is like “daily bread”, which we ask for several times a day in the […]
  • September 12-14, 2022
    Fastiv, 12-14.09.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Almost daily power cuts began on Sunday, lasting several hours. This is an alarming signal about the problem that awaits the whole country and will be a serious test for all of us! Even now, when the average daily temperature has slightly decreased, we […]
  • September 8-10, 2022
    Fastiv, 8-10.09.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! The new school year has begun. At the end of this week, we organized a holiday for children who entered our school of St. Martin. This year, it is also attended by the children of our forcibly displaced fellow citizens from the East of […]
  • September 4-7, 2022
    Fastiv, 4-7.09.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! For two weeks, our summer house in Yaremche welcomed extraordinary guests from Kharkiv – the congregation of the Little Missionaries of Mercy together with single mothers raising children rested in the Carpathians. Sister Camila mentioned in a conversation that it was a particularly quiet […]
  • August 31 – September 3, 2022
    Fastiv, 31.08-3.09.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! There are stories that we remember, that sink deep into our hearts … One of them is about a certain man from Makarov. At the beginning of April, we visited the place where his house had been burnt to the ground by the Russians. […]
  • August 28 – 31, 2022
    Fastiv, 28-31.08.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Summer is passing, and the new school year will start tomorrow. Yesterday we were saying goodbye to this wonderful time of the year in Nalyvaykivka near Makariv with the local children, and a little later the children from the nearby village of Pochepin joined […]
  • August 25 – 27, 2022
    Fastiv, 25-27.08.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! The school year will begin in a few days, it will be quite a difficult year. The war forced a large number of people to flee. Currently, there are a lot of refugees in the city – families from the East and South of […]
  • August 18 – 20, 2022
    Fastiv, 18-20.08.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! ​Hope conquers all despair! It contains many ordinary and unusual things: smiles of wards, caring hands of our volunteers, friends and well-wishers who call and support us. Today, near a store in Borodyanka, I overheard a conversation between two elderly people who, after receiving […]
  • August 13 – 17, 2022
    Fastiv, 13-17.08.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! ​Today is the feast of St. Hyacinth (Jacek). For our Dominican family, he is a special saint and apostle, the one who came to Kyiv in the distant XIII century to proclaim the Word of God. He healed the sick and saved people from […]
  • August 10 – 13, 2022
    Fastiv, 10-13.08.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Sometimes reports about the losses of Ukraine in terms of killed and wounded among the military or civilians are perceived as commonplace – an indispensable and terrible attribute of war. But these are real tragedies, tears and pain, broken dreams and plans for life. […]
  • August 7h-10th, 2022
    Fastiv, 7-10.08.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! On Monday, we celebrated the day of our father and founder, Saint Dominic! This year, an episode from his teenage years, when he was still studying theology, became strikingly close to us. In a time of famine, he sold all his books out of […]
  • August 4th-6th, 2022
    Fastiv, 4-6.08.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! In recent days, the phones we expect the most are those from our military. Yesterday I was talking to a friend who said that everything is fine, he is fine but they really need some support. Through volunteers, we will provide them with the […]
  • July 31st – August 3rd, 2022
    Fastiv, 31.07-3.08.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Our volunteers are a great and precious gift of God for the Church and the community! I want each of them to understand their worth and feel their role in the lives of those whom they help. That is why the second group of […]
  • July 28th-30th, 2022
    Fastiv, 28-30.07.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! There is no day when someone does not ask us for help from among those who suffered from the war and need support! This week we shipped most of the food to the East and to the Kharkiv Oblast – 930 food parcels – […]
  • July 24th-27th, 2022
    Fastiv, 24-27.07.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Summer is vacation time! That is why this Monday a group of volunteers from families from Kharkiv and Bachmut, who found shelter under the roof of our Center, left for our cottage in the mountains in Yaremche. This is our volunteers’ first holiday stay, […]
  • July 20th-23rd, 2022
    Fastiv, 20-23.07.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Today we have 150 days of war, or rather military actions taken by the aggressor – the Russian Federation, on a large scale, 150 days of genocide, robbery, destruction, 150 stolen days, stolen: childhood, parenthood, marital love … joy of life, normality – all […]
  • July 17th-20th, 2022
    Fastiv, 17-20.07.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! In three days, five months will pass from the day of the commencement of the massive and insidious attack of the Russian federation on our country … Time also counted by days and nights, because each day brings new victims, blood, tears, destroyed homes, […]
  • July 14th-16th, 2022
    Fastiv, 14-16.07.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Mid July is the time to prepare for the celebration of Our Lady of Berdyczów. Every year the parish expects pilgrims from Kiev, and then some parishioners set off on their way to reach the Berdyczów Sanctuary after six days … But this year […]
  • July 10th-13th, 2022
    Fastiv, 10-13.07.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Since the beginning of the war, our friends from Bachmut, Pokrowska, have been staying at the St. Martin’s Center. They were forced to leave their homes to save their lives. They are mothers who raise children at younger and school age. One of the […]
  • July 7th-9th, 2022
    Fastiv, 7-9.07.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ The healing time of wounds caused by war is what the inhabitants of our country are currently experiencing. Hope is the force which, despite the devastation that surrounds us, directs us towards the new. This week, we have completed equipping container homes for 20 […]
  • June 30th – June 2nd, 2022
    Fastiv, 30.06-2.07.2022 Praise Jesus Christ! The wounds caused by the war will take years to heal, meeting people whose families are divided is very painful and I want to find a medicine that will help and heal them as quickly as possible. This week we assembled a modular house in […]
  • June 27th-29th, 2022
    Fastiv, 27-29.06.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Summer has come and the heat has come. On these hot days, tiredness and discouragement are felt much more. Somewhere on the subconscious level, heat evokes a desire to take a vacation, rest away from work and duties… Just as a thirsty person strives […]
  • June 23rd-25th, 2022
    Fastiv, 23-25.06.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! This morning it was known what triggered the three air alarms that could be heard at night and in the morning. These were another massive rocket attacks on our country by the Russian federation, and the missiles were fired at the towns and villages […]
  • June 20th-22nd, 2022
    Fastiv, 20-22.06.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! This year’s celebration of Corpus Christi was exceptional for us. This uniqueness comes not only from the strong experience of Christ’s suffering in His Body, which is the Church, but also from the mystery of the Great Change, because here the bread turns into […]
  • June 16th-18th, 2022
    Fastiv, 16-18.06.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Another week of dedicated and fruitful work of our team of volunteers has passed! We distributed about 11 tons of food in the Kiev, Luhansk and Donetsk regions (in the east of the country). In the vicinity of Makariv, the roofs of five large […]
  • June 13th-15th, 2022
    Fastiv, 13-15.06.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! We experience the great dedication of our friends! Wulf Petram and Wilhelm Strick came to the Polish Wałcz once again to help Fastiv. Despite their considerable age – over eighty years, they personally brought two Volkswagen TSF fire trucks. Mr. Wulf Petram personally collected […]
  • June 6th-11th, 2022
    Fastiv, 6-11.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Simple things have a special meaning. On these hot days, we experienced joy because of that we were able to deliver refrigerators (simple things) to the modular town in Borodianka. We thank from our hearts for the help of Mrs. Elżbieta Pędzich from the […]
  • June 6-8, 2022
    Fastiv, 6-8.06.2022 Praise Jesus Christ, The eve of Pentecost is very important to us, and this year we especially looked forward to the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. During the war, a deep bond developed between us and, like never before, we felt a great unity between us. On this […]
  • June 2nd-4th, 2022
    Fastiv, 2-4.06.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! The last days were filled with many meetings with the children on the occasion of their holiday. We organized picnics in Makarów and in the villages of Zahal’tsi and Nowa Buda. These areas were heavily bombed during the occupation. Hundreds of houses were completely […]
  • June 1st, 2022
    Fastiv, 1.06.2022 Praise Jesus Christ, Today was marked by important events and joyful meetings. June 1 – Children’s Day in war-torn Ukraine – a substitute for normality. The first major event of the day was the opening of a modular container town in the city of Borodianka. They were visited […]
  • May 28th-30th, 2022
    Christ rose from the dead!!! On Saturday, we welcomed in our doorstep the wife of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Kiev, Mrs. Monika Kapa-Cichocka. The hard and painful experiences of the last tragic months of the war, somehow in a special way, strengthened our friendship and unanimity […]
  • May 25-27, 2022
    Fastiv, 25-27.05.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Today, the first families moved in to a new modular town, which was built with the help of the government of the Republic of Poland.We would like to thank our friends who provided blankets, kitchen equipment and other things necessary for everyday life, without […]
  • May 22-24, 2022
    Fastiv, 22-24.05.2022 Christ rose from the dead!!! Spring is a special time. People in the countryside are still on their plots of land, gardens, and houses … Currently, it is just a plot of land, the ground is what is left, because there are no houses anymore, only soil burnt […]
  • May 19-21, 2022
    Fastiv, 19-21.05.2022 Christ rose from the dead!!! Laudare, benedicere, praedicare – praise, bless, preach! – These are the words you can see on our Dominican coat of arms. And for us – the Dominican community of the House of St. Martin de Porres, the reason for pride is that these […]
  • 85 children from immigrant families underwent a comprehensive examination by Ochmatdyt doctors
    85 children from refugee families have undergone comprehensive examinations carried out at our Center by OHMATDIT doctors. All of them received confirmation of participation in the medical examination as well as further medical recommendations. They could consult a pediatrician, allergist, neurologist, pediatric gynecologist, ophthalmologist, ENT specialist, hematologist, psychologist, cardiologist and […]
  • May 13th-16th, 2022
    Fastiv, 13-16.05.2022 Christ rose from the dead! Last Saturday, together with the Ambassador Extraordinary of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine, Bartosz Cichocki, we visited places where our help constantly reaches: Makarów, Dmytrivka, Andrijiwka, Nalewaijivka. The Ambassador talked with the victims of Russian aggression, met with those who had lost […]
  • May 11th-13th, 2022
    Fastiv, 11-13.05.2022 Christ rose from the dead In recent days, together with our volunteers, we have provided roofing to the surrounding villages destroyed by bombing. The needs are huge, we try to make new friendships, help the elderly, large families and single people to rebuild what is left of their […]
  • May 5th-10th, 2022
    Fastiv, 5-10.05.2022 Christ rose from the dead! Last weekend our community celebrated the priestly ordination о. Igor Selishchev ОР. In this difficult time, such feasts are a special sign of Christ’s love for his Church. Please pray for Father Igor’s parents who live in Donetsk… In recent days, we have […]
  • May 4th-5th, 2022
    Fastiv, 4-5.05.2022 Christ rose from the dead! Our main task is to help the inhabitants of villages and towns where people are trying to renew their apartments and houses, are busy tidying up their lives and want to take up its challenges anew. This week, we managed to distribute over […]
  • April 30th – May 2nd, 2022
    Fastiv, 30.04-2.05.2022 Christ rose from the dead! We visited the villages around Borodianka, meeting people who, after the dark days of the Russian occupation, want to restore their homes, plant plots of land, and start a normal life again (this is extremely heroic in itself!). This attitude of people gives […]
  • April 27th-29th, 2022
    Fastiv, 27-29.04.2022 Christ rose from the dead! Yesterday Fastiv was under fire from Russian ballistic missiles, which resulted in the destruction of two residential buildings and about 10 of them were damaged. Nobody died, but there are people badly injured. All casualties were admitted to the municipal hospital. Dear Friends, […]
  • April 25th-26th, 2022
    Fastiv, 25-26.04.2022 Christ rose from the dead! During these days our Eastern Rite brothers were celebrating Easter! We, too, made every effort to accompany them with their Easter joy, sharing it with those in need. The tide of displaced persons is growing: today they are shooting at Mikolajow, and we […]
  • April 22nd-23rd, 2022
    Fastiv, 22-23.04.2022 Christ rose from the dead! On these festive days we visited locations that had suffered as a result of the invasion of the Russian Federation troops in the vicinity of Makarov and Borodianka (50-70 km from Fastów). There is a family in Dmytriwka whose house has been badly […]
  • April 19th-20th, 2022
    Fastiv, 19-20.04.2022 Christ rose from the dead! We are celebrating Easter! During the Eve on Holy Saturday, when our deacon Igor sang Exultet, explosions could be heard. Then there was silence, we prayed in tension, and looking at the large number of people in the church, I thought that probably […]
  • April 14th-16th, 2022
    Fastiv, 14-16.04.2022 Christ rose from the dead! We are celebrating Easter! During the Eve on Holy Saturday, when our deacon Igor sang Exultet, explosions could be heard. Then there was silence, we prayed in tension, and looking at the large number of people in the church, I thought that probably […]
  • April 12th-13th, 2022
    Fastiv, 12-13.04.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Contact with people in the occupied territories – this is our primary occupation in these and the coming days. Today I spoke with my friends from Kherson – they want to evacuate very much. We expect their dream to come true in the coming […]
  • April 9th-11th, 2022
    Fastiv, 9-11.04.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! We have started the Holy Week. There is no doubt that the days when we live the mysteries of Jesus’ Death and Resurrection will be uniquely special. Last week, thanks to your help, we gave out food and medications to over 2,400 people in […]
  • 7-8 April 2022
    Fastiv, 7-8.04.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! A few days ago, I talked to a friend from Pokrovsk (Donetsk region), with whom we planned evacuation more than a month ago. During this conversation, he said that currently the block where he lives is deserted – there are only 4 unaccompanied flats […]
  • April 5th-6th, 2022
    Fastiv, 5-6.04.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Today we would like to share a short story about the amazing women who are serving with us these days. A few days ago, there was an opportunity to bring food to Łypiwka (a village next to Makarowo), which was released from the Russian […]
  • April 3rd-4th, 2022
    Fastiv, 3-4.04.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Here is the report for the last few days. We are painfully experiencing the tragedy of Bucza, Irpień, Gostomel, Borodianka – it is a monstrous manifestation of cruelty, hatred, the terrible reality of evil that terrifies, deeply wounds our hearts, squeezes tears from even […]
  • April 1st, 2022
    Fastiv, 1.04.2022 Dear friends! The last two days were filled with intense work. We focused on villages near Makarov (50 km from Fastiv), ​​which have recently been cleared of Russian invaders. It was necessary to deliver the necessary food and basic necessities as soon as possible to the scared, hungry […]
  • March 29th-30th, 2022
    Fastiv, 29-30.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! In those days, our effort was focused on bringing aid to those villages near Makarov (50-60 km from Fastiv), which suffered from the cruel – though impermanent – occupation by the Russian army in recent weeks. The stories told by the inhabitants cause terror, […]
  • March 26th-28th, 2022
    Fastiv, 26-28.03.2022 Dear friends! The situation has remained quite tense in recent days. But despite everything, we try to serve everyone who needs our help. First of all, we direct our help to towns located within a radius of 40 km from Fastiv in the vicinity of Makarów and Byszewo. […]
  • March 24th-25th, 2022
    Fastiv, 24-25.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. Today, as we know, the Holy Father Francis entrusts Ukraine and Russia to the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In our parish, we especially experience this wonderful act of spiritual entrustment to the Mother of […]
  • March 23rd, 2022
    Fastiv, 23.03.2022 Dear friends! After 36 hours of suspension of activity due to the limitations of martial law, today we have returned to our ordinary activity during the wartime. Today we helped pensioners, displaced persons, families with many children and people with disabilities. Today we issued 620 food parcels and […]
  • March 21th, 2022
    Fastiv, 21.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! The situation has not changed in the last few days. You can feel the tension in the air which, despite the fact that the Russian troops have been pushed back, is still fueled by the sound of anti-air alarms that go off regularly during […]
  • March 18th, 2022
    Fastiv, 18.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! The day started with the unloading of 2 buses that brought us gifts from our Friends “Charytatywni Freta”. Thank you for your help and support, and to all volunteers, among which the inhabitants of a small town, located between Lembork and Wejherowo – Bożepole […]
  • March 17th, 2022
    Fastiv, 17.03.2022 Dear friends! The first calls I got today were just unfinished calls from yesterday. Informations that someone is lacking food, someone has remained in isolation and has no access to it, or that they cannot leave a siege. Our volunteers try to reach everyone who comes to us, […]
  • March 16th, 2022
    Fastiv, 16.03.2022 Dear friends! A 36-hour curfew was introduced yesterday evening – this decision restricts our mobility, but it is essential for our military. Throughout the day, we accepted parcels from Lviv – thank you to our Friends and the Ukrainian State Railways (“Ukrzaliznycia”)🙂! Today, one of the focuses of […]
  • March 15th, 2022
    Fastiv, 15.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Today at 7:00 a frightened friend from Kiev wrote to me: her father and grandfather’s apartment was destroyed by bombings. I immediately called another friend with whom we often went on the Kyiv-Berdyczów pilgrimage and asked about their condition. It turned out that the […]
  • March 14th, 2022
    Fastiv, 14.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Today, the situation in Fastiv is quite stable, despite the fact that from the north we hear noises from the outbreaks of war. The village of Jasnohorodka and its surroundings, which lie about 38 km north of us, were shelled by Russian artillery. Today […]
  • March 12th, 2022
    Fastiv, 12.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Today we have a sad news. Our compatriot Tymofij Rudiak – a defender of the Donetsk airport, “cyborg” – gave his life defending our city against the enemy near Makarov. A lot of the city’s inhabitants came to say goodbye to our hero. His […]
  • March 11th, 2022
    Fastiv, 11.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Every day at 8:00 am during the Eucharist, we thank God for a new day. Under these circumstances, these are not just beautiful words. At 9:15 we meet with the volunteers and distribute the responsibilities for the whole day. Today 154 people left for […]
  • March 10th, 2022
    Fastiv, 10.03.2022 Dear friends! This night was restless and difficult. We received information from several sources that a unit of Russian troops was heading towards our city. But fortunately our armed forces have repelled this pressure and put an end to the threat. It will be quiet for now… Today […]
  • March 9th, 2022
    Fastiv, 09.03.2022 Dear friends! Night anti-air alarms forced part of our crew to stay overnight in shelters, while the other part did not come down to the shelters, because they simply did not hear these alarms due to exhaustion …Thanks to the continuous help of our partners from Poland, 134 […]
  • March 8th, 2022
    Fastiv, 08.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! The situation around Fastiv remains quite tense. We suppose Russian troops may come closer to our city. We do not lose our enthusiasm and we try to help evacuate people. Today 104 people left Fastiv for Poland, including parents with children with disabilities. This […]
  • March 7th, 2022
    Fastiv, 07.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Not far from Fastiv, 20 km away, there is the tiny town of Bysziv, where a Dominican monastery used to be. Several of our parishioners live there now. The town was bombed at night – many houses were destroyed, people were left homeless. Tomorrow […]
  • March 5th, 2022
    Fastiv, 05.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Even though alarms sounded during the night, fatigue takes its toll – we didn’t hear them at all. This morning we managed to send 108 people to Poland, to the beautiful institution in Korbielów, where the great father Krzysztof Ruszel is the supervisor. Our […]
  • March 4th, 2022
    Fastiv, 04.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Today was a day when we couldn’t count the number of air alerts. Nevertheless, the situation in Fastiv and its vicinity is relatively stable. The main goal of our ministry these days has been to care for the hungry, and we try to distribute […]
  • March 3rd, 2022
    Fastiv, 03.03.2022 Praised be Jesus Christ! Tonight was not peaceful, we had to go to the shelter several times. Fortunately, however, we are all alive and healthy. All night our bakers baked bread for men from the Territorial Defense and all those in need (especially the elderly, the sick and […]
  • March 2nd, 2022
    Fastiv, 02.03.2022 Dear friends! This morning, at 8:00 a.m. a group of 50 children and their mothers left us, crossed the border and happily reached Sandomierz. The total journey time was 19 hours. We have already formed the next trip and we expect that tomorrow 100 children with their mothers […]
  • March 1st, 2022
    Fastiv, 01.03.2022 Dear friends! Today snow has fallen, even though today is the first day of spring for Ukraine. From the very morning, after the Holy Mass, we organized our service in various branches of our Center. A great number of our Friends have come to serve as volunteers. About […]
  • February 28th, 2022.
    Fastiv, 28.02.2022 Dear friends! Last night was relatively quiet! There has been a rotation of our guests coming and leaving for safer places. Currently, there are 70 people, including small children, who are staying for the coming night. The situation is quite tense. There were fights in the vicinity of […]
  • The 27th of February
    Fastiv, 27.02.2022 Dear friends! The night was turbulent, we had to wake the children up and go down to the basement, the children were crying all the time. However, today was a very beautiful day, a quiet sunny morning and a solemn Sunday before noon. One of our families and […]
  • The 26th of February
    Fastiv, 26.02.2022 Dear friends, The night before had been long and restless. Thirty four minutes after midnight we received information that we need to descend quickly to the shelters. At 4 a.m. we heard the sounds of very low flying missiles. Throughout the day, we received calls from people in […]
  • February 25th, 2022
    Fastiv, 25.02.2022 Dear friends, A few words about the next day ofwar on February 25, 2022.The day started uneasily because the children and teachers had to be evacuated to the basements … But such evil as the threat to life can turn out to be good, so it was an […]
  • The 24th of February
    Fastiv, 24.02.2022 Dear Friends and Partners! Today’s morning on February 24 became even more tragic for us, we woke up at 5:34 am from explosions at military facilities near Fastiv. Thank you very much for all your warm words of support to us, they are very dear and valuable to […]
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