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South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine
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Grass-roots leaders join call for 'disrupting' oppression that hurts many
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Be ashamed when tempted to use church for power struggles, pope says
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Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you
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Employees of archdiocese volunteer to bring meals and good cheer to the homeless
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Special Olympians show world that 'every person is a gift,' pope says
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South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine
South Sudan bishops condemn atrocities, appeal for help to prevent famine
Grass-roots leaders join call for 'disrupting' oppression that hurts many
Grass-roots leaders join call for 'disrupting' oppression that hurts many
Be ashamed when tempted to use church for power struggles, pope says
Be ashamed when tempted to use church for power struggles, pope says
Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you
Pope's tip for becoming a saint: Pray for someone who doesn't like you
Employees of archdiocese volunteer to bring meals and good cheer to the homeless
Employees of archdiocese volunteer to bring meals and good cheer to the homeless
Special Olympians show world that 'every person is a gift,' pope says
Special Olympians show world that 'every person is a gift,' pope says

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Wiktor-2TRUMBULL – Vincentian Father Ronald A. Wiktor, 74, a resident of St. Joseph’s Manor in Trumbull, died on July 20 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport.

He was born in Lackawanna, N.Y., on Dec. 26, 1935, a son of the late Andrew and Mary (Kurczewski) Wiktor.

Father Wiktor was ordained a priest of the Congregation of the Mission on June 1, 1963.

He attended St. Barbara’s School in Lackawanna; St. John Kanty Prep in Erie, Pa.; St. Joseph’s College in Princeton, N.J.; St. Vincent’s Novitiate in Germantown, Pa.; and Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton, Pa. He also did postgraduate work at Fairfield University.

In Connecticut, his assignments included St. Joseph Parish in Ansonia, St. Michael Parish in Derby and DePaul Residence in Manchester.

His assignments also took him to St. John Kanty Prep; St. Vincent’s Mission House in Utica, N.Y.; Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Pittsfield, N.H.; and Our Lady of Lebanon Parish in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He had been a consulter for his order’s New England Province.

He is survived by a sister, Barbara Peters of Charleston, S.C.; brothers Norman Wiktor of West Seneca, N.Y.; Thomas Wiktor of Orchard Park, N.Y.; and Damian Wiktor of Boston, N.Y.; eight nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on July 24 at St. Michael Church. Burial followed in the Vincentian plot in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Derby.

 

 

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