The last farewell to the Emeritus Bishop of Brno, Mons. ThDr. Petr Esterka, who died after a long illness in California (USA) on August 10, 2021, will be held at Holy Mass on Friday, September 24, 2021.Brno - At 9.30 there will be a service in the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul with the participation of the Brno diocesan bishop Vojtěch Cikrle to preside over the apostolic nuncio in the Czech Republic Mons. Charles Daniel Balvo.
Mons. ThDr. Petr Esterka died in the morning on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 in California (USA). California compatriots said goodbye to him at Christ Cathedral in Orange County at Mass. on August 20, 2021. After this farewell, the bishop was transferred to the Czech Republic. After a funeral mass in Brno, Petrov and his birthplace in Dolní Bojanovice, he will be buried in the local cemetery.
Milí krajané, všechny Vás srdečně zdravím z našeho českého Velehradu zde v Kalifornii. Jak už jste asi slyšeli a víte, v úterý 10. srpna 2021 v ranních hodinách byl povolán Nejvyšším Veleknězem a Stvořitelem do věčného domova ve věku 85 let náš dlouholetý pastýř, biskup a misionář Mons. Petr [...]
Petr Esterka was born on 14 November 1935 in Dolní Bojanovice near Hodonín. He attended the Episcopal Grammar School in Brno, where he experienced Operation K in April 1950 - the violent destruction of male monastic orders. He managed to complete his secondary education after several attempts, at an eleven-year school in Hodonín in 1956. He worked as a career at Lignum; he was interrogated by State Security for his opinions and convictions.
Many religions use beads to keep track of prayers. Our Rosary, a circle of beads, is like a garland offered to Mary because we pray a prayer on each bead. This well-loved prayer has its roots in the 150 psalms. People who couldn’t read began praying 150 Hail Marys instead, the equivalent of three of our modern rosaries covering the original three sets of mysteries.
I cordially greet you all from Velehrad in California. After a long waiting period for a work permit, I arrived on Thursday, January 30th. So I’m finally here with you, and I’m looking forward to meeting you personally. If you are unable to attend our common services, please call, and [...]
Three parishes in Fullerton work together with community groups and city leaders to find concrete solutions to homelessness. For the past two-plus years up until early this July, Fr. Kriz had been allowing some 30 homeless people to spend the night in the church parking lot, which has caused some [...]
We have great news for you today. On September 10, Bishop Peter Esterka received a letter from Bishop Maly that a priest who is available was found and has many years of experience with expatriate parishes abroad.
You can read the original article at the Los Angeles Times website. Father Kriz is our hosting priest who serves our Czech community in his spare time and actively participates in our events. “I have seen the possibility that I could lose my job here,” Kriz said. “I’m thinking [...]
Let us introduce you to Fr.Zdenek Kriz, a member of the Servite order, who is currently pastor of St Philip Benizi Parish in Fullerton. He speaks Czech as well as English and Spanish, and has agreed to say some of our Czech Masses, beginning in November at the Polish Center, [...]