Ełk, Poland - June 2021 - On 13 June the consecration of the Church of San Rafał Kalinowski in Ełk was celebrated, presided over by the Bishop of the diocese of Ełk, Msgr. Jerzy Mazur, SVD, in the presence of Fr Tadeusz Jarecki, Salesian Provincial of Warsaw (PLE), and many Salesians. Thirty years ago John Paul II blessed the first stone for the church's construction. In June 1999, during a pilgrimage to Ełk, the Pope blessed the church already under construction so that the community could continue the charism of St. John Bosco: "Thus we shall start a great work, who knows if this beginning, this dot is not a seed from which a large tree will be born, which will gradually grow more and more until it becomes a great good." The temple was built on the solid foundations of faith and the work of the faithful and includes in addition to the large and beautiful church, parking lots, green areas, a religious house, an oratory, playgrounds, an outdoor gym, a football field, a basketball court, and a sports hall.
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