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Waclaw S. Jamroz, Reverend Father, age 44, Pastor of Our Lady of the Snows Parish, died suddenly, Oct. 8, beloved and devoted son of Stanislaw Jamroz and the late Janina, nee Szczurek; loving brother of Jozef (Bozena) Jamroz, Jolanta Jamroz and Edyta (Morihiro) Ukita; dearest uncle; cousin and friend to many. Father Waclaw was ordained in 1992 as a member of the Order of Salvatorian Fathers in Bielsko Biala, Poland. He was assigned by the Salvatorian Fathers to their Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Merrliville, IN. In 1997, Father Waclaw was assigned to St. Camillus Parish as Associate Pastor. He then served as Associate Pastor of Our Lady of the Snows in 2000 before serving briefly as Associate Pastor at St. Symphorosa Parish. He became Pastor of Our Lady of the Snows in Aug. of 2004. Between 1993 and 1996, Father Waclaw was involved in several radio and television broadcasting efforts aimed at the Polish speaking community. He created the Catholic radio program, Holy Rosary Radio which was broadcast to four different states. He also pioneered a religious program on Polish television called The Word of Life, during which he discussed each Sunday's Gospel readings. In 1995, he produced a program for Polish television that presented the history of several Chicago churches, and he also produced a series of radio cassette and compact disc recordings of rosary meditations and religious songs. Visitation for Father Jamroz will be Tuesday Oct. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church, 4810 So. Leamington, Chicago. A funeral Mass with Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago, presiding, will be Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Nowy Sacz, Poland. Arrangement are entrusted to the Richard-Midway Funeral Home. For information, please call 773-767-1840 or www. richardmidwayfh.com
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Oct. 12, 2009
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