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Edward Hubicz fonds
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CA OPMA OPMA A-2019-06
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- Hubicz, Edward, 1912-1999
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0.1 m of textual, graphic, and philatelic records
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Edward Michael Hubicz was born in September 25, 1912, in Bodzanow, Poland, to Michal Hubicz and Petronella Wroblonski. The Hubicz family immigrated to Canada in April 1913.
Hubicz attended St. John Cantius Parish School, Lord Nelson School, and Isaac Newton School in Winnipeg. In 1929, Hubicz attended St. John’s College in St. Jean, Quebec. In 1935, he entered the Poznan Diocesan Seminary in Poland and was ordained as a subdeacon, followed by a year at St. Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto, Ontario. He was ordained into priesthood on July 16, 1939 at the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, giving his first Mass at St. John Cantius Church. Throughout his career, he served in the following roles:
- Parochial Vicar at Holy Trinity, Sifton (1939)
- Parochial Vicar at St. John Cantius, Winnipeg (1940-43)
- Pastor at Sts. Peter and Paul, Pine River (1943-44)
- Pastor at Corpus Christi, Winnipegosis (1944-49)
- Pastor at St. Michael’s Church, Gimli
- Pastor at Our Lady of the Lake, Winnipeg Beach (1956-67)
- Pastor at St. John Cantius, Winnipeg (1967-85).
- Chaplain to the Missionary Oblate Sisters of Mary Immaculate
- Chaplain to Sisters of St. Benedict
- Chaplain to Sisters of the Holy Names.
- Vice Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg (1951-1952)
- Chancellor (1952-56) Director of the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
- Defender of the Bond, Marriage Tribunal (1952-68).
- Vicar General during the absence of the Cardinal in 1969.
Hubicz was a member of the Polish Priests' Association in Canada (CPAC) and the original Millennium Committee (later, Millennium Fund).
Hubicz was appointed as a Prelate of Honour by Pope Paul VI, and was invested by George Bernard Cardinal Flahiff in 1974.
Hubicz retired from active ministry on August 3, 1985. He authored three books: “The History of Our Lady of the Lake Church” (1956), “Father Joe: A Manitoban Missionary” (1958), and “Polish Churches in Manitoba” (1960). He also published an article in the Manitoba Pageant titled “First Polish Settlers in Manitoba” (April 1957).
Edward M. Hubicz died in Winnipeg on November 19, 1999, and was buried at Assumption Cemetery.
The original transfer of these records to Ogniwo Polish Museum was not noted; however, it is likely that they were transferred to Ogniwo in August 1989, possibly in relation to a research project on Poles in Manitoba (and possibly together with A-2017-03, Caroline Haydey fonds). The fonds were accessioned formally into Ogniwo Polish Museum Archives and described in 2019.
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The fonds consists of notes, collected materials, and correspondence relating to Hubicz’s research on Poles in Manitoba; research and correspondence relating to Poland’s millenium (1966) as well as early minutes of the Polish Canadian Millenium Fund (originally referred to as the “Millenium Committee”/”Komitet Millenium”); correspondence and records relating to Hubicz’s trip to Poland in 1966; some collected philotelic material; as well as 66 photographs of Hubicz, acquaintances, various churches and parishes, and the visit of Pope John Paul II to Manitoba in 1984.
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Digitized versions of individual documents or photographs can be made available to researchers via email request to Ogniwo Polish Museum.
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The records were described in 2019 and the description uploaded in 2020.
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