Ministry and Mission — Rt. Rev. Msgr. Vincent Raith — Our Thanks!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 in Warwick In History Minutes | 0 comments

“Warwick in History” – The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Vincent Raith, P.A., served as pastor of St. Stanislaus Church in Pine Island, from 1927 to 1933, then he was named pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Florida where he remained until 1951. He was named Domestic Prelate on March 31, 1955, and received the title and special privileges of Prothonotary Apostolic from Pope Paul VI on November 19, 1966, and was a┬ámember of the highest college of prelates in Roman Curia.

During World War II Msgr. Raith was active in the Red Cross work and bond drives. Among other activities, he served as general chairman of the first two Onion Harvest Festivals in 1939 and 1940, and was one of the prime movers in the drive to get Pulaski Highway its official name in 1932.

His zeal among Poles and Americans of Polish ancestry helped to bring about his appointment as coordinator for arrangements for the observance of Poland’s Millennium, marking Poland’s 1000 years of Christianity. He served as pastor of St. Casimir’s Church in Yonkers until his retirement in 1969.