It is with great sadness that I kindly inform you that our dear pastor, Roman Chalupka, passed away on Wednesday afternoon (26.07.2023).
The news of his sudden, unexpected death while in his pastoral ministry plunged us into indescribable pain and sadness. We couldn't believe it really happened. We faced once again the great mystery of life and death. How differently we would have said goodbye to Pastor Roman had we known it was the last time. Let's hurry to forgive, support, love ... .
We are very grateful to Pastor Roman for 11 years of his very dedicated ministry in the Melbourne area. We will continue to listen to His sermons, and I will continue to play to His accompaniment. We will wipe away tears, but our hearts will be purified... . His appeals will not be in vain.
We sincerely wish to remember in prayers and support Sister Ania with her beloved children and her entire family. That's a lot of people who are suffering so much right now. Julia, Łukasz, Tomek, Szymon with their families. Basia and Marek with their loved ones and a whole host of friends and people close to them.
Pastor Roman lived for 72 years, but we believe so fervently that eternity will be added to him by God's grace. We say goodbye to Him with great hope of meeting Him in the glow of undying happiness.
On behalf of Polish churches in Melbourne.