Jaroslaw Rafalko Obituary, Death – We are writing to tell you of the passing of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Jaroslaw Rafalko, Bishop of the Western Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church. Bishop Rafalko served the Polish National Catholic Church in the Western Diocese. This is an announcement that we are making with the utmost sense of regret. “I have performed admirably in the competition; I have successfully finished the assignment at hand; I have maintained my integrity.” (2 Tim. 4:7 [NAB])
This comfort and security may be experienced by those who put their confidence in God. The parishioners of St. Mary’s Parish in West Allis, Milwaukee, want His Excellency, the Most Reverend Jaroslaw Rafalko, and the rest of the Rafalko family to know that they are thinking about them and sending their condolences during this difficult time. We pray to God that the pure soul of Bishop Rafalko will be lifted up, that he will be abundantly blessed, and that he will be welcomed with open arms into his new home in the eternal kingdom of Heaven. This is our hope and our prayer. As a most cherished son has returned to God the Father via our Lord Jesus Christ, may all of the Saints, Angels, Archangels, and Heavenly host embrace him with joy as they welcome him back into their midst. In light of the fact that God the Father now has his son back, it is through Jesus Christ that God the Father received his son back.
The accomplishments of Bishop Rafalko are quite impressive. After he had faithfully shepherded the people of God, he had an impact on thousands of lives, he had confirmed and strengthened the faith of countless individuals, and he was welcomed with honor into the loving arms of his heavenly father. All of these things occurred after he had completed his ministry to the people of God. Those who place their trust in God may feel the peace and safety that comes from being encircled by the loving arms of the Lord.