Ś+P Rev. Kenneth Strawhand, SSM, Sayreville, NJ (February 2, 1949 – February 7, 2013) was called home to the Lord on Thursday, February 7, 2013. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 16th at Sayreville Memorial Home, 341 Washington Rd., Sayreville, NJ. Friends may call 3-7 pm.
Ordained in 1985 śp. Fr. Strawhand was received into the Polish National Catholic Church in 1992 and served the Church for over 20 years at St. Casimir’s in Lowell, Massachussetts and more recently at St. Casimir’s Parish in Irondequoit, New York. Prior to entering the Polish National Catholic Church, Fr. Strawhand served in the Anglican Church in America. He also worked with the Fellowship Of Concerned Churchmen. He was educated at St. Anthony Seminary where he earned a Masters in Sacred Theology with concentrations in theology, liturgy, and philosophy.
Fr. Strawhand’s had served as Missionary Director, United Episcopal Church of America (New York State); President, Ministerial Alliance, Hot Springs, Arkansas; Former Member of the Matrimonial Commission, Diocese of the Southwest, American Episcopal Church; Former Recording Secretary, Diocese of the Southwest Diocesan Council; Examining Chaplain, Liturgy, Diocese of the Southwest, Anglican Church in America; Instructor and Examining Chaplain, Theology and Vice-President, Clergy Conference and Member, Eastern Diocesan Council, PNCC; Chancellor and Diocesan Secretary, PNCC, Buffalo-Pittsburgh Diocese, Chaplain, 191st Assault Helicopter Company (US Army); Contributing author to Ecclesia, a publication of the American Episcopal Church as well as Rola Boża (God’s Field) of the Polish National Catholic Church. Fr. Strawhand authored several papers, including “The Psychological Ramifications of the Sacrament of Penance” (1988). He was a member of The Society of St. Michael the Archangel, The Anglican & Orthodox Society of St. Willibroard, The C.S. Lewis Society, American Catholic Church Union, The Society of St. Luke the Physician, The Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, Alumni Association, Trinity Seminary, International Society of Theology, Society of Online Christian Theology and Philosophy.
Eternal rest grant unto your servant and priest, Kenneth, and may the perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.