Priest Vincas Jonas Bartuška was buried in the church yard of St Vincent de Paul church in May 3, 2010. He was a Catholic priest, protonotary apostolic, vicar general of Vilkaviškis diocese, professor and doctor of Canon law.
Vincas Jonas Bartuška (born September 21, 1917, Paežeriai, Marijampolė distr.) joined Vilkaviškis priest seminary in 1935. He started his priesthood in 1942 as a vicar in Šakiai. After few years, the young priest left Lithuania and went to Germany, Austria, and Italy. He studied theology at Gregorian University in Rome and received his doctorate of Canon law in 1948.
In 1949 V. J. Bartuška immigrated to USA there he worked at the diocese of San Diego, taught moral theology and canon law in the seminary, was appointed vice chancellor there. From 1957 to 1979 Bartuška taught in New York Manhattan College. In 1979 he left New York and went to work at St Casimir Lithuanian Catholic church in Los Angeles.
In 1993 the priest returned to Lithuania and started to work in Marijampolė. He was appointed as vicar general of Vilkaviškis diocese where he conducted the holy mass and provided other priest‘s services to the community.
At its own expense, supported the reconstruction of St Vincent de Paul church, initiated the building process of the parsonage and the churchyard. At his request and financing of sculptor Julius Narušis made sculpture "Pieta", which decorates St. Vincent Church. Vincas Jonas Bartuška died at age 93 in 2010.
Inscription on the heritage object
- AddressChurch of the St Vincent de Paul, 31a, Vytauto St, Marijampolė
- Date2010 -
- Statuslocal meanings, object of historical heritage
- Not staying
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Literature and resources
1. Mirė kunigas V.J.Bartuška : [1917 10 21 - 2010 04 29/ nekrologas] / "Suvalkiečio" informacija. - Iliustr. // Suvalkietis. - 2010, geg. 4, p. 3.
2. Viliūnas, Vytautas. Marijampolės šv. Vincento Pauliečio bažnyčia ir parapija : istorija ir dabartis / Vytautas Viliūnas. - Marijampolė : Idėjų dirbtuvės, 2014. - 168 p.