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St. Stanislaus In Chappell Hill Holds Cultural Thanksgiving Party

by James Smock on November 23, 2009

in Celebrations, Current Events

St. Stanislaus In Chappell Hill CCD Cultural ThanksgivingOn Sunday, November 22, 2009, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill held a Children’s Mass followed by a cultural Thanksgiving party for the CCD students and parishioners. The children, several of whom were dressed in traditional Polish costumes, served as greeters, lectors, altar servers and offering collectors and they also took the offerings to the altar.

After Mass, everyone went to the parish hall for a delicious meal which included pierogi, golabki, kapusta, rosol and other traditional Polish foods. Virginia Hill and Barbara Lee from the Polish Genealogical Society of Texas assembled the children on the stage and spoke to them about their Polish heritage. Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz then took the stage with his concertina and played some old time Polish music for everyone. St. Stanislaus religious education director Helen Gurka did a great job of organizing the Thanksgiving party and the children and adults all had a good time.

Below are a few photos of the fun and there is a slideshow of more photos on page 2.

St. Stanislaus CCD student proclaims the First Reading at the children's Mass.

St. Stanislaus CCD student proclaims the First Reading at the children

Crowd enjoys the abundance of good food.

Crowd enjoys the abundance of good food.

Barbara Lee and Virginia Hill speak to the children about their Polish heritage.

Barbara Lee and Virginia Hill speak to the children about their Polish heritage.

Dr Jim Mazurkiewiec sings a traditional Polish song while playing his concertina for the children.

Dr Jim Mazurkiewiec sings a traditional Polish song while playing his concertina for the children.

CCD Children enjoying treats at the Polish Heritage table.

CCD Children enjoying treats at the Polish Heritage table.

Slideshow of more photos on page 2

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