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2014 St. Joseph Catholic Church In Stoneham Texas Annual BazaarOn Sunday, May 26, 2013, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stoneham, Texas held their annual homecoming bazaar to celebrate the 115th year of the founding of the historic parish. St. Joseph’s was established in 1909 by a group of Polish-speaking immigrants from the Grimes Prairie, Stoneham and Plantersville areas. This year’s bazaar started with a special Mass celebrated by Fr. Bill Kelly at 10:30 am in the beautiful old church. At 11:00 am, workers started serving a delicious barbecue pork and beef dinner with all the fixings including a wide array of homemade deserts and cold ice tea.
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2014 Eighth Annual Polish Festival In Houston TexasBeautiful spring weather welcomed a large crowd of visitors to Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church as the parish held their 8th annual Polish Festival on Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, 2014. The festival was held on the church grounds in the Spring Branch area of Houston. The festival opened on Saturday morning with music by DJ Chris Piorkowski and singing by Edward Winiarski, followed by a rousing performance of Polish folk dancing by Houston’s own Wawel Dance Group.
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2014 Houston Texas Polish Festival - Our Lady Of Czestochowa ChurchHouston’s 8th Annual Polish Festival will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm and on Sunday, May 4, 2014 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The festival is a celebration of all things Polish – the food, the music, the language, the customs and the culture of the Polish people and will be held on the grounds of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church conveniently located at 1731 Blalock Drive, in the Spring Branch area of Houston, about 1.5 miles north of the Katy Freeway.
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2013 Polish Heritage Festival At St. Mary In Brenham, TexasOn Sunday, October 27, 2013, St. Mary’s Catholic Church hosted their 23rd annual Polish Heritage Festival at the Parish Activity Center on the church grounds in Brenham, Texas. A delicious Polish meal was served to the waiting crowd beginning at 11 am. The meal included baked ham, kielbasa, rosół z kury, czarnina, kiszona kapusta, potatoes and green beans along with delicious desserts and ice tea, soft drinks and cold piwo to drink.
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59th Annual St. Stanislaus Catholic Church In Anderson Texas Homecoming and BazaarSoggy, muggy weather didn’t stop a large crowd from celebrating the 59th annual homecoming bazaar at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Anderson, Texas on Sunday, October 13, 2013. The day began as always with Holy Mass celebrated by pastor Fr. JoJo Cal-Ortiz. The choir sang a beautiful rendition of bądźże pozdrowiona in Polish and English as the communion hymn.
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2011 Houston Sts. Cyril & Methodius Slavic Heritage FestivalThe 50th Annual St. Cyril and Methodius Slavic Heritage Festival was held on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on E. Whitney in Houston. The morning began with a traditional Slavic Mass honoring Sts. Cyril and Methodius followed by a procession and grand entrance into the main hall. Greg Harbar and the Gypsies were the first group to perform on the stage. At noon, there was a welcoming ceremony for the Slavic Communites of Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Croatia along with the singing of the United States and each participating countries national anthems.
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2013 Dozynki Houston Polish Harvest FestivalAfter a rain filled festival opening on Friday evening, Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Houston Texas began their annual Dożynki or Polish Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 12, 2012 with gradually improving weather. By Sunday, the temperature was moderate and the sky’s were clear and bright blue. The festival opened on Saturday with a showing of the American, Polish and Texas flags by a large group of folk costumed festival participants and the singing of the national anthems of Poland and the United States.

The three day Dozynki festival is based on a tradition that dates back for many centuries in Poland and symbolizes the end of the harvest for the farmers. It is a time of happiness, good food, folk dancing and live music.
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2013 St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Bazaar In Chappell HillThe scorching hot Texas sun didn’t stop the large crowd of people who came to Chappell Hill Texas on Sunday, September 1, 2013 for St. Stanislaus Catholic Church’s 76th annual homecoming bazaar. A delicious catered barbecue dinner was served beginning at 11am along with plenty of cold beer and soft drinks. There were lots of fun booths along with bingo for the adults and a toy booth, train ride and other activities for the kids. The live auction with lots of great items started at 2pm.
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