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Monsignor John Malinowski celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood on Saturday, May 25, 2013 in Bryan, Texas. Born in Chappell Hill in 1935, the oldest of six siblings, Fr. John has been a part of the Bryan-College Station community for 40 years. He currently serves the Bryan-College Station area as chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital.
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2013 St. Joseph Catholic Church In Stoneham Texas Annual BazaarSt. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stoneham, Texas which was established in 1909 by Grimes County Polish immigrants, held their annual homecoming bazaar on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Bazaar day started with a special Mass celebrated by Fr. Ben Zientek at 10:30 am in the beautiful old church. Fr. Ben, a Washington County native, recently celebrated his 55th anniversary of ordination. 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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2013 Seventh Annual Polish Festival In Houston TexasThe Good Lord blessed the people at Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church with two days of really nice spring weather as the church held their 7th annual Polish Festival on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2013 on the church grounds in the Spring Branch area of Houston. The festival opened on Saturday morning with a rousing performance by Houston’s own Wawel Dance Group.
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On the evening of April 20, 2013, over 400 people gathered in St. Mary’s Recreation Center in Bremond Texas for “An Evening Of Heritage”, an event sponsored by the Bremond Historical Society that celebrated Bremond’s Polish community and the Polish Oral History Project. In February of 2012 the Bremond Historical Society was awarded a grant from the Baylor University Institute of Oral History to record oral histories from the Polish Community.
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Marshall Family, Friends and Traditions Reunion In Plantersville TexasFun, food, fellowship, music and dancing, what more could you ask for? Saturday, May 13, 2013 was a beautiful Texas spring day as hundreds of people from all over descended on Ronnie and Hazel Dutka’s beautiful big red barn in Plantersville, Texas to celebrate their Polish heritage at a fun-filled family reunion. The crowd was made up of members of the Marszalek/Marshall, Borek, Maduzia, Filar, Zabawa and Bartkowiak families along with many of their close friends.
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Koledy Polskie Polish Christmas Carolers In Chappell Hill TexasAt 12:45 PM on December 29, 2012, an enthusiastic group of kolednicy or Polish Christmas carolers began singing old time carols on the steps of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, a historic Washington County parish that was founded in 1889 by early Polish immigrants to Texas. The weather was windy and cool but overall it was a beautiful day for the 5th annual Kolędy Polskie in Chappell Hill. St. Stanislaus’ pastor, Father Jozef Musiol, a native Polish speaker with a great singing voice, helped Mike Addicks, Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, Mike Kurtin and Brian Marshall lead the group of about 75 singers of all ages.
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Polish Music at BlackPot Festival in Lafayette, LAIn October of 2012, after a short visit in New Orleans, I drove two and a half hours up to Lafayette, Louisiana, to play at the annual BlackPot Festival. Each year, the South Louisiana BlackPot Festival & Cook-Off is held at Lafayette’s Acadian Village, a living history park. In addition to presenting many kinds of roots music, the festival holds a “cook off” (hence the name “Blackpot”) in which contestants serve their best versions of Louisiana gumbo, cracklins, and jambalaya. Visitors sample the wares (mmmmm!) and leave tickets at the booths of their favorite chefs. The cooks who get the most tickets from satisfied customers win cash prizes, but nobody seemed overly competitive at this friendly festival.
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4th Annual Polish Heritage Dozynki Thanksgiving Mass In Chappell Hill TexasSt. Stanislaus Catholic church in Chappell Hill, Texas held their 4th annual Dożynki Mass and Celebration at the historic old church on Sunday, November 18, 2012. The dożynki or harvest festival is a joyful celebration which dates back to the middle ages in Poland. The celebration honors our Polish Heritage by giving thanks for our many blessing during the week of Thanksgiving.
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