Polski Dzien Polish Days 2011 In Bremond TexasBremond Texas celebrated their 25th annual Polski Dzien or Polish Day on Saturday, June 23, 2012 with record breaking crowds. I arrived in town early Friday afternoon and I could immediately feel the excitement and energy as the town was busy getting ready for the big day. There seemed to be a rebirth of the old Polski Dzien, perhaps it was the milestone of 25 years or the hundreds of Polish flags hanging all over town or the newly painted buildings downtown but something was different. There was no mistaking it that this year Bremond, a town that was known as the Polish Capital of Texas, was going to throw a Polish party like no other.
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Father Frank Kurzaj And Silesian Poles Visit Houston TexasA group of Polish citizens from the Silesian region of Southern Poland visited Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Houston on June 14, 2012. Led by Monsignor Franciszek Kurzaj, better known as Father Frank, the group came to nearby Polonia Restaurant for good food, fun, music and singing. Father Frank, pastor of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in San Antonio was born in Silesia and came to America in 1986 where he served as pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Panna Maria.
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25th Annual Polski Dzien (Polish Day) In Bremond TexasThe Bremond Chamber of Commerce is busy getting ready for the big crowd that will come to celebrate Bremond’s rich Polish heritage at Polski Dzien (Polish Day) XXV on Saturday, June 23, 2012. This year’s festival will feature lots of delicious Polish food, piwo and plenty of Polish music by Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, Brian Marshall and friends.
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Fr. Jozef Musiol 40th Anniversary Celebration At St. Stanislaus In Chappell HillFriends, family and parishioners of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church gathered in Chappell Hill Texas on Sunday, June 3, 2012 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Father Jozef Musiol’s religious vocation. Holy Mass was celebrated at 9 am by Bishop Joe Vasquez and concelebrated by Fr. Jozef Musiol, Msgr. Boli Zientek and Msgr. Ben Zientek. Escorted by Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus members in full regalia, the Mass procession included the bishop, priests, deacons, acolytes, altar servers and a group of the parish CCE children. Many of Fr. Jozef’s friends and former parishioners were present at the Mass.
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2012 St. Joseph Catholic Church In Stoneham Texas Annual Bazaar

It was a beautiful sunny day with a light wind blowing as St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stoneham, Texas held their annual homecoming bazaar on Sunday, May 27, 2012. St. Joseph’s was established in 1909 by Grimes County Polish immigrants. Bazaar day started with a special Mass celebrated by Fr. Bill Kelly at 10:30 am in the beautiful remodeled church. At 11:00 am, workers started serving a delicious barbecue pork and beef dinner with all the fixings including a choice of homemade deserts and cold ice tea.
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Polish Village Music In New Waverly TexasSome many years ago Todd Buckner (Bochnia) informed me that he had a video from the 50’s of a 50th wedding anniversary in New Waverly, TX. It took some time but eventually we hooked up and he let me borrow the tape in question and I discovered that what he actually had was an audio recording duplicating exactly what had been played at a wedding reception in the early 1900’s. Read the full article →

2012 St. Joseph In Stoneham Texas BazaarSt. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Stoneham, Texas will be hosting their annual homecoming bazaar on Sunday, May 27, 2012 on the church grounds. St. Joseph Catholic Church was established in 1909 by a group of Polish-speaking immigrants from the Grimes Prairie, Stoneham and Plantersville areas.

Activities include a delicious barbecue dinner, booths and games for adults and children, raffle, live auction and live music.
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2012 Sixth Annual Polish Festival In Houston TexasOur Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church held their 6th annual Polish Festival on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2012 on the church grounds in the Spring Branch area of Houston. The weather was hot and sunny and a large crowd showed up on both Saturday and Sunday to enjoy the delicious food, cold piwo and great entertainment. The festival opened on Saturday morning at 10:00 am with a presentation of the American, Polish and Texas flags and singing of the national anthems of the United States and Poland.
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