St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Bazaar In Chappell HillIt was a beautiful Texas day as a large crowd descended on St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill for the annual homecoming bazaar on September 5, 2010. A delicious catered barbecue dinner with all the fixings was served beginning at 11am along with plenty of cold beer and soft drinks. There were Grocery, Ham and Sausage, Cake, Vendor Booths and bingo for the adults and a Toy Booth, Train Rides and other activities for the kids. The grand auction with lots of great items was held at 2pm.
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St. Mary Catholic Church Bazaar In Plantersville TexasSt. Mary’s Catholic Church in Plantersville bills itself as a ‘Historic German Painted Church’ but the huge crowd at their 55th annual bazaar on Sunday, September 5, 2010 included a large contingent of Polish Texans, including Our Lady of Czestochowa pastor Fr. Leszek Wedziuk, Polonia Restaurant owners Andrzej and Sharon Szpak, Polish dance band fiddler Brian Marshall and his family, Read the full article →

2009 Houston Dozynki Polish Harvest FestivalThe 2nd annual traditional Dozynki or Polish Harvest Festival will be held at Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Houston, Texas on Saturday and Sunday, September 18 and 19, 2010. There will be two full days of live Polish music, dancing, folk programs, a Harvest Festival Wreath and Bread Ceremony and other entertainment. There will also be a silent auction and raffle. Pierogi, bigos, golabki and other traditional Polish food will be served along with Texas barbecue and an assortment of good deserts. Soft drinks, beer and wine will also be available.
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Celebrate Your Polish Heritage in Texas on Labor Day WeekendThere are lots of events scheduled in Texas for the last holiday weekend of the summer, most noteably the church bazaars on the Sunday before Labor Day. It’s hard to decide which ones to attend, but here’s several of them that relate to our Polish Texan heritage.
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Polski Urodziny In Bryan TexasOn Saturday, August 14, 2010, Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz celebrated his 55th birthday in style with a Polish birthday party at his home in Bryan, Texas. Several hundred people braved the late summer Texas heat to eat, drink, dance and embrace their Polish heritage. The evening began with a house blessing by Msgr. John Malinowski followed by a blessing of the meal in Polish and English by Jim Mazurkiewicz. As is typical of these types of events, there was more food then the crowd could possibly eat. Guests brought a variety of homemade Polish dishes including kielbasa, pierogi, czarnina, kapusniak, rosol, bigos, golabki along with plenty of deserts and lots of cold piwo.
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Polski Urodziny In Bryan TexasDear Polish Friends:

We are having a Polish Birthday “Polski Urodziny” party at our house on Saturday, August 14 from 6:30 p.m. until 12 midnight. Anyone that is interested in Polish music, food and fellowship is invited to attend. We will not be sending out any invitations, but would like for you to invite anyone that would enjoy our Polish heritage and traditions. This Polish party is to celebrate my 55th birthday. Read the full article →

Henry Mazurkiewicz 80th Birthday PartyIf you drive by St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill Texas on a nice sunny day you’ll likely see Henry Mazurkiewicz in his overalls mowing his yard or working in his garden. You can tell it’s Henry’s house because there is a big Polish flag flying on a pole in the front yard. Henry’s Polish pride was evident on Saturday, July 17, 2010 as he celebrated his 80th birthday with family and friends. Chappell Hill native Msgr. Harry Mazurkiewicz gave the blessing and then the guests dined on good Texas barbecue along with a tray full of home made kiszka and Polish pickles. The three beautifully decorated birthday cakes represented some of Henry’s favorite past times including fishing, gardening and swatting flies.
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St. Stanislaus Catholic Church In Bandera TexasAfter Napoleon freed a part of Poland in 1817, problems arose for the Polish people. An agreement was made at the Congress of Vienna in Austria. Austria took the Polish Saxony region and Russia took most of Poland. The Russian Czar, “Alexander,” formed the kingdom of Poland, giving it a constitution, an army, and a Polish administration. The Polish people did not like all the restrictions. They remembered the time when they, not the Russians, ruled Eastern Europe.
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