St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stoneham TexasSt. Joseph Catholic Church was established in 1909 by a group of Polish-speaking immigrants from the Grimes Prairie, Stoneham and Plantersville areas. For many years, Stoneham’s Polish community worshiped either with the Polish community of St. Stanislaus in Anderson or with the Ukrainian-German community of St. Mary in Plantersville. In 1909, because of historical rivalries and antagonism rooted in the Old World and the arrival of a new pastor at St. Mary, the Polish community in the Stoneham area separated itself from the Plantersville community, joining itself with the Polish community of Anderson as a mission, and built its own sanctuary in the present location, under the spiritual leadership and jurisdiction of the Polish-speaking pastor of St. Stanislaus in Anderson. This arrangement would last until 1967 when jurisdiction would be transferred to St. Mary in Plantersville with St. Joseph as its Mission. This is the present status, uniting the communities of St. Mary and St. Joseph. Read the full article →

Houston Texas Polish Festival - Our Lady Of Czestochowa Church

The 2nd annual Polish Festival at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church in Houston was a rousing success. The festival was held on Saturday, May 3, 2008 on the church grounds in Spring Branch. Our Lady must have put in a good word for the parish because the weather was just about as perfect as it can get. The festivities started at 10 am and when I left a little after 9 pm it was still going strong. Everybody I talked to in the large crowd was having a good time.

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by James Smock on April 22, 2008

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Thank You For Participating In Our Sweepstakes
Which Ended On December 10, 2008

Our winners were chosen by random drawing on December 19, 2008. The 4 winners are:

1st Prize : Polish Music Gift Box containing 5 CD’s and a T-Shirt – Retail Value: $100.00 sponsored by Brian Marshall, Texas-Polish Danceband Fiddler, Polish American Journal On-Line Bookstore, The Choir of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill, Texas and Polish Heritage Gift Shop.

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10 April 2008

Please join us at the new Polish Texans Forum. This forum is an extension of the main Polish Texan website and is for the discussion of events related to Texans of Polish descent. The forum is in the beginning stages and looks a little bare right now, but hopefully, it will grow and become a popular place where we can help each other in our history and genealogy research.

While anyone can read the posts on this forum, only registered members can post replies or new threads. It only takes a minute or two to register and it will help to reduce the spam which is so prevalent on the internet.

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Houston’s Polish Festival is a celebration of all things Polish ? the food, the music, the language, the customs and the culture of the Polish people. The Festival is held on the grounds of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church conveniently located at 1731 Blalock Drive, about 1.5 miles north of the Katy Freeway. Featured at the Festival is a large sampling of traditional Polish foods such as pierogi (stuffed dumplings), golabki (cabbage rolls) and kielbasa (sausage) and a huge assortment of traditional cakes, rolls and desserts lovingly prepared by our parishioners. Music for this year?s festival will be provided by Brian Marshall and the Texas Slavic Playboys and Chris Rybak noted Texas accordionist; and traditional Polish songs and dances will be performed by our children?s choir throughout the day.

As part of the festival, visitors will be able to tour our beautiful church constructed in the traditional Polish style and will be able to see our Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Polish Black Madonna, and learn of Our Lady?s 600 year old history as protector and defender of the Polish nation. In addition, our festival provides a supervised, safe and fun children?s area complete with games, face painting, kids? snacks and other fun activities to keep the kids entertained. Inside our beautifully decorated parish hall, visitors will find a silent auction full of unique items on which to bid while being entertained by a fine classical pianist. Our entire parish community extends an invitation for everyone to come and celebrate all things Polish with us ? Zapraszamy! (We welcome you!)

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Saturday, June 28, 2008
Bremond, Texas

Saturday, May 3, 2008 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

For more information visit the PGST website

September 13, 2008 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Barbara Franz, Montgomery County Library

For more information visit the PGST website