Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz - Why I play Polish Folk Music?I play Polish folk music because of my grandparents. They were simple people making a living off the land as did their parents and every generation that came before them. My grandparents were the first generation to be born in the United States, Chappell Hill, Texas to be exact. When their parents, my great grandparents, came to Texas in the 1880’s, they came with little or nothing except the customs and traditions of their homeland to begin a new life in a new land.
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Celebrate Your Polish Heritage in Texas on 2013 Labor Day WeekendThere are lots of events scheduled for the last holiday weekend of the hot Texas summer season, including several church bazaars on the Sunday before Labor Day. It’s hard to decide which ones to attend, but I can recommend a couple of them that relate to our Polish Texan heritage.
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Our Lady Of Czestochowa Catholic Church Virtual Tour In Houston Texas

Enjoy this 360 degree panoramic tour of Our Lady Of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Houston, Texas. This tour is best viewed full screen, enter full screen mode by clicking on the x button at the bottom right of the screen. As you scroll around the four different views of the church, look for links. When your mouse cursor turns to a hand shape, click to move to another tour view.

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St. Mary Catholic Church Virtual Tour In Plantersville Texas

Enjoy this 360 degree panoramic tour of our beautiful painted church in Plantersville, Texas. This tour is best viewd full screen, enter full screen mode by clicking on the x button at the bottom right of the screen. As you scroll around the four different views of the church, look for links and fly out images. When your mouse cursor turns to a hand shape, click to magnify an area or to move to another tour view.

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Polski Dzien Polish Days 2011 In Bremond TexasBremond Texas, known as the Polish Capital of Texas, celebrated their 26th annual Polski Dzien or Polish Day and the 25th annual Polish Pickle Run on Saturday, June 22, 2013. People with Polish roots from all over Texas attended the event. The main Polski Dzien celebration is held on Saturday, but there was plenty of activity in downtown Bremond on Friday evening including a free street dance with music by Jerry Haisler and the Melody 5 and live rock, folk and country music with Denise Gouge and friends at their warehouse in downtown Bremond.
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26th Annual Polski Dzien (Polish Day) In Bremond TexasThe Bremond Chamber of Commerce is busy getting ready for what should be a record breaking crowd that will come to celebrate Bremond’s rich Polish heritage at Polski Dzien (Polish Day) XXVI on Friday and Saturday, June 21 – 22, 2013. This year’s festival will feature lots of delicious Polish food, cold piwo and plenty of Polish music by Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, Brian Marshall and friends.
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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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