The parishioners of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Chappell Hill, Texas would like to invite you, your relatives and friends to join the parish for their “4th Annual Dozynki Mass and Celebration” honoring our Polish Heritage by giving thanks for our many blessing during the week of Thanksgiving. The mass and celebration will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2012 beginning with the holy rosary at 8:30 a.m. and mass at 9 a.m.
There will be a mass procession with participants in traditional Polish costumes at the beginning and ending of mass with a Dozynki wheat basket, baskets of bread and salt, a picture of our holy mother “Our Lady of Czestochowa” and small Dozynki bouquets. The mass procession will include Father Jozef Musiol and altar attendants, participants in Polish costumes, St. Stanislaus RE youth, St. Stanislaus Altar Society and St. Stanislaus Knights of Columbus with the St. Stanislaus choir singing in Polish.
Following mass, we will have a procession from the steps of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church (with all mass participants/everyone) going to the parish hall with the church bell ringing until we reach to the hall. Inside the hall, we will have a welcome by the leadership of the church parish, a program from Danial Cendalski about Polish musical family history, the first dance with the leading boy and girl harvesters, a Polish pot luck meal ( favorite recipes of your family), music by Polska Kapela, a silent auction supporting the RE youth, pierogi eating contest, PGST children’s activities and on-line family genealogy research, a power point presentation from Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz’s recent visit to Poland and a short live auction.
All those interested in celebrating their Polish Heritage with their family and friends are encouraged to help make this a successful event. Everyone is encourage to bring a Polish covered dish for lunch to share for the Dozynki celebration to recognize the end of harvest and honor the memories of our Polish ancestors by bring a favorite recipe dish from your mothers and grandmothers. You can begin a family tradition by cooking your favorite recipes together. Thus, continuing to pass down these tasty recipes to the next generation and creating many new beautiful memories that will be remembered for generations to come.
There is an old saying, “families that cook together, stay together”.
In addition, we would like to encourage those that have Polish costumes to please wear them to mass and participate in the procession. If you do not have one, men can wear black pants with a white shirt & a red ribbon and the women can wear a flower wreath with red and white ribbons on their heads, white blouses, patterned skirts or red skirts with red necklaces.
The money collected will go to pay for the 2012/2013 St. Stanislaus religious education (RE) program. Bring your children and grandchildren to create memories and family stories that will be told for generations. You and your children/grandchildren will remember the quality time that you spent with them as we now reminisce about our parents and grandparents who spent quality time with us. These are the treasures of life that cannot be bought or sold, but passed down from one generation to another through the lives we touch.
Doznyki is celebrated in Poland to this day and it is done with ritual and pageantry followed by plenty of good food, drink, music and dancing. Once again, your support is requested in helping make the “4rd Annual Dozynki Mass and Celebration” at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church a success with family and friends. Please forward this information to anyone that would be interested in attending.
Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz
8:30 a.m. Present Dozynki bouquets and programs on the steps of the church
8:30 a.m. The Holy Rosary in Polish led by Father Jozef Musiol accompanied by attendees
9:00 a.m. Mass procession led by Father Jozef Musiol and attendants carrying a picture of Our
Lady of Czestochowa, Dozynki Basket, Loaves of Homemade Bread & Salt accompanied by Altar Servers, St. Stanislaus RE Youth, St. Stanislaus Knights of Columbus, St. Stanislaus Altar Society and attendants in Polish Folk Dress
9:05 a.m. Mass by Father Jozef Musiol, Pastor of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
* Organist Michael Addicks and St. Stanislaus Choir to lead Polish Catholic hymns
* RE youth & procession organizers Helen Gurka and Doris Faterkowski
* Polish Catholic hymns to be sang by church choir and all in attendance during
Mass; anyone is invited to sing with the choir
* Readings by Pat Jozwiak
* Homily to be given by Father Jozef Musiol
* Offertory by RE youth accompanied by adults in Polish Folk Dress
* Father Jozef Musiol will Bless the Bread & Salt, Dozynki Bouquets and Basket
* Presentation at the pulpit – Tradition of “Dozynki” by Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz
* Recognize the leading Przodownik (male harvester) & Przodownica (female havesters)
* The closing of Mass by Father Jozef Musiol
* Photo of everyone in Polish Folk Dress at the Altar before exiting
* Exit procession lead by Father Jozef followed by “Dozynki” participants carrying the blessed “Dozynki” Basket, loaves of bread, salt and “Our Lady of Czestochowa”
* Distribution of the Dozynki Bread “The Gift of Life” to all in attendance outside of church
10:15 a.m. “Dozynki” procession from the church to the hall led by Father Jozef Musiol
accompanied by all Mass participants with the church bells ringing
10:30 a.m. Welcome by all St. Stanislaus Catholic Church leaders in the parish hall lead by Mark
Bilski, President St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Council
10:30 a.m. Silent Auction begins – organized by Helen Gurka and the RE Youth
10:40 a.m. Comments from the Przodownik (male harvester) Quentin (Gurka) Martin & Przodownicy (female harvesters) Katie Murski & Hannah (Mazurkiewicz) DiPrimeo
10:50 a.m. The Dziedzic & Dziedzica dance the first dance with the Przodownik & Przodownica
11:00 a.m. Presentation by Daniel Cendalski “My Polish Family Musical History”
11:30 a.m. Blessing of the Polish meal “Obiad” by Father Jozef Musiol
Lunch prepared by Dozynki attendees (covered dish recipes from our mothers and grandmothers) and St. Stanislaus Parish organizations lead by Kelvin Mikolajchak
11:35 a.m. Comments by Dolores Wisnoski Newman, President of PGST about the Polish
Pisanki and Wycinanki (egg painting and paper cutouts) for the kids and onsite genealogical searches
11:40 a.m. Music by “Polska Kapela” – Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz, James Mazurkiewicz,
Frank Motley, CJ Jozwiak and Charlie Brossman
1:10 p.m. Pierogi eating contest organized by Doris Faterkowski
1:30 p.m. Power point presentation by Dr. Jim Mazurkiewicz – “2012 trip to Poland”
2:00 p.m. Live Auction (3 or 4 special items) coordinated by Helen Gurka
2:15 p.m. Announce Silent Auction items
2:30 p.m. Closing