Archives for October 2017

How can Orchard Lake better serve Polonia, Poland and Poles?

The new Chancellor of the Orchard Lake Schools: 

Cyril and Methodius Seminary, St. Mary’s Prep and Polish Mission

Rev. Canon Miroslaw Krol

Invites you to
Orchard Lake Polish Pride Home Coming

Holy Mass
Discussion Open to Public

How can Orchard Lake better serve Polonia, Poland and Poles?

What can Orchard Lake do to strengthen American Polonia and our Catholic values?
Saturday, October 28th, 2017, 12:00 Noon

Shrine of St. John Paul II at Orchard Lake
3535 Commerce Rd. Orchard Lake, MI 48324
Learn more: (313) 485-0531
Schools Founded in Detroit Michigan in 1885

Friends of St. John Paul II “Be Not Afraid Foundation” Michigan Chapter

Polish Americans for Orchard Lake Schools
The Seminary was founded over 130 years ago by Father Jozef Dabrowski, who received this mission from Father Leopold Moczygemba, OFM Conv., the Patriarch of the Polish American Community.  During the Seminary’s rich history, it has made an outstanding contribution to the Polish American and broader Catholic faith community, educating thousands of priests and educators. Thanks to Father Dabrowski’s exceptional wisdom, clarity of mission, testament, and example, the Orchard Lake Seminary and related institutions have been uniquely and generously financed by the Polish American community throughout their long and illustrious history.

Thanks to donations and financial support from the 10,000,000-strong Polish American community, Orchard Lake contains the largest Polish American archives in the United States, documenting the rich history of Polish diaspora and its contributions to the United
States.  Polish Americans funded the Library and donated volumes of unique historical books and publications, some dating back to 1600.  Such a collection is of unique importance: most historical libraries and archives in Poland were destroyed during the cataclysms of the Second World War.  Therefore, many unique historical artifacts have survived exclusively in the archive at Orchard Lake.

PAC official partner of the United States World War One Centennial Commission

The Polish American Congress is among official partners of the United States World War One Centennial Commission.  The Commission was created by an Act of Congress in 2013.  This Act was passed in order to honor and recognize the centennial of America’s involvement with World War I.

The Commission is in charge of planning, developing, and executing programs, projects, and activities to commemorate the centennial of World War I.  The Commission also develops educational programs for a variety of audiences, organizes events to commemorate America’s involvement in the War, and will establish a National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Members of the Commission were appointed by the President and the leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives, as well as the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

The Commission formally recognizes Commemorative Partners who demonstrate a commitment to honoring, commemorating, and educating the public about The Great War.  Polish American Congress is proud to be recognized as one of the Commemorative Partners of the United States World War One Centennial Commission.

Over 300,000 Polish Americans served in the armed forces of the United States during World War I, with an additional 24,000 volunteering to the Polish Army in France.  Fighting valiantly throughout the battlefields of Europe alongside our allies, Americans brought with them the Blessings of Liberty and Poland re-emerged as a free nation!