Pierogi Palooza 2017

Once again this year Polish American Congress of Michigan held its fund raiser to help bring in needed money for the Michigan division of the PAC. Maintaining its own building in Hamtramck (since 1978) with a part time staff, providing various services to Polish immigrants, promoting our cultural heritage, protecting our group’s good name, acting as an umbrella organization for organized Polonia and serving as its voice, requires ongoing commitment by volunteers and financial support. Fund raisers and donations are the key in providing a basis for continuing the division’s mission, especially in light of the fact that 80% of PAC membership dues go to the national PAC office.   This year this event was called Pierogi Palooza II and once more itwas held at the Polish National Alliance Council 122 Banquet Hall in Hamtramck, taking place on Friday, June 2.

What was different about this year’s event was that, though there were not the long lines  with guests waiting as there were at last year’s event, participants were treated to a more varied menu of 15 varieties of pierogi from area vendors: Polish Village Café, ŚrodekCampau Quality Sausage, Bożek Meat Market, and Old World Gluten-Free (which also features vegan pierogi), and, once again, kielbasa on a bun (with or without kapusta), tasty desserts of torte or pączki(Sweet Dreams Bakery and Bartz Bakery), and of course various beverages from the bar, including Polish beers.

The crowd was entertained all evening by the Kielbasa Kings Polka Band, providing listening and dancing pleasure for young and old.Earlier, Mr. StasiuŚmigielski entertained everyoneon his accordion with beloved Polish musical selections. Two young adult area Polish folk dance groups provided added fun with suites of regional Polish folk dances – the Wawel Polish Folk Dance Ensemble and the Polanie Polish Folk Dance Ensemble.  The Polaniedancers, who are participating again this summer in the World Polish Folk Dance Festival in Rzeszow, Poland, also featured a lively and entertaining “Charleston”, which they will perform in Poland this year, representing an “American dance”.  This yearthePierogi Palooza guests came and stayed much of the evening, enjoying an authentic Polish American experience, even though food take-out was also available.Once again this year they were able to browse and purchase unique Polish souvenirs from the Polish Pride of Michigan kiosk or view interesting facts about PAC-MI, Poland, and Poloniafeatured in the Polish American Congress exhibit.Share the wealth raffle drawings and 15 attractive gift basket raffle drawings allowed a good number of guests to leave even more “enriched”.

Of course, as with any event, there were the financial sponsors, item donors, and volunteers who contributed materially as well with their time and talents.Appreciation goes out to the vendors: Carolyn Wietrzykowski; RadosławŚrodek; MichałBożek; AliciaBemiss; Sam Dahr; andthe proprietors ofBartz Bakery,who helped to provide us with delicious Polish style food. We would like to recognize and sincerely thank the others for their contributions here as well.

 

Sponsors:

Ray Okonski*

Barbara Gronet*

PNA Council 122

Polish Pride of Michigan

PAC-MI Senior Club

Polish Century Club of Detroit

Bożek Meat Market

Tadeusz and Eugenia Górecki

*Significant donations

 

Donors:

Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish

Wawel Royal Castle Restaurant

Polish Art Center

Polish Varieties Radio

Lawrence Chominski (Polonaise Chorale)

Stella Szczesny and Tom Schemanski

Michael and Christine Wilk

MałgorzataLorelli

John Dąbrowski

Janina Furman

Rik Lapham

Donna Bielecki

Barbara Lemecha

Ann Bańkowski
Pierogi Palooza II Committee:Ann Bańkowski, Barbara Lemecha, Stella Szczesny, Barbara Gronet, Donna Bielecki, Jacqueline Kołowski, Helena Żmurkiewicz, Sebastian Szczepański

 

A big “Dziękuje” goes out to thesePP event volunteers:

Marcia Lewandowski

Henrietta Nowakowski

Krystyna Kuczara

Thomas Schemanski

Janina Stanton

Irena Bańkowska

Władysław Bańkowski

Tomasz Wolski

Stanisława Rogal

Wanda Jagłowska

Mary Ellen Tyszka

Richard Konrad

Marianna Konrad

Chester Szczotka

Nancy Szczotka

Carol Bennett

Brian Malski

Alicja Foryś

Zdzisław Foryś

Anna Huk-Glaeser

Ms. Klaudia- visitor from Poland

MirosławHałoń

Lee Merritt

Jasia Żmurkiewicz

Ola Konopka

Iza Szczepańska

Krzysztof Adamczyk

Grażyna Adamczyk

Pat Bargowski

Norbert Golembiewski

Stefan Łopacki

Stanislaw Łopacki

Andrew Pietrzak

James Kaczor

Alicja Kaczor

Danielle Miller with friend „Mo”

JurekRóżalski

 

Of course we thank all who came to Pierogi Palooza II, showed their support of Polish American

Congress of Michigan and we hope had an enjoyable Polish American experience. See you next year!

 

MORE PHOTOS FROM PIEROGI PALOOZA ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE

Pierogi Palooza II. June 2, 2017. Thank you to all participants, sponsors and volunteers!!!

Posted by Polish American Congress Michigan Division on Saturday, June 3, 2017

 

Detroit Polonia Calendar

Sponsored by the Polish American Congress / Michigan Division

 

EVERY MONTH

 

POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS/MICHIGAN DIVISION OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 10am-2pm, Thursday 11am-4pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. Quarterly Membership Meetings held in March; June; September; December. For more information about membership and meetings, please call 313.365.9400. 11333 Jos.Campau, Hamtramck, MI.

 

Polish American Central Citizens Committee of Detroit – Monthly meetings held at the PNA Banquet Facilities Board Room, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck, MI. For more information regarding membership call Barbara Gronet at 313.365.8949.

 

Polish National Alliance Council 122 – General Membership Meetings: June and January. PNA Banquet Facilities Board Room, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck, MI. For more information regarding membership call Stella Szczesny at 313.680.4548 or Barbara Gronet at 313.365.8949.

 

PRCUA St. John Paul II Society #1593 – Society Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month except July, August and December. Meetings are held at 7 PM at St. Anne’s Jr. High School (Back Building), 36000 Mound Rd, Warren, MI. For more information call Wally Ozog at 586.751.8168.

 

JULY 2017

 

Sunday, July 16 – Monthly PAC Polish Mass for Polonia.  9:00 am.  St. Ladislaus Chapel in Hamtramck (2730 Caniiff). Coffee, reception to follow.

 

Thursday, July 20 – Polish Novena Mass at St. Anne de Detroit church (1000 St. Anne Street).  Refreshments to follow.

 

Sunday, July 30 – Picnic. PNA Lodge 1264 Jan Zamoyski “Solidarność”. Wanda Park, 13707 Clinton River Rd, Sterling Heights (Schoenherr & Clinton River Rd).

 

AUGUST 2017

 

Wednesday, August 9 – PAC-MI Scholarship Fund Dinner/Fundraiser.  Doors open at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 6:00 pm.  Krakus Restaurant (12900 Joseph Campau, Detroit).  $30 per person.  Reservations: 313-365-9400 or 586-751-8168.

Sunday, August 13 – “Swieto Zolnierza” (Polish Army Day) celebrated at the “Wanda Park” in Sterling Heights. 1:30 pm – Mass featuring the award-winning Filarets Choir. Picnic to follow the Mass.

Sunday, August 27 – Polish American Numismatic Society & Huron Valley Numismatic Society Regional Coin Show. 10 AM – 4 PM Buy – Sell – Trade, Coins, paper money, medals. Over 90 US & World Coin Dealers Tables. Free Admission.  E. Maple Rd. at Dequindre, Troy.  For more information call Bret Irick 313.207.3562 or Les Rosik 248.909.2670.

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

Monday, September 4 – Annual Polish Day Parade in downtown Hamtramck. 1:30 pm. Theme: “For Your Freedom and Ours”. Grand Marshal: Mr. Ray Okonski. More information by calling: 313-365–9400.

Sunday, September 10 – Polish Falcons of America Nest 31 will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary at the American Polish Century Club, Maple Lane at 14 Mile Rd. More information to come later.

 

Sunday, September 10 – Membership Meeting. PNA Lodge 1264. 3 PM. PNA Council 122 Banquet Facilities, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck. Entrance from parking lot.

 

OCTOBER 2017

 

Sunday, October 15 – 100th anniversary of “Czyn Zbrojny”- the organization of Canadian and Polish American volunteers for General Haller’s Army during WWI, to fight for Poland’s Independence. 12 Noon Mass at St. Josaphat’s Church, 715 East Canfield Street, Detroit, MI. Organized by Polish Army Veterans, Circuit VI.

 

Sunday, October 29 – Pulaski Banquet. Sponsored by the Polish American Central Citizens Committee of Detroit. More information to come.

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

Sunday, December 3 – Election Meeting. PNA Lodge 1264 Jan Zamoyski “Solidarność”. 3 PM. PNA Council 122 Banquet Facilities, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck. Entrance from parking lot.

 

All events are open to the public except where stipulated. $$ means there is a charge for attendance. There is NO CHARGE for listing an event on this calendar. The calendar will be updated bi-weekly and will be available on the PAC/MI website ( pacmi.org ), will be regularly emailed to members with their email addresses on file in the PAC/MI Office, and will appear in and on Polish Media in Detroit. PAC/MI, its officers and members are not responsible for any errors that occur in these listings. We will strive to make this the most accurate and up-to-date event listing possible.

For more information or to list an event:

Call the PAC/MI office at 313-365-9400

Email information to DetPoloniaCalendar@Comcast.net

Mail the information to: PAC/MI Calendar, 11333 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Please include a phone number if we need more information.

POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS MICHIGAN DIVISION INVITES TO POLISH NOVENA AT STE. ANNE DE DETROIT

St. Anne De Detroit Church, located near Ambassador’s Bridge in Detroit, dates back to Cadillac’s settling of Detroit in 1701, and it’s considered the second-oldest continuously operating Roman Catholic parish in the U.S.  The current Neo-Gothic structure, the parish’s 8th church building, dates to 1886 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

What was once Detroit’s signature French-language parish – the old school building has the name “Ecole Ste. Anne” carved into it – now has a growing, vibrant, primarily Hispanic congregation.

But once a year, for 10 days, the church becomes a site for Ethnic Novena, catered to the diverse community of Metro Detroit.

On Thursday, July 20, a Polish Novena will be held, with Fr. Ostrowski as Presider, and featuring award-winning Filarets Choir.  Knights of Columbus, Polish dance groups will also be featured.

This year the Novena will introduce a special new tradition: carrying of flags – the flag of the nation represented, the Detroit flag, the American flag, and the Vatican flag.

Refreshments will be served after the Novena at the Parish Hall.

St. Anne De Detroit Church: 1000 St Anne St, Detroit, MI 48216.  Visit www.ste-anne.org for more information.

 

JULY 18 – Ste. Anne Novena – Night 1 (Irish)

JULY 19 – Ste. Anne Novena – Night 2 (Asian)

JULY 20 – Ste. Anne Novena – Night 3 (Polish)

JULY 21 – Ste. Anne Novena – Night 4 (Albanian)

JULY 22 – Ste. Anne Novena – Night 5 (Mexican)

JULY 23 – Ste. Anne Novena – Night 6 (French)

JULY 24 – Ste. Anne Novena – Night 7 (Chaldean)

JULY 25 – Ste. Anne Novena – Night 8 (African-American)

JUL 26 – Ste. Anne Novena – Night 9

 

(seb / photo: St. Anne de Detroit Facebook Page)

PACMI to Present Scholarship Recipients

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Polish American Congress of Michigan (PACMI) Scholarship Fund will host its annual Fund Raiser / Dinner, during which 2017 PACMI Scholarship Recipients will be presented.  The event will take place at Krakus Restaurant in Detroit (12900 Joseph Campau).  Doors open at 5:30 pm; dinner served at 6:00 pm.  Suggested contributions: $30.00 per person (contributions in excess of $20.00 are tax deductible).  For a contribution of $250.00 or more towards the Scholarship Fund, each donor will receive a document of their contribution.

Reservations can be made by August 2, by calling 313-365-9400 or 586-751-8168.

This year, the Polish American Congress of Michigan Scholarship Fund selected nine students which will be presented with scholarships.  They are: Danielle Miller (Oakland Univeristy; major: Health Science), Ewa Sztandera (University of Detroit Mercy; major: Nursing), Hanna Gove (Grand Valley State; major: Occupational Therapy), Agnieszka Miklasewicz (Western Michigan University; major: Law), Pamela Jablonski (University of Michigan; major: Business Admnistration), Natalia Jablonski (University of Michigan; major: Nursing), Karina Cieslak (Wayne State University; major: Bio-Chemistry), Evelina Kutyma (Unviersity of Michigan; major: Public Health).

 

PIEROGI PALOOZA II

We invite you to join fun crowd at the new and improved Pierogi Palooza II event , Friday, June 2, 2017, at the PNA Council 122 Hall, 10211 Conant in Hamtramck, MI 48212 (guarded parking).  Good food (including many varieties of pierogi to try) and your favorite beverages (all for very reasonable prices), lively entertainment, Polish merchandise for purchase, raffles, Polish heritage displays, and a true Polish American experience are all guaranteed from 4:00 pm to midnight. $2.00 gets you in with food and beverage options to purchase.  This is a FUNDRAISER for Polish American Congress Michigan, which is the umbrella organization of Polonia serving the Polish American community for over 70 years.  We were happy to host so many of you at last year’s successful event and hope to see you back this year.  Everyone is Welcome! Come Hungry and Bring your Dancing Shoes!  Feel free to share it with your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.  See you on June 2!

 

 

POLISH DAY PARADE ROAST – Come and support Polish Day Parade!

For more information, please call 313-365-9400.

“Dear Parents, I Am Sending You My Picture, But You Probably Won’t Recognize Me”

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. – That statement, written in a letter to her parents by a young Polish immigrant woman in Chicago in 1891, summarizes the essence of the immigration experience for women. Dr. Thaddeus Radzilowski, who has written on the history of Polish immigrant women, will lecture on this topic on April 27, 2017 at the Warren Civic Center Library (1 City Square, Warren, MI 48093) at 6 p.m.

 

The immigration experience of women paralleled, in many ways, that of their male counterparts. Yet it was distinctive in many of the challenges and opportunities it offered. Women immigrated as part of family groups, as mothers with children reuniting with husbands, joining fiancés, and as single immigrants seeking adventure and wider opportunities in the New World. America transformed them. It changed their outlook and allowed them to accomplish things that would have been impossible in the villages they left behind. They crossed the oceans alone, found employment in distant cities, chose their own marriage partners, and built homes, families, and communities without the support of female relatives. They, in turn, also transformed America. They built a new society and a new culture in urban neighborhoods in smoky industrial cities, and on remote farmsteads on the American prairies. They created a myriad of organizations, clubs, and circles, as well as neighborhood networks to replace the support systems of village and family they left behind.

 

The lecture will be followed by questions and discussion. The discussion will open opportunities to explore the individual and family stories of audience. It is sponsored by the Piast Institute and funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Humanities Council.

 

For more information, please contact Ashley Fallon at fallon@piastinstitute.org or call the Piast Institute at (313) 733-4535.

DETROIT POLONIA CALENDAR

DETROIT POLONIA CALENDAR

Sponsored by the Polish American Congress / Michigan Division

 

EVERY MONTH

 

POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS/MICHIGAN DIVISION OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 10am-2pm, Thursday 11am-4pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. Quarterly Membership Meetings held in March; June; September; December. For more information about membership and meetings, please call 313.365.9400. 11333 Jos.Campau, Hamtramck, MI.

 

Polish American Central Citizens Committee of Detroit – Monthly meetings held at the PNA Banquet Facilities Board Room, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck, MI. For more information regarding membership call Barbara Gronet at 313.365.8949.

 

Polish National Alliance Council 122 – General Membership Meetings: June and January. PNA Banquet Facilities Board Room, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck, MI. For more information regarding membership call Stella Szczesny at 313.680.4548 or Barbara Gronet at 313.365.8949.

 

PRCUA St. John Paul II Society #1593 – Society Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month except July, August and December. Meetings are held at 7 PM at St. Anne’s Jr. High School (Back Building), 36000 Mound Rd, Warren, MI. For more information call Wally Ozog at 586.751.8168.

 

APRIL 2017

 

Saturday, April 22 – Hamtramck Health Hike. To celebrate healthy lifestyles we will be doing a 5k walk/run through Hamtramck. The start time is 9am at Keyworth Stadium (3201 Roosevelt St, Hamtramck, MI 48212) and will end at the Hamtramck Community Center where there will be a Health Fair from 10am-12pm. There will be lunches provided and even a K9 presentation by the Highland Park Police.

 

Sunday, April 23 – Święconka Sponsored by the PNA District 10 Women’s Division and the Friends of Polish Art. 2 PM (Doors open at 1:30 pm) PNA Council 122 Banquet Facilities, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck. Traditional dinner, Entertainment, Basket Raffle. $20 per person, $10 Children under 12.  Reservations Required. Call Marcia 313.891.0696 or Rick 313.443.1560. Reservation Deadline: April 18.

 

Sunday, April 23 – 48th Anniversary Recital of PRCUA “Halka Dancers”.  3 PM. Van Dyke Community Auditorium 22500 Federal, Warren, MI.  $7 donation.  For more information, call: 586.291.4486.

Wednesday, April 26 – Central Citizens Committee Installation. 6 PM. Krakus Restaurant, 12900 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck. $20 per person. Please email ledwm@yahoo.com , or BJGronet@Comcast.net or call 313.365.8949 (Barbara) before Friday (21st).

 

Thursday, April 27 – Immigrant Women and Their Daughters: The Polish Experience. 6pm at the Warren Civic Library. Dr. Thaddeus C. Radzilowski, President of the Piast Institute, will be speaking at the lecture. This is also the official opening of the Polish Women’s Hall of Fame project (www.FamousPolishWomen.com). To learn more about it please visit the website or join us at the lecture.

 

Saturday, April 29 – Prescription Take Back. 10am-2pm. In front of CVS (9300 Joseph Campau) in Hamtramck along with the Hamtramck Police and the DEA collecting unused and expired medication in the community. We are accepting pills for safe disposal. Last year we collected about 65 POUNDS of just pills (no bottles). Please mark out all personal information and no sharps or liquids please!

 

MAY 2017

 

Sunday, May 7 – Polish Constitution Day Observances. Our Lady of Czestochowa in Sterling Hts with mass at 1 PM with program and light refreshments immediately following mass in the St. John Paul II Social Hall. Sponsored by PAC-MI; Polish Mission at Orchard Lake, and area Polish Language Schools.

Saturday, May 13 – PNA Lowicz Dancers Recital. More information to come.

 

Sunday, May 14 – PNA Polanie Song & Dance Ensemble, Polish Alliance Dancers & Gen. Pulaski Language School 54th Annual Recital. 2 PM Performance and Luncheon (Doors open at 1:30 PM). St. Mel School Gymnasium, 7506 N. Inkster Rd, Dearborn Heights. Tickets $15/Adult (pre-event) – $18/Adult (at door). Children under 12 – no charge. Contact Christine Kryszko 313.581.3181, Teresa Jedruszko 734.306.7351 or Donna Kutylowski 313.505.0057.

 

Friday, May 19 – 47th Annual Polish American Night at Comerica Park. Tigers vs Texas. For further information contact Wally Ozog at 586.751.8168 or Christopher Ozog at 586.524.4907.

Sunday, May 21 – PAC Mass for Polonia at Chapel of St. Ladislaus in Hamtramck at 9 AM with coffee reception after Mass.

 

JUNE 2017

 

Saturday, June 3 – Youth Bowling. PRCUA St. John Paul II Society 1593. 10 AM – 1 PM. $8 PRCUA member / $10 non-member / $5 lunch only. Three games (two for bumpers), shoes, prizes & lunch. Five Star Bowling Center, 2666 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights. RSVP to Barbara Ozog BWITHERS03@YAHOO.COM 586.453.3471 by May 27.

 

Sunday, June 4 – Membership Meeting. PNA Lodge 1264. 3 PM. PNA Council 122 Banquet Facilities, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck. Entrance from parking lot.

 

Saturday, June 24 – Friends & Family Picnic. Sponsored by the PRCUA St. John Paul II Society #1593. 10 AM – 3 PM. Splash pool, picnic food, kids activities, 50/50 Raffles, Cornhole, horseshoe tournament. BYOB (no glass) Veterans Memorial Park, Splash Pad Pavilion, 32400 Jefferson, St. Clair Shores. $10 per person, $20/team. Contact John Godin: john_godin@yahoo.com 586.404.2636 to sign up.

 

Sunday, June 25 – Filarets Annual Picnic.  12 noon to 8 PM. Wanda Park, 13707 Clinton River Rd, Sterling Heights (Schoenherr & Clinton River Rd). Music by “Avocado”. Entrance Ticket – $2 per person. Polish food and beverages available for purchase at the park. Raffles, choral and sing along music, other attractions.

 

JULY 2017

 

Sunday, July 30 – Picnic. PNA Lodge 1264 Jan Zamoyski “Solidarność”. Wanda Park, 13707 Clinton River Rd, Sterling Heights (Schoenherr & Clinton River Rd).

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

Sunday, September 10 – Polish Falcons of America Nest 31 will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary at the American Polish Century Club, Maple Lane at 14 Mile Rd. More information to come later.

Sunday, September 10 – Membership Meeting. PNA Lodge 1264. 3 PM. PNA Council 122 Banquet Facilities, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck. Entrance from parking lot.

 

OCTOBER 2017

 

Sunday, October 15 – 100th anniversary of “Czyn Zbrojny”- the organization of Canadian and Polish American volunteers for General Haller’s Army during WWI, to fight for Poland’s Independence. 12 Noon Mass at St. Josaphat’s Church, 715 East Canfield Street, Detroit, MI. Organized by Polish Army Veterans, Circuit VI.

 

Sunday, October 29 – Pulaski Banquet. Sponsored by the Polish American Central Citizens Committee of Detroit. More information to come.

 

DECEMBER 2017

 

Sunday, December 3 – Election Meeting. PNA Lodge 1264 Jan Zamoyski “Solidarność”. 3 PM. PNA Council 122 Banquet Facilities, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck. Entrance from parking lot.

 

All events are open to the public except where stipulated. $$ means there is a charge for attendance. There is NO CHARGE for listing an event on this calendar. The calendar will be updated bi-weekly and will be available on the PAC/MI website ( pacmi.org ), will be regularly emailed to members with their email addresses on file in the PAC/MI Office, and will appear in and on Polish Media in Detroit. PAC/MI, its officers and members are not responsible for any errors that occur in these listings. We will strive to make this the most accurate and up-to-date event listing possible.

For more information or to list an event:

Call the PAC/MI office at 313-365-9400

Email information to DetPoloniaCalendar@Comcast.net

Mail the information to: PAC/MI Calendar, 11333 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Please include a phone number if we need more information.

KPA w Michigan oddaje hołd pamięci ofiar katastrofy smoleńskiej i zbrodni katyńskiej

 

HAMTRAMCK, MI – Kongres Polonii Amerykańskiej wydział na stan Michigan zaprasza na uroczystą Mszę św. ku pamięci ofiar masakry katyńskiej oraz katastrofy smoleńskiej.

Msza św. odbędzie się w niedzielę, 9 kwietnia, o godzinie 6:00 wieczorem w kościele św. Faustyny w Warren (14025 E. 12 Mile Road).

Msza św. uczci siódmą rocznicę katastrofy lotniczej, do której doszło w Smoleńsku w sobotę, 10 kwietnia 2010 roku.  Zginęło w niej 96 osób, wśród nich m.in.: prezydent RP Lech Kaczyński z małżonką, ostatni prezydent RP na uchodźstwie Ryszard Kaczorowski, wicemarszałkowie Sejmu i Senatu, grupa parlamentarzystów, dowódcy wszystkich rodzajów Sił Zbrojnych RP, szefowie instytucji państwowych, duchowni, przedstawiciele ministerstw, organizacji kombatanckich i społecznych.  Była to druga pod względem liczby ofiar katastrofa w historii polskiego lotnictwa i największa pod względem liczby ofiar katastrofa w dziejach polskich Sił Powietrznych.  Katastrofy nie przeżyła żadna z osób obecnych na pokładzie.

Msza św. uczci także ofiary zbrodni katyńskiej, której w 1940 roku dopuściła się radziecka policja polityczna NKWD.  Na mocy decyzji najwyższych władz Związku Socjalistycznych Republik Radzieckich NKWD rozstrzelała co najmniej 21 tysięcy obywateli Polski, w tym ponad 10 tysięcy oficerów wojska polskiego, których uznano za „wrogów władzy sowieckiej”.  Zabito ich strzałami w tył głowy.  W latach 1940–1990 władze ZSRR zaprzeczały swojej odpowiedzialności za zbrodnię katyńską, lecz 13 kwietnia 1990 roku oficjalnie przyznały, że była to „jedna z ciężkich zbrodni stalinizmu”.

Zapraszamy całą patriotyczną Polonię na tę ważną, uroczystą Mszę św.

Detroit Polonia Calendar

Detroit Polonia Calendar

Sponsored by the Polish American Congress / Michigan Division

 

EVERY MONTH

 

POLISH AMERICAN CONGRESS/MICHIGAN DIVISION OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday 10am-2pm, Thursday 11am-4pm, Saturday 9am-2pm. Quarterly Membership Meetings held in March; June; September; December. For more information about membership and meetings, please call 313.365.9400. 11333 Jos.Campau, Hamtramck, MI.

 

Polish American Central Citizens Committee of Detroit – Monthly meetings held at the PNA Banquet Facilities Board Room, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck, MI. For more information regarding membership call Barbara Gronet at 313.365.8949.

 

Polish National Alliance Council 122 – General Membership Meetings: June and January. PNA Banquet Facilities Board Room, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck, MI. For more information regarding membership call Stella Szczesny at 313.680.4548 or Barbara Gronet at 313.365.8949.

 

PRCUA St. John Paul II Society #1593 – Society Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month except July, August and December. Meetings are held at 7 PM at St. Anne’s Jr. High School (Back Building), 36000 Mound Rd, Warren, MI. For more information call Wally Ozog at 586.751.8168.

 

MARCH 2017

 

Friday, March 24 – General Meeting. Friends of Polish Art. 7:30 PM. American Polish Cultural Center, 2975 E. Maple Rd, Troy, MI

 

Sunday, March 26 – A theatrical production about the famous actress Helena Modrzejewska, by professional acting group from Toronto, in Polish language. 3 PM. Tickets $20 for adults; $10 for children. The St. John Paul II Social Hall of OL of Czestochowa Church, 3100 18 Mile Rd. In Sterling Hts, MI. Sponsored by the Adam Mickiewicz Polish Language School.

 

Sunday, March 26 – PRCUA Gwiazda Dancers 57th Annual Recital. 3 PM. Fitzgerald High School, 23200 Ryan Road, Warren. Doors open at 2:30 PM.  Tickets available only at the door.  $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-11, children 2 and under free. For additional information please contact Jessica Wendt at panijessica@hotmail.com

 

Sunday, March 26 – Annual Mass celebrating St. Joseph’s Day and for intentions of Generals Joseph Pilsudski and Haller, sponsored by Polish Army Veterans Circuit VI, at 12 noon at St. Josaphat’s Church (Canfield and I-75).

 

Friday, March 31 – “The Wall Speaks” exhibition at the “Bank Suey” gallery / community building, 10345 Joseph Campau Ave, Hamtramck. Friday 7 – 10 PM & Saturday, April 1, 1 – 8 PM. “The Wall Speaks” exhibition is devoted to Polish children and teenagers of World War II, and to all those today whose voices are not being heard and who suffer at being treated as less than fully human. The Hamtramck project will also focus on building a bridge between the experiences of Polish World War II youth and the experiences of children and teens in the Middle East today. Both have been traumatized by war and forced exile.

 

APRIL 2017

 

Saturday, April 1 – PRCUA Opole Dance Recital. Lincoln High School, Center Line, MI. For more information contact Elizabeth at 586.944.9683.

 

Saturday, April 8 – Polish American Congress/Michigan Division Installation of Officers. Social Hour 1 PM; Dinner 2 PM; Program 3PM. Reservations Required. $$. PNA Council 122 Banquet Facilities, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck, MI. For more information & reservations call 313.365.9400.

 

Sunday, April 9 – The annual PAC patriotic Remembrance Mass for all who died in the Katyń Forest Massacre and in the Smoleńsk plane crash. 6 PM. St Faustina Church, 14025 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI. All of Polonia invited to participate.

 

Sunday, April 23 – Święconka Sponsored by the PNA District 10 Women’s Division and the Friends of Polish Art. 2 PM (Doors open at 1:30 pm) PNA Council 122 Banquet Facilities, 10211 Conant, Hamtramck. Traditional dinner, Entertainment, Basket Raffle. $20 per person, $10 Children under 12.  Reservations Required. Call Marcia 313.891.0696 or Rick 313.443.1560. Reservation Deadline: April 18.

 

Sunday, April 23 – 48th Anniversary Recital of PRCUA “Halka Dancers”.  3 PM. Van Dyke Community Auditorium 22500 Federal, Warren, MI.  $7 donation.  For more information, call: 586.291.4486.

 

MAY 2017

 

Sunday, May 7 – Polish Constitution Day Observances. Our Lady of Czestochowa in Sterling Hts with mass at 1 PM with program and light refreshments immediately following mass in the St. John Paul II Social Hall. Sponsored by PAC-MI; Polish Mission at Orchard Lake, and area Polish Language Schools.

Saturday, May 13 – PNA Lowicz Dancers Recital. More information to come.

 

Sunday, May 14 – PNA Polanie Song & Dance Ensemble, Polish Alliance Dancers & Gen. Pulaski Language School 54th Annual Recital. 2 PM Performance and Luncheon (Doors open at 1:30 PM). St. Mel School Gymnasium, 7506 N. Inkster Rd, Dearborn Heights. Tickets $15/Adult (pre-event) – $18/Adult (at door). Children under 12 – no charge. Contact Christine Kryszko 313.581.3181, Teresa Jedruszko 734.306.7351 or Donna Kutylowski 313.505.0057.

 

Friday, May 19 – 47th Annual Polish American Night at Comerica Park. Tigers vs Texas. For further information contact Wally Ozog at 586.751.8168 or Christopher Ozog at 586.524.4907.

Sunday May 21 – PAC Mass for Polonia at Chapel of St. Ladislaus in Hamtramck at 9 AM with coffee reception after Mass.

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

 

Sunday, September 10 – Polish Falcons of America Nest 31 will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary at the American Polish Century Club, Maple Lane at 14 Mile Rd. More information to come later.

 

OCTOBER 2017

Sunday, October 15 – 100th anniversary of “Czyn Zbrojny”- the organization of Canadian and Polish American volunteers for General Haller’s Army during WWI, to fight for Poland’s Independence. 12 Noon Mass at St. Josaphat’s Church, 715 East Canfield Street, Detroit, MI. Organized by Polish Army Veterans, Circuit VI

 

All events are open to the public except where stipulated. $$ means there is a charge for attendance. There is NO CHARGE for listing an event on this calendar. The calendar will be updated bi-weekly and will be available on the PAC/MI website ( pacmi.org ), will be regularly emailed to members with their email addresses on file in the PAC/MI Office, and will appear in and on Polish Media in Detroit. PAC/MI, its officers and members are not responsible for any errors that occur in these listings. We will strive to make this the most accurate and up-to-date event listing possible.

 

For more information or to list an event:

Call the PAC/MI office at 313-365-9400

Email information to DetPoloniaCalendar@Comcast.net

Mail the information to: PAC/MI Calendar, 11333 Jos. Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212

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