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Monthly Archives: December 2018


31
Dec 2018
Christmas Concert

The joy of the Nativity of the Lord has been expressed and celebrated at our Shrine in song and music during the Christmas Concert, that took place in St. Anne’s Chapel on Sunday, December 30, 2018. Carols and hymns were sung both in English and Polish. Among those who performed were:  Our Lady of Czestochowa Choir, Polish Christmas Quartet, Children of the Polish School, Our Lady Brass Ensemble, Soloists (Hope Lacson – sopran and Bob Strychalski – trumpet) and others.  The concert was prepared and supervised by our Shrine Music Director &......

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30
Dec 2018
Christmas celebrations at American Czestochowa 2018

The Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord is always celebrated at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in a very festive and reverent way. The beauty of this holiday is emphasized especially by the marvelous decorations at the Shrine – colorful Christmas lights, Live Nativity scene with animals, an indoor Neapolitan-style Nativity scene with moving statues and a beautifully decorated church with Christmas trees and flowers.  Above all, however, our Shrine is a place of prayer and meeting with God. Two solemn Masses took place in our Church in......

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21
Dec 2018
Christmas at the Shrine

Start a new family tradition this Christmas! Visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, sitting on 170 acres of land, located on Beacon Hill, overlooking Peace Valley. Founded in 1953, the Shrine is the perfect place to spend time in prayer and reflection during the Christmas season and throughout the year. Experience the Shrine’s myriad spiritual, natural, and seasonal offerings. The exquisite Christmas decorations will be on display from December 20th, 2018 through January 20th, 2019.  A light show of 100,000 outside lights and 8000 inside lights; many locally-purchased Christmas......

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10
Dec 2018
Church Elevator – Construction Progress

Fr. Edward Volz OSPPE, Director of the Shrine, gave a little tour on the recent progress of the contstruction of the new church elevator at our Shrine. The elevator is attached to the Main Church and the Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa. It will also contain “The Heritage Hall” with memorial trees. The hall will be dedicated to all the victims of Communism and there will be bronze sculptures dedicated to the heroes from these days in Poland – Saint John Paul II, Blessed Jerzy Popieluszko and Venerable Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski.......

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09
Dec 2018
Christmas Bazaar & St. Nicholas at American Czestochowa

On December 9th, Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish School at our Shrine, organized an annual Christmas Bazaar. The Bazaar took place in the Shrine’s Cafeteria. It was also an opportunity to see St. Nicholas, who was giving sweet gifts to all the children. There were many vendors at this fair, who presented many Polish products and decorative items related to the upcoming Christmas. Among many booths there were Christmas tablecloths, olive tree sculptures, jewelry, winter clothing, Christmas wreaths, ornaments, as well as delicious Polish sweets – pastry, cakes and candy – prepared......

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07
Dec 2018
Advent Day of Recollection for the OLCZ Youth Group

“Hope is on the way”, was the theme of our Shrine’s Youth Group Advent Day of Recollection, that took place on Friday, December 7th, 2018. It was an evening of prayer, reflection, and many activities for teenagers. The event started with the Vigil Mass of the Immaculate Conception in Our Lady of Czestochowa Chapel. The rest of the activities took place in Wyszynski Hall. The teens were given a presentation by Susan Middleton and Anita Colahan about Our Lady of Hope, the Red Rosary of Hope, and their ministry to those who......

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04
Dec 2018
President George H. W. Bush at American Czestochowa

On November 30th the American people have been saddened by the news of the death of George H. W. Bush, the 41st US President. Remembering his life, presidency and his legacy, it is a good moment to recall his visit to our Shrine in Doylestown. On April 13, 1980 George H. W. Bush have visited the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa as a Presidential Candidate. During this time he was campaigning for the Presidential nomination in the Pennsylvania Republican primary. He eventually ended up becoming a Vice President of President Ronald......

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