Banquet for the Anniversary of the Polish Language School of Our Lady of Czestochowa at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA took place on Saturday, February 1st. This celebration honored the 20th anniversary of the establishing of the Polish School at our Shrine. Photos...
The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord at the Shrine and at the Monastery of Pauline Fathers and Brothers in Doylestown, PA. On this day at all Masses we have blessed chalk and incense to bless our homes and to inscribe C+M+B on our doors. The letters traditionally signify the name of the Magi, the Three Kings (Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar) and also are an abbreviation of a house blessing “Christus mansionem benedicat”, which means, “May Christ bless this house”. On this occasion an annual blessing took place at our Monastery......
Nativity Play at our Shrine was performed by the children from the Polish School of Our Lady of Czestochowa on Sunday, December 22nd, after 12:30 pm. It was a great preparation for celebrating the mystery of the incarnation and nativity of Our Lord at Christmas. Photos...
On Sunday, October 6th teachers, parents, and children from the Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Supplementary School as well as volunteers and representatives from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa participated in annual Pulaski Day Parade in Philadelphia....
Palm Sunday – the Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, which this year was celebrated on April 14th, is a special day of preparation for the Easter Triduum. During all the Masses at our Shrine, the Passion of the Lord was read. The blessing of palms took place during all the Masses, commemorating in this way the solemn entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem. The two main Masses at the Shrine took place at 11:00 am and at 12:30 pm. During the procession at 12:30, Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Supplementary School,......
Every year a retreat for Polish Youth from the Polish Schools on the East Coast of the United States is organized at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. This year’s retreat took place on February 16-17, 2019. In reference to the recently completed World Youth Day in Panama, the meeting with young people in Doylestown took place under the name: “Panama 2019 at American Czestochowa: Behold I am a handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word!”. The retreat was led by Father Marek......
Christmas Nativity Play performed and prepared by the Polish School of Our Lady of Czestochowa at our Shrine took place on the Epiphany of the Lord, on January 6, in the Main Church at 12:30 pm Polish Mass. Fr. Krzysztof Drybka, Prior of the Monastery, was the main celebrant and a homilist of the Mass for children. Nativity Play Photos ...