Why renovation, why now? Dear Pilgrims and Friends of American Czestochowa. Those of you who come to our Shrine regularly could see that at the beginning of November renovation work started at the platform and steps in front of the church. Perhaps many of you are curious why we have started this renovation and why now, during the pandemic time. The need for renovation is a result of damage done by water to the railings on the steps as well as damage to the ceilings in the corridors leading to the Lower......
On Sunday, December 29th a Christmas Concert organized by Mr. Pawel Raczkowski, Shrine Music Director, took place out Shrine, in St. Anne’s Chapel. This year’s concert featured Our Lady of Czestochowa Choir, OLCD J’s Band, Orchestra, Polish Charismatic Group, Pauline Fathers, and many other soloists. All of the musicians came as one Shrine family to share their musical talents and the joy of Christmas with all of us....
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 &......