On Sunday, October 25, at our Shrine in Doylestown we have celebrated the closing of the hundredth anniversary of the birth of St. John Paul II. On this occasion, two solemn Masses were celebrated at the Shrine, which were also broadcasted via the Internet and radio, so that the faithful could join in prayer with our liturgical congregation. The Mass in Polish at 9:30 was presided by Father Bartlomiej Marciniak OSPPE, while Father Sebastian Hanks OSPPE celebrated the Mass in English at 11:00 am. As we have been celebrating the anniversary of......
Celebrate Labor Day at American Czestochowa! Monday, Sept. 7th Labor Day at our Shrine Hours of Operation: Cafeteria & Deli 10:00 am – 4:30 pm You can buy Polish food at our Cafeteria to celebrate the Virtual Polish-American Festival at home and to organize watch parties! Religious Article Center: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Shrine Museum Exhibition (Visitor Center): 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Art Exhibit of St. John Paul II (lower church)12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mass Schedule (Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa – lower church): in......
Important information from the Pauline Fathers & Brothers from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA regarding returning to Mass during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. WELCOME BACK HOME! Great news! We are happy to have you back at our Shrine and that we can finally pray together! Archbishop Pérez has announced that parishes and churches of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will be able to resume public Masses the weekend of June 6th and 7th. The Pauline Fathers and Brothers, as well as the dedicated staff at the National......
On May 18, 2020. we will be celebrating a hundredth anniversary of the birth of Karol Wojtyla, who later became Pope John Paul II. On this occasion, we would like to share a memoir of his two visits to the American Czestochowa, which he made as a Cardinal. Cardinal Karol Wojtyla traveled a lot during his life. Visiting many places on the world map, he also visited the American Czestochowa – the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, in 1969 and 1976. On August 28, 1969, he flew to Canada,......
Holy Triduum celebrations at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa began with Holy Thursday’s Mass of the Lord’s Supper, continuing with Good Friday’s Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion, and then concluding with Easter Vigil on Saturday evening. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the norms published by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, all liturgies were celebrated without the people, but they were broadcasted through our media. Easter Triduum liturgies were live-streamed on our website, Facebook, YouTube channel, and other social media. Holy Thursday is an anniversary of the institution of the......
Important information from the Pauline Fathers & Brothers from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Due to the potential spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the guidelines from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, government and health officials, we have decided to immediately implement the following changes at our Shrine, until further notice. All Sunday and Weekday Masses will be canceled (after 8:00 am Mass on Wednesday, March 18th). So as decided by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, there can be no public Masses at......
It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of Fr. Lucius Tyrasinski OSPPE. Fr. Lucius, after 89 years of life, 70 years of religious life and 64 years of priesthood, passed away on March 9, 2020, in the early hours of the morning. INFORMATION ABOUT FR. LUCIUS’ FUNERAL: Saturday, March 14th at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA 8:30 am – Transfer of the body from the Monastery to the Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa (lower church) 9:00 am – 11:00......
An annual retreat for the youth from the Polish Supplementary Schools in the USA took place at our Shrine on February 15-16, 2020. Polish Schools, which have participated in the retreat: PSS przy parafii św. Cyryla i Metodego, Brooklyn, NY PSD im. H. Sienkiewicza, Brooklyn, NY PSD Matki Bożej Częstochowskiej i św. Kazimierza, Brooklyn, NY PSD im. K. Pułaskiego, Brooklyn, NY PSD im. św. Faustyny, Ozone Park, NY PSD im. Z. Herberta, Copiague, NY PSD im. św. Jana Pawła II, South Amboy, NJ PSD im. A. Janta-Połczyńskiego, Lakewood, NJ PSD im. Św.......
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...
March for life takes place each year in Washington D.C. It gathers US residents who with their presence want to support the right to life of every human being from the moment of conception to natural death. This event is organized around the anniversary of the legalization of the abortion by the US Supreme Court in the Roe v. Wade case in the early 1970s. This year’s March for Life took place on Friday January 18 and was organized for the 46th time. Huge crowds, especially young people, organized in various groups,......