Feast Day: March 19 / 19. Marca

In Poland, it is customary to celebrate “Imienien” or Namesday, the feast day of one’s patron saint. To allow the many Josephs to celebrate their namesday, the Church would grant a dispensation from the rigors of Lent on March 19.  Because St. Joseph’s Day is a Lenten solemnity, the tradition has been to serve meatless foods so that the meal becomes a “festive fast.” St. Joseph, patron of the universal Church, patron of families, patron of workers, patron of social justice, patron of the dying, patron of pastry makers, and patron of fathers, is a very important and beloved saint.

Iconography of St. Joseph

Images of St. Joseph most often depict him with the child Jesus in his arms, with the Holy Family, at a work table, with carpenter’s tools, or with a lily.


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PRCUA Hall – Saturday, October 3, 2015

5255 N. Detroit Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43612

3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Dinner: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Ticket Price:  $30

Ticket price includes:  Pig Roast, Kielbasa, Homemade sides, Can Beer, and a chance each at:

LCP, The Judge, 870 Shotgun, 9mm, AR15

Contact:  Joel: 419-349-0634

Butch:  419-729-9680

David:  419-392-6947

Open to the public

Only 250 Tickets Available


Agora (4) Agora(4) Agora

Located along the southwest side of Grant Park, Agora is one of Chicago’s most recent and important sculptural installations. Comprised of 106 nine-foot tall headless torsos made of cast iron, the artwork derives it name from the Greek word for meeting place. The figures are posed walking in groups in various directions or standing still. Internationally renowned artist Magdalena Abakanowicz donated the sculptural group along with the Polish Ministry of Culture, a Polish cultural foundation, and other private donors. Born into an aristocratic family just outside of Warsaw, Abakanowicz (b. 1930) was deeply affected by World War II and the forty-five years of Soviet domination that followed. In her journals, she writes that she has lived “…in times which were extraordinary by their various forms of collective hate and collective adulation. Marches and parades worshipped leaders, great and good, who soon turned out to be mass murderers. I was obsessed by the image of the crowd… I suspected that under the human skull, instincts and emotions overpower the intellect without us being aware of it.” The sculptor began creating large headless figures in the 1970s. Initially working in burlap and resin, she went on to use bronze, steel, and iron. Although Abakanowicz hasfrequently exhibited in museums and public spaces throughout the world— Agora is her largest permanent installation.

(from City of Chicago: the official website of Chicago)

http://www.cityofchicago.org


 

The Polish American Community of Toledo wishes everyone a happy and blessed Easter                                    .Polish happy Easter


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Saturday, October 4, 2014

1 – 6 PM

St. Clements Community Center

2990 Tremainsville Road

The Kielbasa Cook-Off

Do your part in choosing the next “Kielbasa King or Queen”!

Admission:  $5, PACT members: $3, Children 7 – 10: $2, under 6: Free

Food tickets: 50 cents each

Food, Beer, Pop, and of course, Kielbasa


We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day for our bus trip to Hamtramck.  Once we arrived, tour guide Greg Kawalski gave our group a tour of St. Florian Church.  Then it was on to the bakery to pick up some sweet treats and then to the Polonia Restaurant for a Polish lunch.  Eddie Paz serenaded the group with some Polish music on his accordian.  After lunch, we visited the Polish Art Center for a talk on amber jewelry, shopka (paper creches) and Polish pottery.  Many in the group checked out the Pope John Paul Park and Srodek’s grocery store.  Thanks to all who joined PACT on this bus adventure.