Polish Easter Week Traditions

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Article by Tom Sorosiak Easter is one of the two most practiced traditions by the Polish people of the Roman Catholic faith that was retained in the America’s by Polish immigrant families.  I am a product of that generation and am proud to continue those most cherished traditions.  I would like to share with the readers of this newsletter the memories I have growing up in the LaGrange Street neighborhood. Holy Week was always a reminder that the end of Lenten Season was nearing.  Going to mass on Palm Sunday…

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Lourdes Lifelong Learning Classes

Membership in Lourdes Lifelong Learning is $25. If enough people enroll, Lourdes will be interested in offering more courses on Poland. Call 419-824-3707 or go to lifelong@lourdes.edu. Polish Political Culture: Non-English Republican TraditionJaroslaw Szczepanski10:00 – 11 :00 AM, Tuesday, February 8 Exclusively online www.Lourdes.edu/Lectures Polish republicanism is a unique political philosophy that embodies both liberal andconservative principles. It was developed independently from the better-known Englishtradition which is still alive in American politics. Polish republicanism is rooted in fifteenth andsixteenth century reforms of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and even the medieval Kingdomof…

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2021 Wigilia Celebration Canceled

Due to the continuing effect of Covid-19, the Polish American Community of Toledo decided to cancel the 2021 Wigilia celebration out of an abundance ofcaution. We have had many inquiries about this year’s Wigilia and apologize to all who were looking forward to our annual Christmas celebration. PACT is ready to start a new year in 2022 beginning with the Kielbasa Cook Off that will take place on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at St. Clement’s Hall in Toledo. This is a very popular event, and we are having it right…

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PACT Announces Their Annual Scholarship Competition

Our Annual Scholarship Competition to award four $1,000.00 scholarships to area Polish-American students is currently underway. Over the past ten years $32,500 in scholarship money has been awarded to students of Polish-American heritage in the Toledo area. The competition is divided into two categories — High School and College. Applicants must fill out an application form and submit an essay. The high school category is for students in grades 9 – 12. Their essay topic is “What is the meaning of your Polish American heritage?” The college category is for…

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