What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Subject: What's Happening in Polish Youngstown
Send date: 2009-12-23 12:37:20
Issue #: 33

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We are sure enjoying the holidays! The Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle spent Friday evening caroling at the Greenbrier senior complex. It was so fulfilling to have the residents obviously appreciative of our efforts. A highlight were the young girls enthusiasm for showing their talents by singing not just in Polish but German, Spanish, Hebrew, Croatian and American Sign Language. their The group then headed to the concourse of the Southern Park Mall to perform one more time before retiring to Jillians for their Christmas party and to congratulate themselves on their busiest performance year ever. Special thanks to Ted Szmaj and Tom Katrenich for their efforts to orchestrate the performances. To see more pictures, click HERE. To see the video, click HERE.

On Sunday, the Polish Arts Club hosted their annual Wigilia Christmas Eve Dinner at the Youngstown Club. A crowd of more than 150 members and the general public enjoyed a lovely affair with more ambiance and food than anyone could handle! One of the highlights was the sample Wigilia table set in Polish pottery and all the traditional items to make it special. As a holiday treat, each guest received a three-month trial membership to the exclusive club. Chef Rob Vossler and Event Chair Angela Messenger certainly outdid themselves on our behalf! To see more pictures, click HERE.

The Polish have a rich history with many of it traditions tied into the Catholic faith. Sharing oplatek at Wigilia dinner on Christmas Eve followed by the singing of koledy and attending pasterka at midnight are just of a few of those traditions. In case you may want to celebrate at a local parish, for your convenience, we have assembled the schedules for the parishes involved with PolishYoungstown.

Church Mass Schedule
St. Casimir
Dec. 24th7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Carols & Koledy
Dec 31st4:00 p.m.
St Stanislaus
Dec. 24th11:30 p.m.
12 midnight
Carols & Koledy
Dec. 25th11:00 a.m.
Dec. 31st5:30 p.m.
Jan. 1st10:00 a.m.
St Joseph the Provider
Dec. 24th4 PM
11:30 p.m.
12 midnight
Featuring a "Jaselka", a Christmas Play
Carols & Koledy
Dec. 25th10:30 a.m.
11 a.m.
Carols & Koledy
Dec. 31st5:00 p.m.
Jan. 1st11:00 a.m.
Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic
Dec. 24th11:40 p.m.
12 midnight
Carols & Koledy
Dec. 25th10:00 a.m.Mass
Jan. 1st10:00 a.m.
* Fr. Rencewicz welcomes your call to set up a time for kolenda, the blessing of your home and loved ones for the New Year. 

Make learning to speak Polish your New Year’s resolution this year because we can help! We are excited to introduce Martyna Matusiak announce that people have stepped forward, so we are officially offering Polish language lessons one evening a week! Now all we need is YOU! The fun, conversation-based class would be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 PM at a downtown location TBD starting Jan. 12th and will run through the spring for $50 per student.  We need a minimum of 10 students. If we have enough interest, we might be able to break the class into different skill level groups since another teacher is interested. Martyna will be available for private lessons between 3-6 PM on Tuesdays too! A class syllabus outline and registration will soon be available at polishyoungstown.com.  Come join us for this great cultural learning experience! These classes would be in addition to the FREE Basic Polish classes currently being offered on Tuesday mornings 11:30-1 PM at Sts. Peter & Paul. For more information call 330-793-5925 or click HERE.   

Mark your calendar
We had so much fun, we’ve decided to bring back Ostatki: A Polish Carnival Celebration
On Saturday, February 6th at  7 PM  at The Youngstown Club.  Enjoy the popular imported vodka and unusal beer tasting, heavy appetizers, games, door prizes, music, dancing, and, of course, paczki!  Tickets are $30 advance/$40 at the door. Call 330-719-0415 for reservations or for more information click HERE.

Do Zabaczenia!
Your PolishYoungstown Team

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