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NEW JERSEY – Holy Cross Church, 220 Browertown Rd., Woodland Park, will hold a Pasta Dinner on Saturday, November 9th from 6 to 10 pm featuring the fabulous “Uncle Floyd” plus a Tricky Tray & 50/50 Raffle. For tickets or information call Holy Cross Church, 973-256-4888, Dominick Bucci 973-703-6473, or John Barbieri 201-317-7861.
Christmas Bazaar & Raffola
MASSACHUSETTS – The annual Christmas Bazaar and Raffola sponsored by Holy Cross Parish, Polish National Catholic Church, in Ware, will take place on Sunday, November 10 in the church hall beginning at noon to 5:00 pm. The kitchen with our traditional Polish food will be operating all afternoon; several books including the filled baskets, games and baked goods will be featured. The gigantic 113 prizes Raffola will start at 4:00 pm. Snacks and refreshments will be available. A warm invitation is extended to all our friends in Ware and surrounding towns as well as those in other areas to attend and enjoy a pleasant afternoon, good food, much fellowship and games of fun. The support of our friends throughout the years is deeply acknowledged and appreciated.
Polish Scouting Organization Hosts Independence Day Celebration 1918-2013
CHICAGO, IL – The Polish Scouting Organization of Illinois (Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego Obwód ZNP Chicago) will host its annual celebration of Poland’s Day of Independence on Sunday, November 10. Mass celebrating Poland and all those who fought for its freedom will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church (1118 North Noble Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642). Immediately following, celebrations will continue at The Polish Museum of America (984 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago), featuring an artistic program and social event for veterans and scouts. All scouts, family, friends, supporters, and especially veterans, who wish to honor this day, are cordially invited to attend. No activities will be held at Dom Harcerski on this day. For more information contact Grazyna Kahl 847-647-7954.
NEW JERSEY – Mental Health Association in Passaic County will hold a Rummage Sale on Saturday, November 9th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: 404 Clifton Avenue Clifton, NJ 07011. Rain Date: Sunday, November 10th. Get some retail therapy. Take some time to stop by our Rummage Sale where your purchases proceeds will go towards a great cause–helping families affected by Mental Illness. We will have household goods, books, office items, games, toys, clothes, & much more. Want to help? You can donate any items for our Rummage Sale. Drop off at our office or contact us for more information 973-478-4444. www.mhapassaic.org
Fall Clothing Drive
NEW JERSEY – It’s Clean-Up Time Again! St. John Kanty Parish on Speer Avenue in Clifton will be holding a CLOTHING DRIVE on Tuesday, November 12. They will be collecting clothing, shoes, belts, pocketbooks, sheets, blankets, comforters, bedspreads, towels, curtains, and stuffed animals. Please bring your items to the school playground on Tuesday, November 12, between 8 am and 5 pm. Please be sure that all items are in plastic bags. For more information call the parish office at 973-779-4102.
PCHS Genealogy Club Meeting Nov. 9th
NEW JERSEY – On Saturday November 9, at 10 a.m. the Passaic County Historical Society Genealogy Club will meet at The Hawthorne Public Library, 345 Lafayette Avenue, Hawthorne, NJ. The PCHS Genealogy Club meets once a month from September through May. Program topics relate to genealogy or history and usually include a guest speaker. The November program, “Finding and Using Original Family Genealogical Records,” will be presented by Nancy Terhune. Attendees are encouraged to bring their original or photocopied family records for an informal discussion. The meetings and programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Passaic County Historical Society, 973-247-0085, extension 200.
Bus Trip To Sands
The MSH Columbiettes are sponsoring a bus trip to Sands Casino, Bethlehem, PA, on Sat. Nov. 16. The bus will leave Wallington at 9 a.m. sharp from the JFK Library Annex (VFW Pavlick Koster Post), Main Avenue, Wallington and depart from the Sands at 4:30 p.m. Payment must be made at the time of making the reservation. Please call Barbara Ann at 973-916-1957 or Caroline at 973-471-9425.
Beefsteak Fundraiser To Salute Our Veterans
NEW JERSEY – A beefsteak fundraiser in salute of our veterans will be held on Friday, November 8th at the Polish Peoples Home, 1-3 Monroe Street in Passaic. Tickets: $35.00 – catered by Nightingales. All proceeds will be applied to the upkeep and maintenance of the Polish Home. Tickets and more information call John Budzinski 973-779-4310.
The Zoo Comes To JFK Library
NEW JERSEY – The JFK Library in Wallington has arranged to have an attendant from the Bergen County Zoological Society visit us on Thursday, November 14th – 3:30 p.m. at the VFW and who will bring along a small, wild animal (we don’t know yet which one). You will learn about the animal’s habits and have a close-up look. After learning about the animal, the attendant will give the children an easy craft to complete and then we will all share a snack. This should be a fun and education experience for the kids! Keep in mind, only 25 children may attend the session, so please be certain you can attend before you sign up……SIGN UP IS MANDATORY! If you sign up and realize you cannot attend, please call us so we can free up a space for another child. You may sign up at the library or call us at 973-471-1692 and we will put your child’s name on the list. The VFW is located at 125 Main Avenue in Wallington.
Ocean County Polish American Social Club
NEW JERSEY – Our members meet on the second Friday of the month at the Firehouse on Commonwealth Blvd. at 12:30 p.m. with the exception of November when we will meet on November 16th instead of November 9th. All are welcome. Members enjoyed their trip to the PlatzHaus for an Octoberfest on October 15th and are now making reservations for the December 3rd trip to Resorts for the Spectacular Christmas Show. We have a trip on December 17th to the Surflight Theatre for lunch and a show. Make your reservations by calling Ted Kessler at 609-693-1887 or at the meeting in November. Members of the Polish American Club of Toms River, American Polish Club of Whiting, and our social club are sponsoring a joint Christmas Luncheon at the Clarion on December 11th at noon to 4 pm, which includes lunch, entertainment and live music for your listening and dancing pleasure. Reservations can be made at the meetings of the various clubs. Elections were held at our October meeting and the following were chosen to serve for 2014-15: President, Theodore Kessler; Vice President, Ed Walencikowski; Recording Secretary, Mary Olchasky and Nancy Michalizysen; Treasurer, Christine Barry; Sgt. at Arms, John Mullaly and Allan Robinson. We wish them the very best. All our trips leave from the Quinn Hopping Funeral Home Home parking lot on Mule Road, Toms River. Call Ted Kessler for bus trip reservations. Remember date of meeting for November is the 16th at 12:30 p.m. Hope to meet you at the meeting or at the Christmas Celebration on December 1st.
MARYLAND – Birthday wishes to Connie Brzozowski of Baltimore, celebrating her birthday on November 10th. Happy Birthday Connie from your husband Milton, your children, relatives, all your Polka friends & Jean Grabowski. STO LAT!
NEW JERSEY – Anniversary wishes to Mary & Kaz Wysocki of Hackensack, who will celebrate their Wedding Anniversary on November 7th. Best Wishes & Congratulations from your family, friends, and the Post Eagle staff. STO LAT!
Pastor Observes Anniversary
MASSACHUSETTS – The Very Rev. Fryderyk S. Banas, Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Polish National Catholic Church, Ware, MA observed his 63rd Anniversary of Ordination to the priesthood in the Polish National Catholic Church on October 19th. It was on that date that Father Banas along with five other candidates was ordained by the late Bishop John A. Misiaszek in St. Stanislaus First Parish Church in Scranton, PA. On October 19, 1950 a special blessing was bestowed upon the newly ordained priests by the late Prime Bishop Francis Hodur. From the class of 6 two are serving the church throughout the years, that is, Bishop Emeritus Anthony M. Rysz and Father Senior Banas. Forty-nine years ago, the late second Prime Bishop of the church, Bishop Leon Grochowski, elevated Father Senior Banas to the dignity of “Senior Priest” (Monsignor) on August 4, 1964. The solemn installation took place on November 22, 1964 in St. Adalbert’s Church, Dickson City, PA and was conducted by Prime Bishop Leon Grochowski. Father Senior Banas is serving and leading the Holy Cross Parish in Ware, MA since May 15, 1989.