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Polskie parafie


POLISH PARISHES


The Polish Pastoral Ministry in the United States is conducted primarily in relationship with ethnic parishes. These parishes were founded mainly towards the end of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Most of them still exist and are fulfilling their wonderful mission for the faithful even though in most cases in a strikingly different way from the way they did originally. A considerable number of them has been closed, merged or clustered, or has lost their Polish character. There are many reasons for these changes. One of the reasons is the cultural-social changes as well as the natural process of integration and assimilation of Polonia itself. All these processes are very important for the future of the American Polonia and its pastoral care. For this reason we will continue to observe these changes and collect various materials dealing with this subject.

Preserve the Memory of the Polonia's Achievements

The Polish commitment to faith, Polish culture and tradition are well known. Polish emigrants with great dedication built beautiful churches and founded Polish parishes. They set up a Polish Seminary in Detroit, which later moved to Orchard Lake (1909), which still exists today. They established many Polish schools, various associations and religious, veterans' and patriotic organizations. We look with admiration on the beautiful Polish churches, the Polish parishes and parochial schools, the beautiful and fully dedicated work of Polish priests, sisters, and brothers. With a great respect, we refer also to all Polish organizations and activists who have kept in their hearts the love for the homeland and Polish culture. But times change, many Polish parishes are depopulated and aging. Therefore, they are combined with others or closed. The same is true about Polish schools and Polish organizations. We cannot effectively oppose these changes, but we can and we should keep as much material about them as possible. We should not allow ourselves to irretrievably lose memories of them.

We want to preserve the memories of them for future generations. That's why we ask all who cherish Polonia and want to preserve the memory of her achievements to join our great program to collect as much material and information as possible. The Polish Seminary in Orchard Lake and its Archives is a good place to collect these materials, to develop and preserve them for future generations. Please send to us all archives materials, we preserve them, so the memory of American Polonia will never wane.

SOURCES AND LECTURE:

 

Sygn. Nazwa   jednostki Daty
1 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. I, Milvaukee, WI 1905 more
2 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. II, Milvaukee, WI 1905 more
3 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. III, Milvaukee, WI 1905 more
4 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. IV, Milvaukee, WI 1905 more
5 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. V, Milvaukee, WI 1905 more
6 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. VI, Milvaukee, WI 1905 more
7 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. VII, Milvaukee, WI 1906 more
8 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. VIII, Milvaukee, WI 1906 more
9 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. IX, Milvaukee, WI 1906 more
10 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. X, Milvaukee, WI 1907 more
11 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. XI, Milvaukee, WI 1907 more
12 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. XII, Milvaukee, WI 1908 more
13 Historya Polska w Ameryce, Kruszka Wacław, ks., t. XIII, Milvaukee, WI 1908 more
14 Racja bytu parafii polonijnych, Jasiński W., ks. W: Pamiątka drugiego zjazdu homiletycznego Duchowieństwa Polskiego w Ameryce, Pittsburgh, PA, 1946, s. 83-125 more
15 Parafia i szkoła parafialna wśród emigracji polskiej w Ameryce, Chałasiński Józef, Warszawa. W: Studium dzielnicy polskiej w Południowym Chicago more
16 Wzorowy parafianin, Tomasz Misiecki, Chicago 1921 more
17 Znaczenie parafii dla Polaków. Pamiętnik trzydziestolecia parafii Matki Bożej Częstochowskiej w Turners Falls - 1909-1939, MA, p. 9-10  
18 Polskie kościoły w Nowym Jorku, Piątkowska Danuta, Nowy Jork-Opole 2002`  
19 Parafie polonijne. Flis Stanisław, ks., Orchard Lake Good News, Fall 1998 more
20 Duszpasterstwo Polonii Amerykańskiej, a przemiany kulturowo-społeczne, Stanisław Flis, ks. W: Emigracja z Polski po 1989 roku, Kraków 2002, s.191-206 more
21 Apostolat Polski w Stanach Zjednoczonych, Stanisław Flis, ks. Duszpasterz Polski Zagranicą, 42(1991)87-89 more
22 Jan Paweł II a Polonia, ks. prof. Stanis!aw Kowalczyk, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski more
23 Dekalog Emigracji more
24 Statystyczny obraz Kościoła i Polonii w Stanach Zjednoczonych, ks. Stanisław Flis,Orchard Lake Good News, 2002 more
25 Plan Pastoralny Apostolatu Polskiego W USA (Polish American Priests Association) more
26 Europejski wymiar duszpasterstwa polskiego, Leszek Wątróbski, Europejska Unia Wspólnot Polonijnych (konferencja) more
27 Polonia w Stanach Zjednoczonych - staystyka 1980-2000 more