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SHARING THE POLISH HERITAGE IN SAN JOSE

CA (polishfestival.com)

By Edmund Lewandowski

Not many people know that there is a thriving Polish Community in the heart of Silicon Valley. It is centered around the Polish Pastoral Mission in San Jose which opened its new church in 1998. This is a place where people of Polish descent can practice their catholic faith in their native language. The mission is also providing masses in English for those who do not know Polish. The children can attend Polish Saturday school to learn the language, history and traditions of the land of their ancestors.



The community organizes various events celebrating the Polish heritage. The biggest annual event, repeatedly attracting several thousand people, the eight Polish Festival is coming September 19, 2004. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 10250 Clayton Rd. (corner of Clayton Rd. and Caylene Dr.) in San Jose. As always, the key would be the colorful and dynamic performances by the Polish Folk Dance Ensemble "Lowiczanie" at 1:00, 2:15, 3:30 p.m. and the delicious home made Polish food. The food is being prepared by volunteers from the parish and it tastes exactly like your Polish grandma's favorite dishes. The festival menu will include several kinds of pierogi (i.e. meat, potato, cheese and cabbage with mushrooms), stuffed cabbage rolls, sauerkraut hunter's stew, variety of babkas, very popular Polish poppy seed cake, chrusciki and other Polish pastry delicacies. Do not forget the authentic Polish sausage made locally by a Polish sausage factory and served hot from the grill with your choice of mustard. The authentic beer from Poland is the beverage of choice to complement the sausage.

The different festival booths will be offering Polish and English language books, Polish music on CD and cassettes, traditional Polish Koledy, videos, amber and silver jewelry and many other gift items from Poland. There will be activities specifically organized for children, games and treats.

There is an English language Mass every Sunday at 9 a.m. and a Polish language Mass every Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. followed by a social gathering in the parish hall. There are several prayer groups which offer an atmosphere for spiritual growth in faith. The meetings are held weeknights and are widely open to everyone. For more information about Polish Mission please call (408) 251-8490.

Please come and enjoy experiencing our Polish heritage with us. All proceeds from the event will go towards helping local Polish community in San Jose. The Polish Festival is open to the public and there is no admission charge. For more information please visit www.polishfestival.com or call (408) 251-8490. Zyczymy milych wrazen i smacznego.

2014

Apel Do Polonii - luty 2014

2013

Happy New Year!!!

2012

We realize that this area needs to be updated. There are few articles waiting to be published. We have limited resources. We work as community volunteers. If you think you could help to publish local articles here please use the menu tab "Contact". Thank you.

2011

Cinequest 2011 - San Jose, California

2010

Searching for Chopin

2009

Golden Gate Park Polish Festival

2008

Co nowego w Kongresie Polonii - marzec 2008?
Przed świętami wielkanocnymi w Kalifornii (3/2008)
Niezapomniany koncert


2007

Dokad Zmierzasz Polsko? (10/2007)
President Kaczynski in California - photos (7/2007)
Prezydent Kaczynski w Kalifornii - impresje z San Francisco (7/2007)
IPN historian about Polonia infiltraded by communist agents - interview by Lucja Sliwa with S.Cenckiewicz (7/2007)
Niezwykla okazja (7/2007)
The First Report (6/2007)
Zmiana warty w Kalifornii (5/2007)
Czy Polonia jest chora? (5/2007)
Polonia bez agentów (4/2007)

2006

Krajobraz po wojnie (12/2006)
Creating a democracy in Poland: A Farce or a National Drama? (11/2006)
Obchody Święta Niepodległości w San Francisco (11/2006)
NEW YORK REMEMBERS POLAND'S "FORGOTTEN UPRISING" OF 1944 (7/2006)
Jak duża jest Polonia w San Francisco Bay Area? (1/2006)

2005

Lista nieustannie dementowana (3/2005)
The Federal Government announces new much faster procedure for obtaining a green card through work sponsors (1/2005)

2004

Polish Catholics recall their pain at Auschwitz, Hitler's women guards just as cruel as SS-men (11/2004)
Sharing The Polish Heritage in San Jose (9/2004)
Expectations of Payback (2/2004)
The family gift (1/2004)
Poland America's most loyal ally (1/2004)
Auschwitz Survivor: Too little known about Holocaust's Christian Victims (1/2004)
Honorary Consul for government of Poland appointed (1/2004)
Legislative agenda of the Polish American Congress (1/2004)

2003

Drivers licences for undocumented immigrants in California (11/2003)
On the anniversary of The Warsaw Uprising (08/2003)
How to obtain a professional VISA (H-1B) (03/2003)

2002

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays + year end events (12/2002)
A Whistle-stop tour of Poland (12/2002)
Polish History at Loyola Marymount University in LA (12/2002)
Northern CA PAC on Poland and UE (11/2002)
Stan Kawczynski helping Polonia on AB2003 (07/2002)
California Holocaust Education Act 2003 (07/2002)
Przemowienie Moskala w Senacie RP (in polish) (06/2002)
Moskal speaks in The Polish Senate (06/2002)
PAC Committee Reacts to "Enigma" Movie (06/2002)
Divide and conquer (04/2002)
SF chronicle about Polish customs (04/2002)
Who is trying to divide Polonia? (02/2002)

1999

Making a Difference: A Conversation with Edmund Lewandowski

1998

Convention to Stop Hate-Mongering

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