Next Sunday, June 11th, is the anniversary Mass for the Pastoral Centre.
Ten years ago, we celebrated the first English Mass. Over the years, we have celebrated many Baptisms, First Communions and weddings in English. We have also had the joy of receiving some new converts into the Catholic Church at our Mass, seeing them baptized and confirmed and receiving their First Holy Communion.
We have been blessed with an abundance of wonderful priests who have served us so well over the years, and we have had among us people from many countries and cultures all over the world. It has truly been a decade of grace.
We invite everyone who attends the English Mass to a special social hour after Mass on June 11th. It will be held in the garden behind the friary (nr 58 Krucza street, across from the church; through this gate and behind this house). We also welcome those people who were present at our first Mass, and who have attended the English Mass from time to time over the years, or who have read or sung or played music for the Mass in the past. We would like to see old friends again.
Please mark your calendars, invite your English-speaking friends, and celebrate with us at Mass on June 11th at 16:00, followed by a gathering in the friary garden immediately after Mass.
This will probably be our last social hour until the academic year begins again in October (the parish rooms are usually closed in summer), and many of our friends will be returning to their home countries soon. So it could be a last time to meet up while people are still here in Poland.