Who we serve
You’re Catholic, you’re an English-speaker, you’re in Wrocław (Poland), and you want to practice your faith.
Problem: you don’t understand the Mass in Polish, and as for confession in Polish – forget about it! What do you do? Where do you go?
You’ve come to the right place: the Pastoral Centre for English-speakers was created in 2007 by a decree of the Archbishop of Wrocław, to meet the needs of English-speaking Catholics living in or visiting this diocese.
What we do
We offer Mass on Sunday and on most of the Polish Holy Days of Obligation. You can have confession before Sunday Mass or at another time by arrangement with the priest.
If you plan to marry in Poland and need your wedding celebrated in English – we can help with that, from advice if you live outside of Wrocław, to marriage preparation and celebrating the wedding Mass in our parish church. If you had a civil wedding, and you want the graces of a sacramental marriage, you can discuss your situation with our priest and he’ll help you figure out what you need to do next.
If you’ve had a baby (congratulations!) and want your child baptized in English, let us know.
If you’re missing sacraments – First Communion, Confirmation – and want to complete them with instruction in English, we can help.
You are welcome!
Maybe you’re not Catholic, but you’re curious and want to find out what we’re all about. Introduce yourself to the priest after Mass and tell him where you are on your faith journey. You’re most welcome.
And if you just want to meet some nice, friendly people who share your faith and who know what it’s like to be a foreigner in Poland, come to our social hours after Mass on the second Sunday of each month during the academic year. We’ll be happy to see you!
The Church, “universal sacrament of salvation”, born of the Holy Spirit, transmits Revelation through evangelization; she announces the Good News of the salvific plan of the Father and in the sacraments, communicates his Divine gifts.
General Directory for Catechesis, 45
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism, we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God.
Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church.
The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church.
Saints and Blesseds
“None of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself”
and Zbigniew Strzałkowski
In 1988 and 1989, these two young Franciscan priests enthusiastically embraced the call to missionary life in Peru. They were zealous to spend their lives in service of the poor, but they were also aware that “the blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church” (Tertullian).
St Gianna Beretta Molla
Youth leader – daughter – doctor – wife – Catholic activist – friend – athlete – mother – confidante – artist – volunteer – saint: Gianna Beretta Molla is a 20th-century example of what Jesus meant when he declared: “I came so that they might have life, and have it more abundantly” (Jn 10:10).
Saint Maximilian Kolbe
The twentieth century was perhaps the bloodiest and darkest period in human history, but the life and legacy of St Maximilian Kolbe, the martyr of charity, shows us that where there is true faith in Christ, “a light will shine in the darkness, and the darkness will not overcome it” (cf. Jn 1:5).