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August 27, 2009

Polish Catholic Mission News

Members of the Polish Catholic Mission of Memphis, along with Father Kazimierz Abrahamczyk, recently participated in the XXI Piesza Polonijna Pielgrzymka Maryjna XXII Polish Marian Pilgrimage to Chicago do Sanktuarium Matki Bożej Częstochowskiej from Chicago to the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Merrillville, Indiana. The motto of this year's pilgrimage was Mary, the Star of Hope.

"This was a wonderful experience," said Father Abrahamczyk. "After such a strenuous walk, we were very tired, but very light in our souls. We fellowshipped with others, sang religious songs, and constantly prayed for the sick and infirm. It was great to see such a large number of young people taking part in the event. There were between five and six thousand people who participated in the march. The logistics of the event was excellent, thanks be to God for all the people who made this event happen."

The Polish Catholic Mission of Memphis will prepare a typical Polish dinner to be held September 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, located at 8151 Poplar Ave. in Germantown. To make reservations, call 901-743-4551. The reservation deadline is September 20.