The Royal City

It’s September first. 77 years ago today Nazi Germany invaded Poland, stating World War Two. Thus began years of brutal terror in Poland. Remember those who fought back today. Soon the Polish Mission team will be in Westerplatte to lay a wreath in memory of the fallen, on behalf of our community of veterans in Michigan. […]

Czech-stop. Ha.

After a day of traveling around a bit, and spending some quality time with Fr. Stan, the early evening has led us here to the Czech Republic.  I can’t really say anything negative about Restaurant Dzik, just over the river in Ciesyn.  The Radegast beer was tasty, even with the shot of minty green Pemper […]

Getting Lost in History

Later on…   It’s not every day that one gets to handle an original 16th century long-sword attributed to the order of the Teutonic Knights. Though the question of whether or not that’s a charming local custom in these parts remains yet unknown, I’m certainly glad it happened. Right after breakfast our team hopped into […]

Good Morning, Poland!

Good morning!  It’s day two, and the team is just getting up early for a head start.  I cant’ speak for anyone else, but yours truly had had an excellent night rest here in Bielsko-Biala.  Trying to sleep no the plane over was more like an exercise in contortion, so we’re glad to finally get […]

Hitting The Road

Would it be too cliche if I said “the boys are back in town?” Yes?  Well, please accept my moderately sincere apologies in light of the fact that…we’re here!  The Polish Mission team has safely landed in Krakow, Poland after a layover in Frankfurt. You guessed it: You’ve reached the home of my day by […]

Downtown Outreach

Altruism: the belief in or practice of disinterested and selfless concern for the well-bring of others. The application of such a notion in our world today instantly causes one to remember tragic moments of the past.  The most recognizable memories are those that cut the deepest into our lives, making a stark contrast with something […]

Rebuilding our past

The Polish Mission Honors the 72nd Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising “Tense” couldn’t begin to describe the moments in that late afternoon on August 1.  It was 1944 and for the residents of Warsaw, every tick of the clock struck like hammer in anticipation of what was to happen.  For almost five years Warsaw had […]

One Culture, an Ocean Apart

Who are you voting for this year? Some are choosing to vote for mercy. That was the slogan printed on the t-shirts that designated the over 150 pilgrims who made their way to the shores of Orchard Lake from parishes from across the Archdiocese of Detroit. Mike Chamberland of the Archdiocese of Detroit had coordinated […]

Join Us Downtown for a Panel Discussion!

All are welcome to a special event and discussion panel hosted by the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue on Wednesday, August 24, at 5:30 pm.  Offered in partnership with The Polish Mission of the Orchard Lake Schools, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews (Warsaw, Poland), and the Polish Consulate of Chicago. The Isaac […]

Thank You for a Great Celebration!

Celebrating 1,050 years of Christianity never felt so great.  On June 22, about 400 people gathered at the historic Orchard Lake Schoosl campus to commemorate a remarkable moment in history that has no equal: the pledge of Duke Mieszko I pledge in 966 to rule his Polish people with Christian leadership.  For generations afterward, Poland […]