Polish Sundays Are Back

The Polish Mission is proud to announce that the age-old Orchard Lake tradition of “Polish Sundays” have returned, thanks to the initiative of our Chancellor, Fr. Miroslaw Krol. Polish Sunday’s had long been the custom of yesteryear under the leadership of beloved Chancellor Msgr. Stanley Milewski, but faced with declining community response, the monthly open […]

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 […]

Central Archives of Polonia – Pardon our dust!

Originally posted 2-4-2014:  The Central Archives of Polonia are the most rich and diverse collection of archival materials available for those who want to learn more about Polish and Polish-American history.  Started at the very beginning of the Orchard Lake Schools in 1885, we’ve accumulated countless documents that have been organized meticulously in several rooms […]

Thanks to Pawel Pietrzyk and the National Archives of Poland

Mr. Pawel Pietrzyk is the Senior Archivist at the National Archives of Poland in Lodz, and he visited Orchard Lake for an extended stay to evaluate our archives and lead development of new processes that will allow us to better serve our researchers.  During his time here Pawel worked with Fr. Flis to repair and […]