From Gdynia to Orchard Lake

We at The Polish Mission are proud to host Dr. Grzegorz Labuda and Anna Wroblewska from the Emigration Museum in Gdynia here in Orchard Lake! They’re both here for a couple weeks for a pioneer initiative co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the republic of Poland, from the Culture Promotion Fund. The […]

Are You Coming to Polish Bilingual Day?

All are welcome to Polish Bilingual Day 2018! This year’s celebration, founded by Dobra Polska Szkoła and hosted by The Polish Mission will be bigger than ever and include even more fun for the whole family! As always, the event is free and open to all, and activities are conducted in both languages. Come for […]

We’re off to Rediscover Poland (again)!

Greetings from Poland! The Polish Mission team is beside itself as we embark on our third educational tour of Poland! As usual, here our readers can be with us through the words of the travelers themselves. This time, Polish Language Coordinator Marzanna Owinski and Curator JJ Przewozniak are leading the tour of OLSM students, alumni […]

Polish Constitution Day 2018

We at The Polish Mission are happy to again partner with the Polish-American Congress Michigan Division for the annual observance of Polish Constitution Day! Please join us on Sunday, May 6 for a special program featuring renowned guest, Dr. John Grondelski! Program begins at the Adam Cardinal Maida Alumni Memorial Library (lower level) promptly at […]

Welcome New Director Dr. Arkadiusz Gorecki

Please join each and every one of us at Orchard Lake Schools in welcoming our new Polish Mission Director. Thanks to an exhaustive search and an intense and rigorous selection process by a committee of OLS leaders, Dr. Gorecki was selected by OLS Chancellor Fr. Miroslaw Krol to lead The Polish Mission into the future. […]

We’re off to Poland!

Click here for photos, and check back frequently for regular updates! Saturday, April 7 We woke up real late today, 8:30am. We then traveled the traditional Jewish district in Krakow to meet our tour guide for the day. We toured all around the district visiting many traditional orthodox synagogues that either survived the war or […]

Getting the University Experience

On Tuesday, March 6, students from the St. Mary’s Polish Language class with their instructor Marzanna Owinski, bookstore manager Regina Borowicz, and Polish Mission curator JJ Przewozniak made a special trip to Detroit’s Wayne State University. The trip was aimed to introduce the “men of St. Mary’s” to the University experience in which they’ll soon […]

Maple Sugaring Season at The Polish Mission!

Welcome to the splash page for all things maple syrup at The Polish Mission.  2018 is our second season of maple sugaring at the historic campus of the Orchard Lake Schools!  Armed with a permit from the fire department, every scrap of firewood we can get our hands on, and a single precious 5/16″ drill […]

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 […]

A Celebration of Our Spoken Heritage: Polish Bilingual Day!

Polish Bilingual Day is a special celebration that brings the issues we at The Polish Mission (TPM) care about, right up to the front.  As a “Polish Mission,” being missionary plays a prominent role in our identity—a missionary is one who gives of themselves, and as an organization, we have the missionary spirit when it […]