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Palm Sunday at American Czestochowa

Palm Sunday – the Sunday of the Passion of the Lord, which this year was celebrated on April 14th, is a special day of preparation for the Easter Triduum. During all the Masses at our Shrine, the Passion of the Lord was read. The blessing of palms took place during all the Masses, commemorating in this way the solemn entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem. The two main Masses at the Shrine took place at 11:00 am and at 12:30 pm. During the procession at 12:30, Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Supplementary School,......

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Pro-Life Night at the Shrine

OLCZ Youth Group hosted a Pro-Life Night on Saturday, April 13th at the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. This event featured a a screening of the Gosnell movie, which is a very powerful film about Dr. Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor who is considered to be America’s biggest serial killer. Dr. Monique Ruberu, Pro-Life OBGYN, author and champion of the rights of the unborn was a guest speaker during this pro-life night. Dr. Monique shared her conversion story and how God worked in her life and in her marriage. She also......

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A Lenten Night of Recollection for Teenagers

On Friday, April 12th, Our Lady of Czestochowa Youth Group was hosting a Lenten Night of Recollection for teenager. The theme of the night was “Into the Desert – getting through lent with the Word of God”. The main focus of the retreat was learning more about the Bible, discovering new ways how one can meditate it and get closer to God. Our group especially focused on the practice of Lectio Divina. Using stones with words from Psalm 23, the teens reflected upon the Psalm and what it meant in their personal......

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Invitation for the Easter Triduum

The Pauline Fathers and Brothers invite you to the American Częstochowa for the Easter Triduum, the most important days of the liturgical year, which celebrate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We begin these solemn days on Holy Thursday, April 18, with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 pm. On Good Friday, Confessions will take place from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm in the St. Anne’s Chapel, where there will be a traditional “Repository Chapel”, the Altar of the Blessed Sacrament. The Liturgy of the Passion and Death......

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Movie Screening at the Shrine - "XL: The Temptation of Christ"

On Sunday afternoon, April 7th, our Shrine was hosting a movie screening of a Douglas James Vail film “XL: The Temptation of Christ” (2019). The screening took place in the Conference Room in Visitor Center and it was proceeded by a talk and presentation by Douglas James Vail, who is also the Director of FaithWorks Pictures. He shared with everyone his touching and faith filled journey of making this film about Jesus Christ. Currently residing in California, Vail is originally from the Bucks County area and grew up attending the Shrine of......

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Ash Wednesday

ASH WEDNESDAY Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. It is a day of fast and abstinance. Mass schedule (with the imposition of ashes at every Mass): 7:30 am – in English 8:00 am – in English 10:00 am – in Polish 11:30 am – in English 5:00 pm – in English 7:00 pm – in English   All Masses will be celebrated in the Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa (lower church)....

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Retreat for the Polish Youth from the Polish Schools in USA

Every year a retreat for Polish Youth from the Polish Schools on the East Coast of the United States is organized at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.  This year’s retreat took place on February 16-17, 2019. In reference to the recently completed World Youth Day in Panama, the meeting with young people in Doylestown took place under the name: “Panama 2019 at American Czestochowa: Behold I am a handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word!”. The retreat was led by Father Marek......

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