Friday, August 22, 2014

Catholic Mass in Polish set for Sunday

The Catholic Diocese of Charlotte’s third annual Polish language Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Sunday (August 24) at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1400 Suther Road.

The Rev. Matt Nycz of Buffalo, N.Y., will preside at the Mass, to be said in honor of Our Lady of Czestochowa, a revered icon of the Virgin Mary.

Confessions in Polish and English will be heard at 1 p.m. After Mass, churchgoers can venerate a relic of Pope John Paul II, a newly canonized saint (from Poland) in the Catholic Church. It is a drop of blood on a piece of the cassock he wore the day he was shot in 1981.

There will also be a reception with Polish food.

For more information, call Mary Witulski at 704-290-6012.

-- Tim Funk