Heading to beautiful Cleveland

17 May 2011 - By

…for the annual YMSofR Bowling Tournament. It will be good to bowl with the bowling bishop (now my bishop), and many good friends. All events are near to St. Mary’s PNCC in Parma where we will conclude with Holy Mass at 10am on Sunday, May 22nd.

Some background on Polonia in Cleveland and other happenings:

WKYC did a series of On Location stories from Cleveland’s Polonian and Czech – Slavic Village:

Dyngus Day in Cleveland – for years a celebration only equaled by St. Patrick’s Day in places like Buffalo and Sanduski, has found a new following in Cleveland. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Dyngus Day celebration exceeds expectations in spite of torrential rain

A new Cleveland tradition has been born.

The weather couldn’t have been worse, and the crowds couldn’t have had more fun. Organizers said more than a thousand revelers braved torrential rain Monday to turn out for the first annual Dyngus Day celebration, which was held among three bars in the Gordon Square Arts District on the city’s West Side.

The Parkview Nite Club, the Happy Dog Saloon and the Reddstone pub now officially constitute “The Polish Triangle.”

Dyngus Day is a Polish rite of spring held the day after Easter that involves boys and girls, water and pussy willow branches. Tradition calls for boys to throw water on girls; the girls whip the boys with the branches…

Celebrating Polish Constitution Day in Cleveland. From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Celebrate Cleveland’s Polish culture on Polish Constitution Day

The May 3 holiday marks the anniversary of Europe’s first modern constitution, signed in Poland in 1791. It’s a big deal in Poland, and in American cities such as Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland that have large Polish populations. Didn’t know that? Don’t know much about Polish culture beyond Big Chuck, pierogi and bad Parma jokes? Fortunately, this weekend — and all year round — there are several great ways to explore our city’s rich Polish culture…

The Cleveland Plain Dealer covering Roman Catholic church closings in Cleveland as well as breakaway Parishes. I have covered some of this in previous articles.

2 Comments on “Heading to beautiful Cleveland”

  1. Very nice! I bowl too.

  2. Deacon Jim says:

    Was really a great time. Ended up bowling my average — why it is an average. Host Parish of St. Mary’s was great. Closed with the Tradition Holy Mass Rite offered by the Prime Bishop.

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