Posts Tagged ‘John Paul II’

Piotr Rubik concert – SANTO SUBITO

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Polish American Cultural Center is sponsoring Piotr Rubik concert entitled SANTO SUBITO.
It is Canto Biography of Pope John Paul II. It is a musical spectacle with 40 performers and 8 soloists.

The concert is in Magnificat HS Auditorium 20220 Hilliard Ave., Rocky River, OH on Thursday October 14, 2010 at 8 PM.

Tickets are $45 in Balcony and $60 & $70 in orchestra and mezzinine if purchased in advance and may be ordered by sending a check to PACC 6501 Lansing Ave., Cleveland, OH 44105 or by calling Gene Bak at 440 263 5552

Program to Honor Pope John Paul II

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010


(Save me  O Lord from contempt)

            A reflective program dedicated to the memory of Pope John Paul II                    

You are invited for a few moments of reflection and contemplation about the sense and the purpose of our human journey as seen through the eyes of Pope John Paul II. May 22, 2010 at 7:00 PM


Dear fellow Polonian,

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

It is once again time to renew your membership in the Polish American Cultural Center honoring John Paul II. For those who are not members of the Center, we hope you will join us in our mission to preserve and promote Polish traditions and culture in the Cleveland area.

We had a successful year in 2009 and we continue to be optimistic about our future. We had a number of events such as celebrations of Polish Constitution and Independence Days. Our biggest event of the year was the reception held to honor our living veterans of the Polish Armed Forces in World War II.. We hosted several receptions and a number of dinners including one for Kościuszko Foundation, Ohio Section. Our celebration of Wigilia and the showing of Jasełka by the children of the Polish school were a big hit with the public. We sponsored the appearance of Eleni and Ich Troje, the artistic groups from Poland. We also held First Polish Youth Talent Show. We continue to have Sunday lunches which have become very popular among Polanians as a Sunday get together. (more…)

The Cleveland Foundation welcomes Polish-American Cultural Center!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Polish-American Cultural Center in Honor of John Paul II has reached yet another milestone; in May 2009 Polish-American Cultural Center (PACC) established an organizational endowment fund at the Cleveland Foundation.  The foundation want to thank the board of directors of PACC for the trust you have placed in the foundation.

So what does this mean to PACC and its supporters?  An endowment fund is a fund set aside to generate income as well as for long-term use for the not-for-profit organization.  Having a strong and stable endowment fund is a sign that an organization is fiscally responsible and prepared for whatever the future may hold.  It can also ensure that the mission of an organization can continue in perpetuity if needed.


24 Years of Polish Pope’s Pontificate – Time of Thanksgiving and happiness

Tuesday, October 1st, 2002

When I recollect the day of October 16, 1978, I remember a gray, Fall day and a quick sundown. In the Krakow seminary, where I resided during my third year of studies, we were in a “Day of Reflection”, a day of silence and prayer. It was a time of the new pope’s election. Our holy father encouraged us to pray to the Holy Spirit so that the person selected is one that is most deserving of the title “Pastor of the World”. Even though we were required to obtain “silentium sacrum” – holy silence, we all felt the one ever-burning question: Which cardinal will be selected as the next pope?

At 5:00 PM, we gathered in the seminary’s chapel to hear the last conference of the day. Right before 6:00 PM, Fr. Franciszek Macharski stormed in like the wind and interrupted the conference, revealing the great news from the Vatican radio that the new pope is our own Krakow’s bishop, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla. For a moment, everyone was silent as if though they did not believe their ears. Then after a few seconds, the chapel was filled with cheers of great joy.  With tears in our eyes, we exchanged hugs and laughed like little children.