The Feast of Saint Adalbert and the commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Poland’s Independence will be celebrated next Saturday, April 28, at St. Adalbert’s Worship Site. Soprano Brittany Mruczek will sing at 5 pm, and Rev. Michael H. Burzynski will celebrate Mass at 5:30. Following Mass the Am-Pol Eagle will pay tribute to the Blue Army of World War I and the Polish Army Veterans of World War II with a program and exhibit. Five of the seven remaining Polish World War II Veterans will be honored by the Am-Pol Eagle. Pictured from left are Jozefa Solecki, Casey Solecki, Janusz Nieduzak, and Stanley & Antonina Markut. A light reception will follow. All are welcome to join in the celebration.
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Both Mr. and Mrs. Solecki worked at Saint John Kanty Church in the 1960’s-early ’70’s, and their children Richard (’61) and Barbara (’69) are graduates of the school. The following quote is from a September, 2009 story in the Buffalo News: ‘On a February morning in 1940 the 14 year old Solecki began a trip to a Siberian work camp with others from the nearby towns and villages. They were loaded into cattle cars and had no idea where they were going. People broke out in song.’ ‘She remembers voices joining others from one car to the next, until the song about trusting the Lord could be heard coming from all the cars that lined the tracks.’
The family worships at our Sunday Mass.