Trips

Bus Trip to White Deer, Texas 2013
Our parent organization,    The Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation, invites members and friends to travel to White Deer, Texas for a special celebration in August.  The Parish of Sacred Heart in White Deer, Texas is celebrating their centennial, one hundred years of serving the people in North Texas. The pioneer settlers of White Deer were Polish families who left Karnes and Wilson Counties around the year 1910 and built a church there.  The Father Leopold Moczygemba Foundation is sponsoring a bus trip to White Deer to honor the descendants of those brave Texans, and together with them celebrate this special occasion.

If you have Polish ancestors who settled in White Deer, this is an opportunity to share in a special celebration.

The celebration will be held Labor Day weekend, Saturday, August 31 to September 1, 2013.  The travelers will participate in the evening activities of the celebration on Saturday evening, and on Sunday at the 11:00 A.M. Celebratory Mass, followed by a Polish sausage luncheon in the Parish Hall, and then return home.

The bus will pick-up the first group of travelers on Saturday, August 31 at 5:00 A.M. in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1009 Trail St. in Floresville, then travel to the parking lot of Holy Name Church, 3814 Nash Blvd. in San Antonio to pick-up the others at 5:30 A.M.

The cost of the trip, which includes bus, hotel (based on double occupancy), and the Polish sausage luncheon, is $160.00. If you are interested please RSVP by August 10 to Ms. Mason 210-862-0585 or 210-333-8440.  The President of the FLMF is Monsignor Franciszek Kurzaj, the pastor at Sacred Heart Church in Floresville.

1973 – Historic Trip to Silesia
As President of the Polish American Congress of Texas, Father John W. Yanta organized the first pilgrimage tour to Poland and Silesia for a group of 54 Texans.  The photographs below capture this historic trip in June of 1973.

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Left to right: Rev. Bernard Goebel, Rev. Erwin A. Juraschek, Rev. John W. Yanta, and one of their Polish hosts, Bishop Franciszek Jop.

The Texans were warmly welcomed by the parishioners in Płużnica, Poland, and their pastor, Rev. Rafał Kaczmarczyk.