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Parish facilities for Polish


As the Polish community in Letterkenny continues to expand on an ever-
increasing basis, local community facilities are also adapting to
support this increase.

To this end, Polish people attending mass in St Eunan's Cathedral are
now being provided with a weekly newsletter in their native language.
Speaking to the Donegal News this week Diocesan Administrator Father
Eamonn Kelly explained: "Bearing in mind that ten years ago we had no
Polish people in the congregation we now have a number, I couldn't
quite tell you how many."

Every second Thursday of each month a Polish Mass is also celebrated
in the Cathedral, Fr Kelly explained: "We have a priest from Sligo
who visits every month to say Mass in Polish. He also says one in
Ballybofey and travels around to different locations."

"We have also introduced a translation of the weekly Newsletter in
Polish, this is provided by the Polish Chaplaincy. We get fifty
printed every week. We are often asked to perform Baptisms for Polish
people and we have already done a number of them. In fact earlier
this year we also had a wedding in Polish. And although it takes some
extra organising it can be done."

Have other forum members from the UK found churches full to bursting point and people standing in the street this Easter? We apparently had 600 people for Good Friday mass at our Polish parish. They had swiecone at our church today (the traditional easter saturday blessing of food) and it was like rush hour. People queuing to get in with their little flower decorated baskets of eggs, bread and kielbasa running out of room on the table. Took ages to get out as so many were waiting for the next blessing. People I've never seen before. In fact the only person I knew was the priest. The priest told people to please not block anyone's driveway with their cars so that people would see Poles as being thoughtful.