Let’s Celebrate!

The annual Garden Party in our homes takes place during the summer, beginning with concelebrated Holy Mass followed by traditional refreshments, entertainment and a raffle.

This year’s principal celebrant at Jasna Góra was Archbishop Szczepan Wesoły who came from Rome especially to attend this important event. His Excellency has ministered to Polish immigrant communities around the world for over 60 years and is much loved.

Biesiada, the Polish singing group from Manchester, consistently supports events in both our care homes. Their varied programme of medlies and audience participation is always a great hit with our residents and guests.

The members of Biesiada were all born in the UK but keep alive their inherited Polish culture.

In keeping with Polish tradition, St Nicholas visits our residents on 6th December and brings them gifts in anticipation of Christmas.

Swięcone is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions. Baskets containing a sampling of Easter foods are brought to church to be blessed on Holy Saturday.

Coloured eggs prepared by residents for the Easter baskets and to decorate the Home.

Easter breakfast when the food blessed on Easter Saturday is eaten.

The Polish Scouts and Guides Association, Manchester, visit Dom Polski every Christmas to sing carols with the residents and visit with them.

National Independence Day is a public holiday in Poland celebrated every year on 11 November to commemorate the anniversary of Poland's assumption of independent statehood in 1918.

At Christmas time, families and friends are invited to our Homes for an evening of carol singing followed by a buffet supper with their loved ones.

It is an ideal opportunity to update everyone on what we’ve been doing and our plans for the coming year, and to hear their views, concerns and suggestions.

Celebrating 60 years of wedded bliss!

Traditionally, the parish priest visits parishioners after Christmas and blesses their homes. All our residents’ rooms are visited and blessed.